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We teach the ART of Driving not just Driving our slogan stands for
Awareness Responsibility Technique

We provide affordable driver education programs to the people of all ages. We provide a wide range of packages to ensure our services to all levels of our growing community . We provide Advance Driving Simulation for all Driving levels. As well remedial courses, senior course, winter driving , Defensive Driving and much more. We are a Ministry Approved Course Provider and partners with many community members to support local business in London and give back to our community . With our certificate program, you will qualify for maximum insurance discount and a reduction of 4 months in the waiting period .Our team of professional instructors is certified by the Ministry of Transportation, highly experienced and are very patient and courteous. With our comprehensive training packages, we are proud to have a 99% first time pass rate with over 1000 positive reviews from our graduates . We have both female and male instructors who are dedicated to provide confident students and a safe drivers .

Instructors will ensure that you are enabled to drive under all conditions eg. City driving, highway driving, night driving and special emphasis on winter driving skills. All Fanshawe Driving schools vehicles are equipped with dual brakes, mirrors and they are insured for teaching purposes.

Our administrative staff is knowledgeable, highly experienced and friendly. They will provide complete assistance and guidance to you throughout the Driver Training Program until you get your Driver’s License.



General information about G1-G2 program and how Fanshawe Driving School can help you achieving your goal to behind the wheel as soon as possible.

The Graduated Licensing Scheme has significantly minimized inexperienced driver crashes and deaths, making the road a safer place for all. The G1 and G2 test programs will be discussed in detail in this article. Let's take a look at everything you need to know about these programs below;

If you are a fresh driver, you will progressively obtain full driving privileges. You can train and exercise with a qualified driver in the car during the first stage of your G1 License under conditions that reduce collision risk. This is an excellent opportunity to enroll in the Beginner Driver Education Program (BDE). This program is organized to help you evolve into a lifelong healthy, and responsible driver. You will also know all of the skills you will need to pass the road test and advance to the G License's second level.

All driver testing must be written at a DriveTest Centre that has been authorized. You do not need to organize an appointment for the G1 test; however, you must schedule a meeting for the G2 road test. Attending a good driving academy like Fanshawe Driving School located in London, Ontario, with excellent driving instructors, will help you as you quest to get your driving license scheme.

For a fresh driver, the average time spent at the G1 Level of the Graduated Licensing system is one year. If you complete an accredited BDE Program, however, you will obtain a four-month reduction in the waiting period. As a result, you will be able to take your G2 road test eight months after your G1 was given to you. After a year with your G2, you can take a second road test that involves highway driving to attain your G Licence, which is your full driver's license.

When a student completes the Beginner Driver Education Program, all driving schools must go online to the Ministry of Transportation, where they will be authorized. This knowledge is entered into the student's Driver Licence History with the Ministry of Transportation, and it becomes a permanent part of the student's driving record.

If there is a scenario whereby you require evidence of completion, go to Service Ontario and submit your Driver License History (DLH). It is preferable to visit in person. A fee worth $12 is usually charged for the issuance of the license.

Information about insurance discounts will be registered on your Driver's Licence History until you have completed the BDE program. The Driver's Licence history serves as evidence of satisfactory completion and graduation from a BDE course, and it is generally accepted as proof of course completion by the insurance industry. Therefore, BDE graduates with a driver's license history can qualify for a discount on their insurance.


I hope this article has answered any questions you might have about the G1/G2 program. After reading this article, you should understand how the licensing scheme operates and what you need to know about it. Getting the basics about the G1/G2 is very important as you seek to be a professional driver. One must be able to pass through this program to be a certified driver. That's why it's very relevant to have them.


As an MTO approved BDE Course Provider Fanshawe Driving School adhere all rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario.


  • Mask or face covering

  • Photo copy of your license
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Snack/Drinks/Lunch
  • Positive Attitude- if you remain active in the classroom, you will remain engaged, the class will go by faster and retain much more information!

Day 1 (5 Hours)

Lesson 1

  • Attitude/Responsibilities
  • Graduated licensing
  • Demerit points/ Fines
  • Laws/ Enforcement/Other jurisdictions

Lesson 2

  • Road Signs, lights, lines and markings
  • Right-of-way observance
  • Circle check/Pre driving habits
  • Vehicle adjustments/safety

Day 2 (5 Hours)

Lesson 3

  • Strategic driving
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Observation/Space management
  • Stopping/Braking/Distance/Gap
  • Risk management
  • Cooperative driving

Lesson 4

  • City driving
  • Freeway driving
  • Rural driving
  • Traffic Circles

Day 3 (5 Hours)

Lesson 5

  • Collision avoidance
  • Vehicle control/safety
  • Crash case studies
  • Driving emergencies
  • Road rage /Racing

Lesson 6

  • Drinking/Drugs & driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Peer pressure awareness/avoidance
  • Fines/Licence Suspension/Court

Day 4 (5 Hours)

Lesson 7 

  • Night driving/over driving headlights
  • Road Conditions and effects
  • Driving in Rain/Fog/ Wind / Sunny/Heavy traffic
  • Winter driving/Snow/Ice/Black Ice/Stuck in snow/White Out
  • Skid Recovery

Lesson 8

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Road test(s) preparation
  • Final Test


During In-Vehicle training students learn the ART of driving they will need to deal with risk on the road and how to respond safely and effectively.

Below are the important topics that Fanshawe Driving School instructors will cover during the in-vehicle sessions

What will you learn?

  • Vehicle maneuvers/handling
  • Proper road positioning/Lanes
  • Stopping positions/Threshold Braking
  • Roadway Marking, Signs, Lights
  • Distracted Driving- visual,  cognitive, mechanical
  • City driving
  • One way streets
  • ​Major intersections /Multiple turning lanes
  • ​Rural/Country Driving
  • Freeway and highway driving 401/402
  • Highway hypnosis/Drowsy driving
  • Construction
  • Lane changes/Merges
  • Three Point turns
  • Gravel wheel drop off /shoulder recovery
  • ​Collision avoidance and evasive actions
  • Emergency brake and avoid techniques - with/without ABS
  • Handling adverse conditions
  • Risk management
  • Skid Recovery- weather permitting
  • Driving emergencies-ex. brakes fail
  • Parking Hill/Parallel/Stall
  • Road side emergency stops
  • Cooperative Driving
  • Laws, Demerit points, Repercussions
  • G1 Exit Test Prep & Evaluation

* Due to unfortunate last minute cancellation or not showing up on scheduled appointment, there is a cancellation fee which would be apply. This is to help an accommodate maximum students. Personals emergencies  or weather conditions will be considered. 

How to Prepare for the In-vehicle Driving Sessions

  • Don't forget the date and time of your scheduled lesson. If you need to cancel your lesson  please call us to reschedule however we can not guarantee to accommodate you on your desired date and time. Giving us 24 hours notice would help us to accommodate other students .
  • Always carry your Drivers License with you. 
  • Cell Phone must be silent. 
  • Use your comfortable footwear during the session.
  • Stay relax! Our instructors professionals, we always have control of the vehicle ; we may control vehicle when needed for safety. 
  • If you feel sick (fatigue/ Illness /significant stress), we would recommend to  reschedule a lesson.
  • 0% Blood Alcohol / Zero marijuana use before the lesson. 
  • Be prepared for your upcoming lesson  Practice, practice, practice. 3-5 hrs is suggested, do your best.
  • Your feedback is important to us. Tell us: if you need help?
  • We will give you call or email you if there is any unfortunate situation occurs that may lead into cancellation of in car lessons like vehicle issues, illness or severe weather.  We will try our best to accommodate you asap!

How to maintain your BDE certificate for the insurance company ?

As of 2008, if you require proof of completion you will need to obtain a Driver License History (DLH) from the MTO for a fee of $12.  This is a Government issued document hence we do not have access to this info! However when we submit information to ministry we will update you on your registered email address.

The Student can visit any Service Ontario office in person with their Drivers License to have the certificate printed.

Or visit online portal below:

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