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Updated: 2021-04-05 15:36:52

Car Accident Anxiety Training

According to the Alberta traffic collision statistics in 2018 there were over 142,000 car accidents in Alberta. We think about the number of injured in a car accident, but forget those that experience post-collision anxiety. Even if a person has not suffered in an accident physically, the risk of car accident related anxiety disorder is high.


Updated: 2021-04-05 11:28:18

Senior Driver Training

Being able to drive gives us mobility and independence. With age people have physical transformations such as changes in vision, reflexes and physical fitness which can affect their driving and may cause safety concerns. Understanding these changes can help you as a senior Albertan adjust your driving habits so you continue to operate a car and be safe on the road.


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:19:16

Voted Best Calgary Driving School

A big thank you to everyone for voting us as the best driving school in Calgary for the second year in a row!


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:18:01

Calgary Winter Car Cleaning Tips

Calgary Winter Car Cleaning Tips

Ah yes, Winter. Every Calgarian's favourite season to either love or hate. The smell of pine, cozy homes, warm beverages, outdoor winter activities, and slush. Lots and lots of slush - and salt. A perfect combination for getting your car dirty. This means having to clean more often, so anything you can do to make the cleaning easier is a huge help. This is exactly why we have come up with a few tips to expedite the process. Enjoy and stay warm!


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:17:15

How will carbon tax affect Alberta gas prices?

Carbon tax Alberta gas prices

For  many months now, there has been much discussion about the Alberta NDP implementing the Climate Leadership Plan, the so-called Carbon Tax. Well, that time has finally come, and the carbon tax has officially come into effect as of January 1st, 2017. We have had several people comment that as they were heading home after celebrating the new year, they had noticed that gas prices had already begun increasing at gas stations. In fact, some drivers were lining up on new year's eve in order to fill up before the carbon tax raised Alberta gas prices.


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:13:54

How to Parallel Park

One of the most common issues our students ask for help with is how to parallel park. It seems to be a common struggle; how do you get a car into a spot between two others, without touching the other cars?


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:07:41

The Complete Guide to Alberta Demerit Points

Alberta Demerit Points System

Alberta has a demerit point system which exists under the Traffic Safety Act, in which demerits are accumulated on the drivers licence with each conviction. If too many demerits are accumulated, then the licence may be suspended, and insurance premiums will likely increase.


Updated: 2020-10-04 14:02:46

Calgary Winter Tire Rebates and Discounts 2017

List of Calgary Winter tire rebates and discounts for 2017

If you still have not purchased your new winter tires for this season, the good news is that there are still many discounts and rebates available from several manufacturers. We are passing along this list of rebates that was assembled from flyers posted on Red Flag Deals for your convenience. The list is alphabetical in order, and the point of this post is to present all of the available rebates as opposed to a recommendation of any particular brand or model of winter tire. If you have a winter tire brand that you swear by, then by all means stick with it. At A Proactive Driving School we typically go with Michelin X-Ice winter tires for our needs, but we have customers who are highly satisfied with Goodyear and Pirelli winter tires. As always with safe driving, your actions have the greatest effect. Certainly winter tires are beneficial, but it's important to remember that they aren't magic.


Updated: 2020-10-04 13:03:45

Our Squeaky Clean Car Cleaning Tips

Our car cleaning tips to stay shiny through Winter

So you have just passed your driving test and are ready to be let loose on the roads - it’s time to get down to the local dealer and get your first car! These new wheels will become your pride and joy, but keeping a car in top condition is no easy ride. Whilst we don’t usually clean cars, it doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about it - check out our top vehicle cleaning tips!


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:58:27

How Will Self-Driving Cars Respond to Accidents?

Self-driving cars are autonomous vehicles capable of operating without a driver. Accordong to CBC, these machines are already driving Canada's freeways. To provide some background on where they come from, it's a good idea to look at which companies are manufacturing driverless cars: The three tech giants, Google, Uber, and Tesla are already racing to get the first self-driving cars on the road. These auto companies in the states have employed robotics teams to install artificial intelligence while they tweak the car's autopilot software.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:51:56

Hit a Mailbox? 5 Ways to Repay the Homeowners

With the winter weather upon us, the chances of accidentally hitting someone's mailbox aren't highly unlikely. The damage that is caused by your vehicle to another homeowner's mailbox is considered damaged property and can be reported to the local authorities for further investigation. Before the property owner files a police report, there are many things that you can do to try and make amends.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:51:16

5 of the Most Dangerous Things New Drivers Do on the Road

New drivers often do not understand the severity of the consequences for careless decisions made while driving. They may also not be well equipped to handle challenges that may occur while driving. Therefore, it is important that new drivers not only approach the task with maturity but also a solid education on the potential consequences of their actions.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:50:30

Car Safety You May Forget to Teach Your Teen

When you are teaching your teen to drive, you focus a lot on driving behaviours, since this presents one of the biggest dangers to a new driver. But how much time have you spent teaching them to take care of the car so that it functions properly? Even a safe driver can get in trouble if the car has problems. These skills, including checking tire tread and examining windshield wipers for wear, not only maintain the life of their vehicle but could possibly keep your teen from being the dangerous driver that they are training to avoid.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:49:45

What To Do If You Are In An Accident

Let's face it; no one wants to be in a car accident. Statistically, however, the odds are that at some point in your life you will be involved in a car accident. Because of that you should be prepared just in case an accident does occur, and you are involved. Below is a list of four things to remember if it happens to you.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:49:06

4 Emergency Supplies Every Teen Should Have in Their Car

Teens don't have the same driving experience as adults, placing them at higher risk of injury when behind the wheel. As a parent, though, you don't have to prohibit your teen from driving. Instead, you should encourage safe driving habits while ensuring that their car is equipped with the following four essentials.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:48:13

3 Reasons to Make Regular Car Maintenance a Priority

When you first buy a new car, you take care to practice defensive driving and research ways to lower your auto insurance premium. But you may forget to keep up with your car's regular maintenance schedule—thinking that maintenance isn’t a necessity unless your car shows signs of serious problems.


Updated: 2020-10-04 12:47:31

5 Defensive Driving Practices for Avoiding Accidents

No matter how confident you are in your driving abilities, it only takes one mistake to cause a catastrophic problem. All driving, whether down the street or on a busy highway, should be taken as seriously as possible. By taking on the responsibility of having a driver's license, you need to prove you deserve it. These defensive driving practices will help you avoid accidents.


Updated: 2020-10-02 17:35:04

The Most Common Causes of Deadly Accidents in Canada

The density of the population in Vancouver has led to many dangerous auto accidents. The number of auto accidents in Canada continues to rise each year. The total number of auto-related accidents in British Columbia reached 260,000 in 2013. Of those 260,000 people involved in an auto accident, 85,000 sustained injuries. In 2013, 538 people were killed in auto-pedestrian accidents.


Updated: 2020-10-02 17:33:57

Why You Should Invest in a Dashcam for Your Teen Driver

If you are a parent of a teenager who is now driving on his or her own, one thing that you should think about doing is buying a dashcam. Even though this might not seem like a necessary purchase, it can be a smart buy for any parent who has a teenager who is on the road regularly. These are a few reasons why.


Updated: 2020-10-02 17:32:13

3 Common Types of Car Storage Facilities

Cars are one of the most valuable assets that a man can have. We live in an age where mobility is important. Many of our jobs would require us to move around the city if not further. This means that you need a safe place to store it in. They cost hundreds of thousands of dollars so it wouldn’t do you good to just store it someplace where it might get either stolen or damaged.


Updated: 2020-10-01 23:27:02

Introducing our Okotoks Driving School

We are pleased to announce that we are now servicing the town of Okotoks.


Updated: 2020-09-19 21:30:31

Corporate Fleet Safety

Our programs provide the hands-on training your employees need to reduce your company’s liability and ensure their safety while driving. In today’s world of litigation, NOT providing adequate training for your employees can expose your company to a lawsuit from the parties involved in an incident.
Expect your employees to return with a heightened understanding of their vehicle’s capabilities, better educated on how their vision and processing systems work, as well as a sense of pride and accomplishment. An excellent Team Building experience while improving the company’s bottom line through:


Updated: 2020-09-19 21:30:00

Brush-up Driving Lessons

Brush-up Driving Lessons


One 2-Hour Lesson
  • 2 hours of driving
  • one-on-one training
  • school vehicle for lessons

Brush-up lessons are designed for experienced drivers who want to refresh their driving skills and knowledge and for those drivers who require additional professional training prior to licence examination.

Updated: 2020-09-19 16:33:13

Insurance Reduction Courses

Looking for a way to decrease your insurance rate? You can get an insurance discount by taking an Insurance Reduction course with A Proactive Driving School - a driving school Calgary talks about.


Updated: 2019-05-17 19:42:13


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.