About Airdrie Driving School
Airdrie Driving School is owned and operated by Airdrie Resident Glen Waddell and is operated with the assistance and support of his wife Pat. Glen is a permanent resident of Airdrie and has been in the Driver Training field for over 45 years. He has extensive training and experience as a driving school owner, classroom, DDC and in-car instructor Glen also teaches and advises driving instructors. All of our driving instructors are personally taught our system of teaching driving so that each student can be assured of receiving the best possible and the most professional training available anywhere.
We're A Part Of The Community
As A locally owned and operated Driving School, we have a vested interest in the outcome of our efforts. It's simply more important to us that we provide excellent service.
In Alberta, 89% of all traffic fatalities occur in rural areas
City and Rural Training
Traditionally Driver Training has been about teaching city driving. More collisions occur in the city, but more fatalities occur in rural areas. Due to this fact, We at Airdrie Driving School have taken a new approach to driver training. Our Course includes not only city driving, but rural driving as well. This includes 2 lane undivided highways, (where most fatalities occur), and gravel roads.
We Encourage Family Participation
Some driving schools discourage this practice with slogans such as "Leave it to the professionals". Airdrie Driving School works closely with parents to ensure that the students get enough practice to become proficient.
As someone who has spent a large part of my career teaching in the city environment, teaching in Airdrie constantly reminds me of how much better it is to grow up in a more rural community. I find the students in our communities to be more responsible, outgoing, and caring. I also find more students are 'striving' for excellence.
I also find that the parents of our students are much more involved in the driver training of their sons and daughters. This is something I highly encourage and applaud.
We encourage the home driving coach to consult with the student's instructor about any specific concerns he and/or she may have, or, for any advice about what the student should be working on. Our instructors will be pleased to discus this with parents and/or home driving coaches.
Since we live in a world where people need, want, and will drive, it is imperative that we give new drivers the best initiation into driving possible. At Airdrie Driving School, we are committed to doing just that. By working together with parents we can accomplish this.