About Airdrie Driving School |   On-Line DDC Course:   |  On-Line PDIC Course:   Alberta Drivers Handbook  Enrollment

 

*Due to the corona virus all in-car lessons will be cancelled until further notice. 

During this time our office will also be closed. You may still reach us by email at:

AirdrieDrivingschool.com

You are welcome to sign up and use this time to take the online classroom

so as to be ready

to take the in-car lessons once this Pandemic has passed.

Update: We do not know when The Government of Alberta will be testing again, or when we will be allowed to start teaching again. The very moment that we hear, we will post it here.

 

Please look at Road Tests under Government Service Changes at

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx 

Airdrie Driving School

2127 Luxstone Blvd SW, Airdrie, AB, T4B 0C6

glen@airdriedrivingschool.com

Phone line: (403) 948 - 2120, Text / Phone Line: (403) 999 - 9964
 
Locally owned and operated by Glen and Pat Waddell
Office hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM , and Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
New Lower Prices - We now do our classroom exclusively online and Pass the Savings on to You.

 Airdrie Driving School is the premier Driving School in the Airdrie District for Class five (automobile) driving courses. Airdrie Driving School works closely with the community, participating schools, and parents in an effort to ensure that Airdrie’s new drivers receive the best possible start to their driving career that they can. 

Enrolling is Easy.
Choose your Program below, Fill out Our Secure Online Enrollment Form and hit 'Submit'
or simply phone us at one of the numbers above.
 
 

Programs and Prices

About the On-Line Classroom
 
There are many advantages to taking the Classroom On-Line
  • There is no waiting. You can start within 1/2 hour of enrolling.
  • Every student gets the same course. With regular classrooms, no two classrooms are ever exactly alike.
  • Nothing gets missed. It is easy for the instructor in a regular classroom to miss something.
  • No one else gets to hog the conversation. The on-line classroom time is all your time.
  • There is no need to finish the online classroom to begin the in-car training.
  • It saves us money and we pass the savings on to you.

 SPACE CUSHION DRIVING as taught By Airdrie Driving School

Here are five simple rules that you can use in almost every driving situation:

Aim High in Steering
Look ahead to where you will be at least 15 seconds from now. That's about a
block to a block and a half at city speeds. On the highway, scan to the horizon.

Get the big picture
Eliminate vision barriers by establishing proper following distances. Stay far enough behind other vehicles to obtain the visibility required to make your own decisions.

Keep your eyes moving
Keep your eyes moving at least every two seconds. Check your mirrors every four to seven seconds.

Leave your self an out
Whenever possible, surround your vehicle with space. Choose the proper lane, and adjust your speed accordingly to maintain a space cushion all around your vehicle.
If you lose part of the cushion, work to keep at least the front and one side open. Avoid tailgaters, encourage them to pass.

Make sure that they see you
Drive with your lights on, day and night. Get eye to eye contact by using the
warning devices on your vehicle, but don't take eye contact for granted. Be sure
that your warnings are heeded. ¤

*Warning*

Don't Get Catfished

Airdrie Driving School is not in any way associated with someone calling themselves

Airdrie Drivers Academy or, McKenzie Drivers ED

When people sign up with a driving school, they place a lot of faith in that driving school to be reputable and exactly who they say they are. They are sending their teenagers out in the car with these people and they expect them to be honorable. To this end the government of Alberta requires all driving school owners and instructors to have criminal record checks. They also require all driving schools to be bonded. Lately, it seems that this is not enough.

There has crept into the Driving School Industry, and I am sure many other industries as well, companies, and their unscrupulous owners, who try to fool you into thinking that they are a different company than they actually are. They do this by using very similar sounding names as legitimate well-known companies. This type of behavior is especially despicable when you consider that driving schools often deal with minors. Do you really want to send your teenage daughter, or son for that matter, out in the car with someone who isn’t who you thought that they were? It is important that you know who you are dealing with.

In my opinion people and companies who do these types of things should be brought up on criminal charges. How they manage to get licenced is beyond me. If you agree with me, please contact your MLA and Alberta Transportation Safety, (The licensing body for Driving Schools and Driving Instructors and let them know how you feel.

 https://www.alberta.ca/become-a-licensed-driving-instructor.aspx

You may also want to call the owners of these outfits and let them know how you feel about these practices

Also, if you feel like you have been conned into dealing with one of these dishonestly named companies,  Please call me, I may be able to help you get your money back, without it affecting your licence or certificate in any way.

To Enroll: Please go to our Secure Online Enrollment Form, Or Call our office at  403-948-2120

Classroom only, for now until the Covid 19

15 Hours 'Online' Classroom     

Pay 210.00 towards one of our full courses

and take the classroom now.

Pay the balance once the pandemic has passed.

REGISTER

 

BASIC PROGRAM

Includes defensive driving and collision avoidance techniques, as well as skill and control and rules of the road.

15 Hours Classroom, 10 Hours In-Car Now Only 579.00 plus GST = $607.95 Save $126.00
 Was $699.00 plus GST for a Total of 733.95
REGISTER
 

PREMIUM COURSE

With this program the last hour may be used for your road test in our car. road test fees not included, please see 'Registry and Testing' fees below.

Students receive an extra 4 hours in car training.
Consists of:

15 Hours Classroom, 14 Hours In-Car

Now Only $756.00 plus GST = $793.80 Save 192.15

Was $939.00 plus GST for a Total of $985.95

REGISTER
     

THE ULTIMATE COURSE

With this program the last hour may be used for your road test in our car. road test fees not included, please see 'Registry and Testing' fees below.

Students receive most comprehensive and complete course available. Ideal for beginners
Consists of:

15 Hours Classroom, 20 Hours In-Car

Now Only $1058.00 plus GST= $1110.90 Save $315.00

Was $1358.00 plus GST for a total of $1425.90.

REGISTER

BRUSH UP LESSONS                                                                                                       Please Phone 403-948-2120 to Register

FOR THOSE WHO ONLY WANT TO TAKE AS MANY LESSONS AS THEY NEED IN ORDER TO PASS THEIR ROAD TEST, OR, FOR THOSE FEW WHO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA LESSONS. AS ALWAYS, OUR PROMISE IS THAT YOUR LESSONS WILL NEVER GO ON AND ON NEEDLESSLY.

Consists of:

 

BRUSH UP LESSONS COST $120.00 PER 2 HOUR LESSON PLUS G.S.T. FOR A TOTAL OF $126.00  
 

VEHICLE FOR ROAD TEST                                                                                              Please Phone 403-948-2120 to Register for Brush up lessons. 

YOU MAY USE ANY LEGALLY REGISTERED AND INSURED CLASS 5 VEHICLES FOR YOUR ROAD TEST. THE EXAMINER WILL INSPECT IT TO MAKE SURE ALL LIGHTS, BRAKES, AND NECESSARY EQUIPMENT ARE IN WORKING ORDER.

MANY STUDENTS DO, HOWEVER, PREFER TO TAKE THEIR TEST ON THE DRIVER TRAINING CAR; THAT IS, THE SAME CAR IN WHICH THEY TOOK THEIR TRAINING. QUITE OFTEN, THIS IS THE CAR THEY HAVE HAD THE MOST EXPERIENCE ON, AND THE ONE IN WHICH THEY FEEL THE MOST COMFORTABLE DRIVING.

The Cost to rent the car for the basic road test is $60.00 plus GST= $63.00

The Cost to rent the car for the Advanced road test is $90.00 plus GST = $94.50

REGISTRY AND TESTING FEES

Driving Schools are not allowed to collect money for testing fees or for the Registry.

(Since we have no control over Registry fees these could change at any time without notice)

AT THE PRESENT TIME THE FEE FOR A ROAD TEST IS $83.00

THERE IS ALSO A FEE FOR UPGRADING YOUR LEARNERS,
(CLASS 7) LICENCE TO A DRIVERS, (CLASS 5) LICENCE.
AT THE PRESENT TIME THE FEE IS
$22.45 G.S.T. INCLUDED.

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To Contact us by Email: glen@airdriedrivingschool.com
To Contact us by Phone: (403) 948 - 2120
To Contact us by Mail: 2127 Luxstone Blvd SW, Airdrie, AB. T4B 0C6

 
 
 
 

Here is a free driving tip

The Traction Control on your car is designed to help keep you from skidding. It is not designed to help you get unstuck

If you get stuck in the snow in a car that has traction control, turn the traction control off while trying to get unstuck. It really helps.

Once you are unstuck, remember to turn it back on.