About Us

About Us

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.

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Our Instructors

Our driving school instructors (both male and female) are calm, reassuring and endlessly patient. They dedicate their time and effort to make sure that they teach driving classes in the best possible way and that our student drivers gain the right skills to become competent drivers that keep our communities safe in Calgary.

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Dragoslav (Drashko) Vujanovic
Founder and licensed driving instructor

Drashko has over 23 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 8 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.

John Odlum
Senior Professional licensed driving instructor

John has been driving 56 years and is a seasoned, experienced professional instructor  with over 20 years experience representing 50,000 plus hours of in-car/classroom teaching time. He is consistently in high demand in all parts of Calgary & outside of Calgary as well. 

John has contributed substantially to the growth of our school over the last ten years. The 5 star reviews posted about John under our school business name by very satisfied customers can tell you a lot about his approach to each student. 
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. While attending university, John worked weekends for two years (in a customer service capacity) as a car jockey parking all types of vehicles at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel 800 stall parking garage in the heart of DT Toronto.

Brent PDS
Brent
Licensed driving instructor, Classroom teacher

Brent has 48 years of driving experience. He has been teaching driving courses for over 33 years.
Brent is our predominant classroom instructor and brings with him a vast amount of driving experience from driving taxicabs and ambulances, to operating big buses and semi-trucks. 
He has been a driving instructor for many transportation companies throughout the province, and a provincially licensed instructor since 1997.
Brent has also been responsible for training driving instructor’s at many of the driving schools he worked at.
Brent’s passion for producing safe drivers is demonstrated with his classroom curriculum that goes well beyond just the ‘minimum’ requirements prescribed by Alberta Transportation.  He’s been accused of making his classroom enjoyable while delivering to his students as much information as he can to help drivers in preventing the heartbreak of fatalities, injuries, and costly property damage. 
While Brent believes online courses have a place in learning; they lack the interaction between student and teacher and other students that open windows to greater learning through multiple questions and sharing of personal experiences that many participants bring to the table.
If you are serious about learning to be a safe driver, Brent’s classroom is the best, most comprehensive, classroom in the province.

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George Lagaris
Licensed driving instructor

George has been driving for 33 years. His passion is teaching, educating and instructing. He has been working with A Proactive Driving school since 2019.

George has been teaching a variety of students over the years with us. Teenagers, seniors, new immigrants, people with anxiety, post collision after car accidents. His calm attitude, ability to explain everything in a simple way and to boost confidence in students built his very well-earned reputation in our school and the community. The reviews from his students says it all. 

Prior to becoming a Driving Instructor, George has a background as a business owner and has dedicated many years in the hospitality industry. He considers himself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work, learn, mentor and to be mentored by many people along the way. 

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with his wife, 4 children and 2 dogs. 

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Isidro Alfonso
Licensed driving instructor

Prior to joining our school Isidro taught driving at Alberta Motor Association (AMA) for 6.5 years.
Isidro has been working with A Proactive Driving School since 2018. He enjoys seeing the students grow and become more confident in their driving abilities.

Karim
Licensed driving instructor

Before joining A Proactive Driving School Karim’s professional background was mostly in tourism and hospitality which makes him a great ‘people person’. Karim speaks three languages: Arabic, French, and English and loves outdoor pursuits and the culinary arts. Karim’s teaching motto is: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Karim loves the outdoors, experiencing all types of culinary arts and photography.

Satvinder
Satvinder
Licensed driving instructor

Satvinder has 30 years of driving and 18+ years of Professional Driving Experience. She has been working with our school since 2019.

Mihai PDS
Mihai
Licensed driving instructor

Mihai got his driving instructor’s licence in 2009 and worked with AMA prior to joining our team. 
Always with a positive and friendly attitude Mihai enjoys making a difference in the students driving career.

Srdjan (Serge) Lukic
Licensed driving instructor

Srdjan (Serge) has been driving for 25 years. His teaching strategy is creating a friendly environment for his students to learn in. He helps his students to develop good driving habits so they can be proactive drivers every time they get behind the wheel. He has a background in engineering and before joining our school he spent most of his career in oil and gas field. Having two teenagers at home is constant fun, and his family enjoys all outdoors activities, playing soccer and basketball in the spare time. Srdjan always has passion to help people to become safe and better drivers. 

Customers Like You

Judging by Google Reviews, we’re the most recommended driving school in Calgary.
With over 570 reviews and an average of 5-star rating, our customers say it all.

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