Module 6 – Accompanied Driving

An accompanying driver is a person who guides and assists a learner driver during the learning period.

With this module, which speaks to both the learner driver and the accompanying driver, you will learn about the role and responsibilities of accompanying drivers, as well as the conditions that facilitate accompanied driving. You will also receive practical advice to help the accompanying driver fulfill his or her duties.

To serve as an accompanying driver, a person must:

  • have held a valid Class 5 licence to drive a passenger vehicle for at least two years
  • know the various driving techniques and be able to explain them to the learner driver
  • adopt safe, cooperative and responsible behaviour

Holders of a probationary licence are not authorized to serve as an accompanying driver. Furthermore, the number of years during which a person held a probationary licence cannot be included in the required two years of driving experience.

We recommend that accompanying drivers read the Accompanying Rider's Guide (PDF, 636 KB) before undertaking accompanied driving.

Recommended reading

We recommend that you read all of Module 6 in your driving school manual.

Exercices

Block 1

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Question 1

You are about to enter a tunnel on a bright, sunny day. What must you think to do?

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Do you hold a driver’s licence?
Have you taken a driving course at an accredited driving school?
Will you be taking the knowledge test in the next 30 days?
 

Block 2

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Question 1

After a turn, you bring your vehicle back in a straight line. When should you avoid letting the steering wheel slide through your hands?

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Block 3

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Question 1

You are driving on an icy road in winter. Which of the following strategies are suited to the situation?1. Pump the brakes. 2. Reduce your speed by slowly easing off the gas pedal. 3. Quickly downshift. 4. Keep your wheels straight.

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Do you hold a driver’s licence?
Have you taken a driving course at an accredited driving school?
Will you be taking the knowledge test in the next 30 days?
 

Documents used in the classroom

Presentation: Module 6 (PDF, 1.1 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards.
In-Car Session Workbook (PDF, 5.8 MB)