Full Driving Program Information – Rothesay

Congratulations on taking your first step toward learning to drive! Our Full Training Programs are a blend of theory (either E-Learning or In-person) and in-vehicle services. Any driver will greatly benefit from our professional instruction in all aspects of driving. We want you to be the best possible driver that you can be and avoid collisions at all costs.

Our E-Learning Theory: You can start the online portion of the program with or without having written your 7-1 test at ServiceNB. The Drivers Handbook has all the information you need to prepare for that exam.

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/public-safety/community_safety/content/drivers_vehicles/content/new_brunswick_drivers_handbook.html

Our theory adds to your existing knowledge to better prepare you for your in-vehicle lessons and give you added information you will need as a new driver.

The E-Learning theory allows you to start your program at any time and gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace. Because you are doing it independently you can finish the online studies as quickly as you like or you can take your time. We allow you 60 days access to the online curriculum so you can refer back to it at anytime. It can be completed on any device including a tablet or cellphone (with the download of the Moodle App).

The curriculum is user friendly, easy to follow and designed to help prepare you for your in-vehicle lessons. The program is a series of units and blocks with exercises, small quizzes throughout and final exams to ensure your understanding of the content. It is important to be able to take that knowledge and apply it during the driving portion of your program. When your online studies are complete and you have obtained your 7-1 license, then you can begin your in car lessons. We are committed to the continued improvement of our E-Learning services.

If you’re waiting for your 16th birthday to start your driver training, you can begin your online theory 60 days before your birthday. Be sure to also be studying the Drivers Handbook in conjunction with our theory so that you can do your 7-1 written test at SNB on your birthday or shortly thereafter.

In-Person Theory:  Consists of 25 hours of classroom training designed to prepare students for the in-vehicle portion of their training. Using our driving simulator, students are given the opportunity to experience a variety of scenarios, including fog, rain, high winds or large animals.  Distractions such as cell phones and coffee cups are also best experienced on the driving simulator, before students experience real-life distractions while driving on a busy downtown street. It is interactive & a very useful tool in the classroom. It gives perspective to the in car training which follows the classroom portion. Please refer to “registration” page for available dates and times. 

In-Vehicle Lessons: All in car training is one-on-one, just you and your instructor, using the Atlantic Driving Academy car. We pick up at home, school or work within most areas of the city (with some exceptions). There is a lot of information to be taught so we try to avoid straight line driving, keeping your driving close to locations where you will gain the most exposure and experience.

We know that every driver will have a different level of experience when they join us. Some have never been in the driver’s seat before, while others have been driving in all types of situations for years. Driving is a hands-on skill and practice, with a friend or a family member, in between each training session is extremely important.  New drivers are required to prepare for licensing over a minimum of 8 months so it gives you lots of time to prepare and gain experience. Your instructor will introduce new skills each lesson and as you are improving, be sure to follow their recommendations for your practice. This is key to your success.

All instructors are highly qualified. You will be learning skills like:

  • Vehicle Handling
  • Parking skills
  • Co-Operative Driving Techniques
  • Freeway/Highway Driving
  • Emergency Maneuvers behind the wheel
  • City Driving Strategies
  • Risk Perception
  • Running Commentary
  • Handling Adverse Conditions
  • Distractive Driving
  • Night Driving (with exception during summer)
  • Use of a car for your Road test when assessed ready for licensing.

E-Learning Full Training Program: $799 plus tax includes 10 hours of on-road instruction and the use of the car for testing at ServiceNB when assessed as ready.

E-Learning Plus Training Program: $1035 plus tax includes in-car instruction of 14 hours. It provides more flexibility to review items and practice for a few extra hours with one of our professionals. Testing arrangements will be made when ready.

E-Learning Premium Training Program: $1349 plus tax includes 20 hours of in-car instruction for those who intend to receive the majority of teaching & practice with their instructor. As in the other packages, testing is provided when ready.

In-Person Full Training Program: $925 plus tax includes 25 hours classroom theory, 10 hours of on-road instruction and the use of the car for testing at ServiceNB when assessed as ready.

In-Person Plus Training Program: $1161 plus tax includes 25 hours classroom theory and 14 hours of in-car instruction. It provides more flexibility to review items and practice for a few extra hours with one of our professionals. Testing arrangements will be made when ready.

In-Person Premium Training Program: $1475 plus tax includes 25 hours classroom and 20 hours of in-car instruction for those who intend to receive the majority of teaching & practice with their instructor. As in the other packages, testing is provided when ready.

 

If you feel that you may have limited opportunity to practice or may not be able to practice at all, you should choose either the “Plus” or “Premium” Program. If you are not certain which program will best suit your needs, give us a call and we can put together a plan for you to ensure your success!

1-888-374-8393

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