Basic or Preferred Driver's Education Course at Jim's Driving School (Up to 24% Off)

Ottawa

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In a Nutshell

Driving school open since 1963 introduces new drivers to the rules of the road with classes, driving time, and home assignments

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must register prior to expiration date on your Groupon; course expires 30 days from activation. Registration required; subject to availability.Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

C$429 for basic beginner’s driver’s education course (C$564 value)

  • 20 hours of class
  • 10 hours of driving
  • 10 hours of home assignments

C$530 for preferred beginner’s driver’s education course (C$664 value)

  • 20 hours of class
  • 10 hours of driving
  • 10 hours of home assignments
  • Use of a car for the road test

Taxes not included.

Driver’s Ed Cars: Two Brakes are Better Than One

Most likely, your driving lessons will take place in a special car with a brake on the instructor’s side. Check out Groupon’s overview of this necessary twin.

When learning to ride a bike, kids rely on a parent’s hand gripping their seat. When learning to fly, pilots know that clouds will be there to cushion their fall. Likewise, when learning to drive, new students have a safeguard of their own: an extra brake pedal—sometimes even another steering wheel—on the passenger side, known as a dual-control system. This extra set of controls is a vital failsafe when students find themselves in tricky situations on the road, so many states require it in behind-the-wheel driver’s education classes. Few manufacturers actually produce these special vehicles, but almost any regular car can transform into one with the installation of a simple pulley system, in which the passenger-side pedals are bolted into the floor and connected to the driver’s side via a steel cable threaded through the center console.

While it’s not entirely clear who originally invented the dual-control system—or when—its evolution can be seen in a series of 20th-century patents. The dual-steering mechanism allowed an instructor to operate the clutch, brake, and accelerator in any required manner while teaching a novice to drive. Later came an adjustable, portable version that could be removed and installed in nearly any car, which was a valuable innovation in the 1950s, when cars finally began to take on new shapes, sizes, and personalities.

Customer Reviews

39 Ratings

This is the second of our children to attend and are happy with the results.
Paul · August 29, 2016
Good and prof
Claude O. · July 29, 2016
Excellent customer service
Vikas S. · September 9, 2015
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    Ottawa

    4-1729 Bank Street

    Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z5

    +16137311777

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