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Chinook Driving Academy
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Phone: (403) 281-8050 Address:
16 - 4620 Manilla Road SE
16-4620 Manilla Road SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B7
Office hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday
In-car Teaching hours ar 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday to Thursday and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday
Chinook Driving Academy is one of the first driving schools in Alberta to be approved for
our students to receive a tax credit under the
Income Tax Folio S1-F2-C2, Tuition Tax Credit program
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Space Cushion Driving For Beginners.
Please Note: If you plan to use our vehicle for your road test,
please call us at 403-281-8050 and we will coordinate the time with you.
The online booking website is at:
Please call us to schedule in-car lessons.
We are now scheduling in-car lessons in November
Once started it usually takes about 10 days to complete the in-car portion of the course.
Chinook Driving Academy has been a leading class 5 driving school in Calgary for over 63 years
We specialize in teaching Class 5 Driver's Education - The Right Way
Collision Avoidance is No Accident
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Offering Day, Evening, and Weekend Lessons
SPACE CUSHION DRIVING as taught By Chinook Driving Academy,
Here are five simple rules that you can use in almost every driving situation:
Aim High in Steering
Get the big picture
Keep your eyes moving
Leave your self an out
Make sure that they see you
Don't Get Catfished
Chinook Driving Academy is not in any way associated with someone calling themselves
Chinook Driving School, or Frank Driving School
When people sign up with a driving school, they place a lot of faith in that driving school to be reputable and exactly who they say they are. They are sending their teenagers out in the car with these people and they expect them to be honorable. To this end the government of Alberta requires all driving school owners and instructors to have criminal record checks. They also require all driving schools to be bonded. Lately, it seems that this is not enough.
There has crept into the Driving School Industry, and I am sure many other industries as well, companies, and their unscrupulous owners, who try to fool you into thinking that they are a different company than they actually are. They do this by using very similar sounding names as legitimate well-known companies. This type of behavior is especially despicable when you consider that driving schools often deal with minors. Do you really want to send your teenage daughter, or son for that matter, out in the car with someone who isn’t who you thought that they were? It is important that you know who you are dealing with.
In my opinion people and companies who do these types of things should be brought up on criminal charges. How they manage to get licenced is beyond me. If you agree with me, please contact your MLA and Alberta Transportation Safety, (The licencing body for Driving Schools and Driving Instructors and let them know how you feel.
You may also want to call the owners of these outfits and let them know how you feel about these practices
Also, if you feel like you have been conned into dealing with one of these dishonestly named companies, Please call me, I may be able to help you get your money back, without it affecting your licence or certificate in any way.
In a blind survey where the students were not required to give us their name, over 90% of our students said that they would recommend us to their friends and Family. Please check out these testimonials.
About Chinook Driving Academy
The Glen Waddell System of Teaching Driving is not about teaching a different system of driving; although it is certainly a diferent system than what a lot of drivers are using. Rather, it is about teaching driving in a different 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 wont really see the difference. They will just know that they are learning to drive, and enjoying doing it.
Chinook Driving academy has been serving Calgary for over 63 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 Maneuvers
Superior skill and control
Rules and Regulations
Proper Visual Habits
Maintaining a Space Cushion
Evasive Driving Maneuvers
· 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.
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The Chinook Driving Academy’s 'Space Cushion Driving Program' is designed to save much more than insurance, it is designed to save lives!