There are still openings for the next session of Community Driver Training classes in Wallaceburg.
Hugo Ramos, who runs the lessons, says the June session will run on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 , plus the following weekend, Saturday, June 17 through Tuesday June 20th
“It’s defensive, proactive and knowing what is legal on the road,” Hugo said about what the students will learn.
“So three little things. They should know better the rules of the road. Another advantage is that they will know better how to pass the actual driving test.”
He said it will help with insurance as well.
“Being a certified MTO program, which this is, most insurance companies will give them a break of 10 to 12%. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but most new drivers or beginner drivers, they are paying between $3,000 to $5,000 per year so 10% just about pays for the course itself.”
Hugo said the successful students can also go for their test driver’s test quicker.
“Instead of waiting for a whole year, they will just go in eight months. So that is another advantage.”
The classes are held at the Wallaceburg and District Museum, upstairs in the Jeanne Gordon Theatre, Hugo said.
“So that’s when you can do the class, and you can do the car lessons anytime after that,” he said.
“Many of the kids or teenagers taking the course either work or play sports… so the schedule in the car is much more flexible.”
Hugo said the students do not have to have their G1 yet to take the class.
“Some people that haven’t quite turned 16 but they are going next couple of months for example, they can still take the class without having their G1,” he said.
“They do for the car portion, but the MTO allows them to take it before.”
Hugo said he usually goes up to 10 people in his classes, but will run them with as little as three people if there is enough interest.
Anyone interested in signing up can call or text Hugo at 519-312-9846 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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