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281-8050 Address: 205, 11625 Elbow Drive SW,Calgary, Alberta, T2W
11625 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB. T2W 1G8 (Map) ( Transit )
Specialists in Teaching‘Drivers
Serving Calgary and area for over
Offering Day, Evening, and Weekend Lessons
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At Chinook Driving Academy we
strive offer the highest possible quality of Driver Education and the
greatest possible quantity of Driver Education at the lowest possible
price. The one thing we will not compromise on is quality.
Chinook Driving Academy has been
serving Calgary and area for over 53
Approximately 70% of our students
have been referred to us by someone who has taken our course. Most
often it is another
Chinook Driving Academy is
conveniently located in the Canyon Meadows Shopping Center. We are easily
accessable via Calgary Transit. See the above map. When it comes to in car
lessons we will pick students up and drop them off at School, Work, or
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spend too much on advertising usually have to charge more in order to pay
As you can probably tell, I did my
own web site. It cost me practically nothing so I won't have to pass those
costs on to my customers.
Chinook Driving Academy
Chinook Driving Academy is
owned and Operated by Glen and Patricia Waddell. Glen Waddell, (that would
be me), has been in the Driver Training industry for over forty years and
has spent most of that time in the car teaching new drivers. I am also personally involved in
teaching and monitoring driving instructors. All of our driving
instructors are personally taught The Glen Waddell system of Teaching
Driving so that each student can be assured of receiving the best, most
professional training available
The Glen Waddell System of
Teaching Driving is not about teaching a diferent system of driving, but
about teaching driving in a diferent way. We use a number
of practices that have been proven over time to assist the student in
learning to drive quicker, easier and in a more relaxed and natural way.
In most cases the student who has had no previous experience with driver
training won't really see the diference. They will just know that they are
learning to drive.
Chinook Driving Academy is
also approved and licensed by the Alberta government as a driving
instructor training facility for class 5 driving
Chinook Driving academy has
been serving Calgary for over 53 years and specializes in teaching new
drivers. Teaching new drivers is our primary business and we know how to
do it right.
Some of the many principles
which form the basis of Chinook Driving Academy’s 'Space Cushion Driving'
system are: Superior skill and
control, a thorough knowledge of rules and regulations, Proper visual
habits, Maintaining an adequate space cushion, and Evasive Driving
skill and control
In order to have superior
vehicle control, it is simply not enough to know proper steering
techniques, you must also understand the techniques which will enable you
to use the brake, clutch (if applicable), and the accelerator correctly.
In addition to this, you must be in position, and ready, should an
emergency situation arise. When vehicle control is practiced correctly, it
becomes easy and natural.
It has been estimated that
it takes the average beginner about 2 years of driving before they are
totally competent in every driving situation. Due to this fact, a thorough
knowledge of the rules and regulations is essential.
Learn to expect the
unexpected! Studies show that most collisions can be avoided by the
'victim' of the collision, as well as the person who is 'at fault'. Learn
the visual habits which will make it possible for you to see it so that
you can avoid it. This also involves having a clear understanding of the
mistakes other drivers are likely to make; everyone who drives will make
some mistakes! Collision statistics show the same types of collisions
happening over and over again. The good news here is that by learning
about them, you can learn to anticipate them, and thus, learn to
Maintaining a Space Cushion
Whenever you drive, you
carry a 'safety cushion' of space with you. The moment someone begins to
invade this space cushion, you have to reestablish it by adjusting your
speed and/or position; this also means that you ensure that you are not
invading someone else's space cushion.
In a potential collision
situation; you have little time to think. You have to react immediately.
You have to know: what to do and how to do it. This involves:
· Recognizing the hazard
· Understanding the defense
· Acting in time
People who have been
involved in collisions often tell the authorities, "If only they had not
wasted valuable moments deciding what to do, they could have
avoided the collision. The 'Evasive Driving' section of our program is
designed to make knowing what to do as automatic as possible.
Some of the many other
topics covered in our comprehensive Space Cushion Driving Program
Defensive driving habits, Selective ground search techniques, Seat
belts and air bags, Highway and freeway driving, Parallel parking, Hill,
angle, and diagonal parking, Avoiding alcohol/driving situations, Winter
driving, Skid control, hydroplaning, Blizzards, Towing and Backing with a
trailer, Map reading, Safe lane change techniques, Pedestrian safety,
Buying & selling a vehicle, Insurance: How to minimize costs,
Anti-Lock brakes vs. regular brakes, Vehicle knowledge and maintenance,
And much, much more!
Driving Academy's 'Space Cushion Driving Program' is designed to save much
more than insurance, it is designed to save lives.