99.5% of our students Love our Programs!
It’s no wonder DriveWise is the top rated Driving School in Canada and Milton’s Platinum choice for Driver Education and Training!
At the Milton DriveWise we have been polling our students to keep track of how they feel about out programs. Since last September more than 300 students were asked to participate in this Feedback Survey. The results speak for themselves. Less than half a percent did not like the Simulation training. As with most things in life you can please everyone all the time.
Working hand in hand with MTO Road Safety Starts with You, MADD, and NHIP North Halton Injury Prevention groups, the DriveWise centers in Milton and Mississauga continue to raise the bar to deliver more than basic driver training.
When Safety Matters to you and your family call 905.875.0480 in Milton or 905.832.5222 in Mississauga, with two locations to serve you, the Claveau Family invite you to call for an appointment and experience first-hand why their graduating students are among the safest new drivers on the roads.
Posted Aug 15th, 2011
DriveWise has put together hundreds of Simulation programs that can teach every type of driver in the safe environment of virtual reality.
Imagine for a moment having to learn to drive for the first time without ever having been behind the wheel of the vehicle you are about to operate
These are just a few of the GOOD reasons why SIMULATION training makes sense!
Have questions? please feel free to call 905.875.0480 or 905.832.5222 one of our team will be happy to assist you.
Posted May 18th, 2011
DriveWise has so much more behind their doors….see for yourself!
Why would you choose anything less for your family or your business?
Posted May 17th, 2011
Why Pay $699 For Driver Education?
Another area of concern for Driver Education is the high school driving program. Typically priced $549 - $599, as a public board price, parents assume their getting a good deal because it’s provided at the high school. The reality of this scenario is that the students must sit through an additional 3-4 hours of driver education after having spent the entire day at that same school. Attention and absorption levels for intake of information have already been spent in that environment for the day.
A clear warning sign is when you look at the rates per hour for in car sessions make a note to self that if these rates are below $40/hr, chances are the instructor is not highly skilled, Provincial Government approved and trained.
So much more when you walk through our door!
Posted May 16th, 2011
DriveWise Milton and Mississauga have launched the 2011 Sponsorhip Program and its working! The Milton Magic Girls Soccer Team were able to raise $1000.00 for their team last month. Does your team, school or charity need help raising money?
Since interest in the program is growing everyday, DriveWise has found a way to keep it going. Although we will not be able to keep the same extraordinary offer whenthe program was first launched, we were able to find a number that can work with great results for everyone.
It's simple.... refer or attend the DriveWise training program and your team, school or charity will receive $50.Instead of spending our advertising dollars on Media companies, we are investing it back into the community...help us help you and everyone WINS!
Now think.....Who do you know that will be needing their Driver Training soon, this year, nexct year? the program doesn't stop when you reach your goal, it can run month after month and year after year. Do the math, it sure adds up quickly, check it out.
Get with the Program... that works for you!
For more details contact Shelley Harmer at 647.299.9263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted February 7th, 2011
DriveWise wants to keep in touch with you. If there is anything you feel we should be doing to make it easier to share our information with others, just let us know.
Ever wonder what your favorite Milton Driving Instructor is up to? now you can find out by following him on Twitter. That's right check Marco Claveau out at DriveWiseMarco. Tweet him and let him know what you are up to, keep the social in media... its fun and its free!
There has been a new Facebook Group, Facebook Page and Facebook Account set up, be among the first to join. Share your comments, photos and have fun meeting the others who took the DriveWise Courses or want to take them....
Search for DriveWise Milton
Another exciting new location was set up to share photos, video and map at Google Business Places.
Have a look and let us hear your reviews.
Remember to share with the easy Tiwtter, Facebook and other social media links!
Stay tuned our website is getting a facelift from the SiteDudes and we are exciting to see how you like it...be checking in after March 15, 2011 or watch for the announcements on FB,Twitter and news articles.
Posted February 24th, 2011
Drivewise Mississauga located at 2600 Skymark Ave. Bldg. #7, Unit # 104 is now accepting registrations for upcoming classes. Be one of the very first students to GRADUATE from this brand new facility.
DriveWise provides all the standard MTO approved courses and MORE! So much more with teaching life saving skills in the safe environment of Virtual Reality Simulation.
In addition to the already value added training programs only offered at DriveWise Training Centres, you will be among the first group of people to receive the Eco Drive Training program as part of your regular registration!
This is typically offered to Corporations with Fleet vehicles and Municipalities, Taxi companies and the like. The EcoDrive Program is promoted and used by Natural Resources Canada!
Being environmentally friendly is one thing, but you will alos be learning how to manipulate driving situation that will save you hundreds of dollars each year in fuel costs.
There is much more to see and expereince when you take any of the DriveWise Driver Education programs...so what are you waiting for? grab the phone and call 905.832.5222 Nancy is waiting to save a seat with your name on it...
.... stay tuned to the website for the up coming GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION details coming soon!
Posted January 13th, 2011
DriveWise Mississauga has been asked to contribute to the efforts of the Vaughan Citizen newspaper in helping out a young man who has lost his parents and has been forced to support his younger siblings.
Stay tuned for the news article being posted with picture in the Vaughan Citizen...we will also post the article on this website for you as soon as it is released!
Posted December 24th, 2010
Fuel Economy Module
DriveWise was proud to work with Natural Resources Canada for their Fuel Efficiency Program by developing a reporting system that measures, monitors, records and reports a driver’s habits based on their fuel efficiency. Using Natural Resource Canada’s five eco-tips and the DriveWise Six Star Approach, we are able to measure acceleration, braking, speed, following distance and fuel economy in order to compare it to a benchmark either set by the user or by a previous score.
Each scenario can be built and customized to specific training goals and marking criteria to ensure accurate results. The percentage required for a pass can be set by the user, policy or based on a standard provided by DriveWise. Each infraction is recorded and reported on both the replay and in the reporting system. The module graphs the participant in real-time so the instructor, evaluator or other class members can immediately see how the driver is doing. Results can be charted in Liters or Gallons and speeds can be tracked in Miles per hour of Kilometers per hour. The graph also displays their total amount of fuel consumed, percentage compared to the most ideal fuel consumption and rate of fuel being consumed (in miles per gallon or liters per 100 kilometers).
Lesson plans can be built using pre-existing scenarios or by creating risk-specific events to test a participant. Previous results are all recorded in order to evaluate multiple participants, preserve top results or to display a sample range of scores.
Criteria may include seatbelt fastening, speed management, space management, intersection driving, proper use of horn, entering/exiting school zones and pressure used on the gas and brake.
Each report can be exported in a variety of formats for use in programs like Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Reader (PDF).
Please contact our office for program specifications: 905-875-0480 or send us an e-mail.
Posted December 10th, 2010
Toronto Star Tuesday Nov 22010
Daniel Dale Staff Reporter
About half of the drivers who take their road tests in busy Brampton fail. In sleepy Kenora, the failure rate is lower than 20 per cent.
As Ontario’s driving instructors have long known, some examination centres fail a far higher percentage of test-takers than others. Now the company that runs driver testing for the province has instituted pass-fail “norms” for each DriveTest centre based on their widely varying past results.
At the Brampton centre, for example, examiners who conduct the road test required to obtain a G2 license have been given a failure-rate norm of 53 per cent, the highest in Ontario. Conversely, examiners in Oshawa, have been given a norm of 36 per cent. Kenora received the lowest norm, 7 per cent.
The norms, obtained via freedom of information request, vary even within the GTA. The failure-rate norm is 52 per cent in Downsview, 43 per cent in Oakville, 40 per cent in Aurora, and 36 per cent in Burlington. Norms are lower for locations within easy driving distance, such as Orillia’s 26 per cent.
Examiners whose pass-fail rates deviate more than 15 percentage points from a norm in any month are monitored to ensure they are following standard procedures. But the norms, approved by the provincial government, are not quotas. If the examiners are found to be following protocol, and their pass-fail rates are abnormally high or low because of a random streak of good or bad drivers, they are not disciplined.
“Employees were not told to adjust their work to accommodate the norms... variances may be perfectly legitimate,” said Paul Dalglish, managing director of Serco DES, which operates Ontario’s 55 examination centres.
“Deviation from the norm,” he said, “is only an indication of the need for further investigation.”
More than 50 examiners have faced “some level of remedial action” since the norms were introduced in January, Dalglish said. Remedial action includes both non-disciplinary measures, such as “clarification of expectations” and retraining, and disciplinary measures such as warnings and suspensions. “The vast majority of the follow-up with employees is non-disciplinary because that almost always has the desired effect,” Dalglish said.
Ontario does not require drivers to take their road tests near where they live, so many drivers strategically schedule the tests at far-flung locations where they think they will get an easier ride. Some Toronto driving schools charge $200 to drive students hours away to small towns like Bancroft.
Driving instructors say pass-fail rates may differ by location for a number of reasons, such as difference in traffic levels or the difficulty of test routes. Urban centres like Brampton may also attract relatively high proportions of immigrants unfamiliar with Ontario’s driving rules.
Ontario Safety League president Brian Patterson said the norms would help Serco monitor examiner performance. But he argued the government should force drivers to take exams at nearby locations so they are tested under conditions they will normally encounter. If the government does not, he said it should make tests more challenging in low-traffic areas.
Serco must maintain a monthly province-wide pass-fail rate within four percentage points of rates from the three years before the company took over from the government in 2003. The norms, therefore, were determined in part based on province-wide rates from that period. But most of the norms are nonetheless similar to location-by-location rates for the period between 2006 and early 2008.