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A Proactive Driving School is a Calgary-based licensed driver training school that opened its doors on July 8, 2006. It was founded by Dragoslav (Drashko) Vujanovic.

We are extremely proud to have a great team on board! Our school is particularly known for its individualistic approach to every student, cost-effective courses designed for people of different ages, backgrounds and experiences. We ensure that our students are satisfied and on track to becoming proactive/defensive drivers.

Our driving instructors are calm, reassuring and endlessly patient. They dedicate their time and effort to make sure that they teach their knowledge in the best possible way and that our students gain the right skills to become competent drivers for life who keep our communities safe.

Meet our instructors

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Dragoslav (Drashko) Vujanovic

Founder and licensed driving instructor
Drashko has over 16 years’ experience of driving instruction.
He has also been working as a fleet safety specialist, a team leader, and a traffic safety specialist.
He is among the most qualified driving instructors in Canada. He started his career in 1998 with AMA and worked with them for 9 years. He has taught numerous driving and theoretical courses ever since. Today, Drashko splits his time working with students, as well as corporate clients with their safety training programs.

 

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John

Odlum

Senior Professional driving instructor Classroom teacher
John is a seasoned, experienced, and licensed in-car driving instructor and classroom teacher. John brings 16 years (42,000+ hours) experience as an instructor; he is consistently in high demand in all parts of Calgary & outside of Calgary as well.
John is frequently described as being very patient and calm, bringing out the best in people.
Prior to becoming an instructor with AMA in 2002 and later APDS in 2012, John worked in financial accounting and various professional/management roles in human resources over 30 years at one of the largest energy companies in Canada retiring in 1999.

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Isidro

Alfonso

Licensed driving instructor

Francis

Nidoy

Licensed driving instructor

Francis has been a professional driving instructor for 5 years, with a license issued by the Alberta Government in accordance with the Alberta Driver Training and Driver Examination Regulation.

He has a driving experience of over 35 years and holds a clean summary of driving record. He ensures and strongly commits to safety.

Thirty years of corporate work background helped Francis to develop his communication skills and ability to deliver friendly, courteous and excellent customer service. He pursues to create a relaxed learning experience with his students, as Francis believes this will yield exceptional results.

Languages: English, Tagalog


Dejan

Ristic

Licensed driving instructor

Dejan often starts his introductions by saying that the easiest way to remember his name is to think: “It’s not my day off, it’s my day on”.  This little mnemonic actually exemplifies Dejan’s philosophy on driving instruction which is that he realizes that as human beings, we need to remind ourselves on an ongoing basis to drive in a state of relaxed focus and to develop proper driving habits today so that tomorrow, when I need them, they will already be in place.  That is why he joined Proactive – because he wants to help people truly be safer drivers which literally can save lives!

Dejan’s background is from the oil and gas industry where most every is started with a safety moment.  Dejan’s driving career started in 1994.

He has been working with A Proactive Driving school since 2018.

Languages: English, Serbo-Croatian, French, and converse in German and Japanese. Currently studying Visaya, Chinese, and Hebrew.


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