Canada's Worst Driver
Canada's Worst Driver
(November 1, 2012 Thursday)
Wow. I'm stressed out just watching these bad drivers.
Some of them actually thing they're good drivers.
Hah. I like this show and I am also learning as I watch.
Over half the drivers and nominators are dressing like they're looking to
hook up. I was embarrassed to look at the screen as the old lady with tons
of cleavage showed up. I'm not into that kind.
There was an Indian guy who thought he was cool. I'm embarrassed.
In case you didn't know it I'm East Indian.
Enjoy the show. Click on a video.
Developed By: Proper Television
Presented By: Andrew Younghusband
Narrated By: Andrew Younghusband
Country of Origin: Canada
Number of Episodes: 25
Original Channel: Discovery Channel Canada
Original Run: October 2, 2005 to Present
Followed By: There was a part 2 of the show
Related Shows: Canada's Worst Handyman and Britain's Worst Driver
This show is based on Britain's Worst Driver. .
The show is produced by Proper Television, and is hosted by Andrew
Eight bad drivers from different parts of Canada are tested to see if
their driving can be improved. If their driving doesn't improve
they are advised not to drive any more. All these drivers already
have their license but shouldn't have gotten licensed. Each season
of the show was filmed in different locations.
1. A decommissioned air force base/airport near Picton in season
2. CFB Borden in season 2;
3. Barrie, Ontario in season 3;
The drivers are partnered with the person who nominated them.
In the first week the drivers are tested. This involves driving
from a starting point to the Rehabilitation Centre an hour away.
In the first two seasons the drivers' keys are kept from them and in the
third season their licenses are kept from them. They get their
keys/license back if they win a round.
From the second to the sixth week the contestants are put through a
variety of challenges. There is an expert panel of judges that
decides whether the driver wins or loses or whether they should never
drive again. There doesn't have to be a graduate every week.
In the last week one of the remaining contestants is awarded the title
of Canada's Worst Driver.
The experts evaluate the drivers, teach them the skills that they are
lacking, and finally judge whether they have improved.
The experts were the following:
Kelly Williams was a Canadian CASCAR driver and the only female to win a
race in that series. She has also been the spokesperson for "Be Car
Care Aware", an auto safety organization.
Jim Kenzie was an automotive journalist, reviewing vehicles for the
Toronto Star. He also has a segment on TSN's Motoring 2005 program. He
wrote the textbook used for advanced driver training used by the Toronto
Police Service and other advanced training classes, and is widely
recognized as a vehicle expert.
Scott Marshall was the Director of Training for Young Drivers of Canada.
His job was to train the instructors who train drivers.
Dr. Uzma Rehman was a behavioural psychologist and a member of the
faculty at Queen's University.
Cam Wooley was also one of the experts. He was the famous OPP
officer that told us what was going on our Toronto, Canada roads,
especially the highways.
Each of the eight drivers had his or her own reason for being there -
not all were generically incompetent drivers. Here are the contestants
from the first season:
Madalena Phillips, 21 and licensed for 5 years, had been in well over 30
accidents as well as innumerable incidents she called "bumps"
when there were no witnesses. Her irresponsible driving was largely due
to a complete lack of concern about anything except shopping, partying,
and fashion. She was by and large an incompetent driver by choice, and
considered it part of her lifestyle. Madalena was nominated by her
Bob Coad, 36 and licensed for 20 years, was an otherwise excellent
driver, except for a tendency towards road rage and a little freeway
game he called bumper tag. This involved passing cars that he was
annoyed at and suddenly slamming on his brakes in front of them, forcing
them to panic brake to avoid a collision. Bob was nominated by his
Chris Ferguson, 31 and licensed for 13 years, was totally inexperienced
behind the wheel, having driven only five times since getting his
licence 13 years ago. He was insecure, and very slow while driving,
creating a hazard on the road. Chris was nominated by his wife Michelle.
David Chau, 24 and licensed for 5 years, attributed his driving problems
to being "unlucky" and refused to take responsibility for his
incompetence on the road. His driving errors during the program often
completely destroyed the cars used for the show. He would listen to, and
then blame, his passengers for bad driving advice. David was nominated
by his friend George