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First Route Driving School Ltd

Kingston’s premier Driver Training  school. With 15 plus years of experience in Kingston and the surrounding area, our team looks forward to delivering either our MTO approved BDE course, private lessons, or road test packages!

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What We Can Do For You

First Route Driving School offers our MTO Approved Digital BDE Course including a minimum of 10 hours of in-car instruction.

We also offer private 1-on-1 lessons to anyone looking to brush up on their driving skills, prepare for a road test, or gain confidence behind the wheel.

MTO Approved BDE Course

20 Hours Online Self-Paced Instruction

10 Hours of Online Homework

10 Hours of 1-on-1 In-Car Instruction

Private Lessons

Private 1-on-1 In-Car Lessons

Road Test Packages (Warm Up Lesson and Use of Car for Road Test)

 

Don’t Settle For Less

Learn From the Experts with Over 15 Years Experience!

Our instructors are all carefully chosen and trained to the highest standards. Our instructors have experience with students of all ages and abilities. Take advantage of our professional and supportive instruction!

Giles White

Giles joined the First Route Driving School team in 2020, teaching out of Napanee originally and now working in Kingston. Giles has a background in driving including working as an Uber driver, driving a Taxi and various other jobs. His attention to detail and personable teaching style makes Giles a highly desired instructor.

Jim Pain

Jim joined the First Route Driving School team in 2020 and has worked for us in Kingston and Sydenham since then.

“I’m Jim Pain, and I joined First Route driving school in November 2020, after years in the hospitality industry.

I love this job, as I meet students with a range of driving skills along with life experience.  It can be interesting for sure and I get to encourage safe driving skills that students will use all their life. My goal is to build confidence as well as good road sense.

Driving should be fun, as well as safe!

Please bring  a story or two, because I will, and I look forward to driving with you.”

Tony Di Vito

Tony joined our team in 2021 and is working in Kingston.

Tony goes the extra mile for his students to make sure each driver is well trained and confident.                                                                        

Steve Margison

Steve has been an instructor with First Route Driving School since 2012, teaching in Sydenham and now Kingston.

Steve has a strong background as a Driving instructor including owning a driving school previously. His calm approach and years of experience make him a highly desired instructor!

Stephen Brennan

Steve has been working with our team since 2021. 

A long history of driving as well as being an in-class and in-car instructor make Steve an experienced instructor. Working in Napanee, Steve has a high pass rate for G2 tests, and a variety of instructional techniques to suit every student!

Richard Liu

Richard has been a Driving Instructor with First Route Driving School since 2015. 

Focusing on refresher lessons for new and experienced students, Richard has a strong background in teaching and tons of experience!

Jim Bencze

Jim has been an instructor with First Route Driving School since November of 2021.

With a lifetime of experience in the transportation industry including driving trucks, motorcycles and buses, Jim has a strong background in safe driving.

Relying on his experience as a trainer for new bus drivers, Jim is excited to work with students to show them the safe and rewarding habits of a safe driver.

siyara wyldes
siyara wyldes
15:14 15 Jun 22
Giles White is the GOAT. Great instructor that will ensure you become a comfortable driver. Always answered questions and explained any necessary corrections to mistakes. I felt super prepared for both my G2 and G tests. Thanks so much
Jayan Anpalahan
Jayan Anpalahan
17:53 31 May 22
I successfully passed my g2 at first shot all because of ( Madiha first route) was my instructor. She is really amazing and has knowledge.
simran khanna
simran khanna
20:24 18 May 22
Pam was a great instructor and I’m very thankful that I was able to learn from her
Piper Proud
Piper Proud
20:00 02 May 22
Steve B was prompt, comedic, knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend him.
Joe
Joe
10:27 01 May 22
S Nadeenm H Naqvi
S Nadeenm H Naqvi
02:19 30 Apr 22
Dustin Kenny
Dustin Kenny
13:15 04 Apr 22
Excellent customer service
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
20:03 25 Mar 22
I successfully passed my G2 last month in Kingston on my first shot!!I'd like to thank the school for helping me to refresh my overall knowledge with providing great information and videos to better understand the concept.But mainly, I'd like to thank my instructor Steve for sharing his skills, knowledge, experience,and preparing for the road test!! Anyone who is interested in getting driver's license and if your instructor is Steve, consider yourself to be a lucky one because you'll definitely pass it!! He's a great, funny, and patient individual who cares about his students and loves his job!!
Lily
Lily
05:02 10 Mar 22
Very great teaching techniques and Arshad sir helped me a lot with parking practices and driving on 401 ! Thank you so much sir for my G liscense
Kunj Jadhav
Kunj Jadhav
14:33 27 Jan 22
Very informative, my instructor was Giles White.
Kevin Liu
Kevin Liu
20:32 24 Jan 22
I was able to pass G2 after a failure thanks to this school and Giles, my instructor. Giles was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional, keeping me alert at all times but also creating a comfortable environment in which I could learn and practice to the best of my ability. I recommend this school for all student drivers!
J Choi
J Choi
20:08 30 Dec 21
I have had 2 teens go through First Route and am very impressed with the driving school, it’s administration and especially the in car driving instructions. Most recently my son had a refresher session with Giles and after the lesson he immediately passed his G! All around an excellent organization.
Michelle Ratkowski
Michelle Ratkowski
22:25 21 Dec 21
Giles was my instructor. He pays attention to detail. He is patient and I really appreciate all the help he gave me. All his teaching tips helped me to gain confidence and then to pass my road test. I highly recommend Giles.
Chie Blue
Chie Blue
22:11 19 Dec 21
Steve B was my driving instructor (First route driving - Kingston). This man is loaded with knowledge and experience (I guess his experience is more than my age). I have minimum driving experience. He helped me learn the ropes quickly, made me comfortable at every stage, was very patient all the way through. He is very funny, giving real life examples (on the road).Not just telling you how to drive but, also he has a writing board and a marker and some toy cars. He simulated what I was about to do and explained everything. I was struggling with parallel parking, he didn't give up on me, he went out of the league and came up with a different technique, which was a lot easier for me to follow and worked all the time.I would highly recommend taking lessons with Steve B!!
Lakshmi Narasimhan
Lakshmi Narasimhan
12:33 07 Dec 21
My in car driving experience was great with instructor Steve B, when I asked, he always booked me at the soonest possible time available for my schedule and notified me of cancelations to move my lessons to a sooner date. He taught real life lessons and conversation made for an enjoyable easy drive. Would definitely recommend!
Owen Owen
Owen Owen
02:04 18 Nov 21
Highly recommend First Route. My instructor Giles, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He offered me valuable advice and with his help, I managed to pass my driving test
Zakhary Husak
Zakhary Husak
23:10 15 Nov 21
I took my driving lessons in Nappanee and Kingston. The instructor, Steve, was very patient, taught the techniques, and helped build confidence in driving! If you are interested in learning how to drive, I strongly recommend him.
Lily
Lily
21:27 12 Nov 21
Extremely professional well thought out driving lessons. I had Steve. B as my instructor and with just 10 lessons my confidence and attitude to driving completely changed for the better.
Brady Hennigar
Brady Hennigar
17:54 05 Nov 21
GILES WHITE the Instructor is highly recommended he was amazing and professional I passed the test from the first time .
Kamilia Batarseh
Kamilia Batarseh
00:57 04 Nov 21
Wyatt Johnston
Wyatt Johnston
20:37 23 Oct 21
Took my lessons in Napanee,Steve was a very patient and reasonable instructor....Taught me what I needed to know for for my G2 test.Thanks....Arlen Smith
Brett Smith
Brett Smith
18:21 17 Oct 21
I passed drive test in my first attempt jus because my instructor was Giles White. I can say this because I had experience with other instructors(2) in first route itself, from that I would recommend Giles. He is the best , he do his job 100% efficiently. He teaches with the best techniques and that would help us to drive with more confidence, Also his scheduling for classes is awesome , try to accommodate according to our flexibility and I never heard any cancellation of classes from him or changing the time at last moment. If you have an option Ask for Giles.
Arshiya Raj
Arshiya Raj
16:16 15 Oct 21
Jolly is an excellent driving instructor! He’s very accommodating to when I needed to do my lessons , and he’s also very knowledgeable! I 100% recommend 🙂
Emylie
Emylie
16:19 21 Aug 21
Jolly was a great driver instructor and gave me a lot of confidence for driving while getting my g2, definitely recommend!
Jaymbol Jubeson
Jaymbol Jubeson
19:20 06 Aug 21
I had all my driving lessons with Giles White, he was very knowledgeable and was able to get in all my lessons before my G2 exam, very cool.
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason
12:54 15 Jul 21
Giles White
Giles White
01:38 12 Jul 21
Giles was a great instructor and I definitely recommend taking classes through him as well as First Route Driving School.
Jasper D
Jasper D
18:22 11 Jul 21
Jolly was a great driving instructor, he helped me learn lots and made me a better driver. Would definitely recommend first route.
Ellivan500
Ellivan500
18:40 29 Mar 21
Sam Rego
Sam Rego
14:03 10 Mar 21
Giles White is a great instructor. Probably wouldn't have passed if it weren't for him super chill guy and he knows what he is doing for sure.
Questionable Content
Questionable Content
15:00 24 Nov 20
Great in class and driving lessons, would recommend!
Sophia Peters
Sophia Peters
19:55 09 Mar 20
Melinda Myers
Melinda Myers
22:26 23 Nov 19
Great driving school classes. Super in-depth and the staff are really knowledgeable.
Emily Beausoleil
Emily Beausoleil
05:33 29 Oct 19
I had brandon for in car he was great he would let you make mistakes in order for you to know what you did wrong and then correct you. he was very nice, easy to talk to. the 10hours in car were great and had no issues for my test.
James Queen
James Queen
01:39 17 Sep 18
The people there are great, I got talking with a josh I think, he was great made me really want to take the class!
Ryan Rowlatt
Ryan Rowlatt
03:17 16 Aug 18
Great class! Scott is a great teacher and he keeps the class interesting with lots of funny stories. Would definitely recommend this place!
Erica Keating
Erica Keating
19:36 13 May 18
I passed my road test on the first try. Tony and Brandon are the best instructors! They are very knowledgeable and make you feel super comfortable. Although they are laid back, when they see you make an error they don't scold you they talk to you and explain what you did wrong and what to do on the next attempt. When it was close to my road test they definitely accommodated me with the schedule and instructor I wanted.
Melvin Black
Melvin Black
20:44 27 Dec 17
Amazing! I passed my road test today on the first try! I am thrilled that this place is located very close for me; it is only a 15-20 minute walk from my house. The prices are great and the people are great.I took the 10-driving lesson package that includes the 20 hours of in-class work and 10-hours of in-car driving. These 10 lessons are just enough for a newbie driver to get comfortable when still having minimal driving experience elsewhere (less than 5 hrs).In this course, I had two instructors; Scott and Brandon. Scott was the first guy who got the jitters of driving in Kingston out of me for the first time. He got me to focus on the road ahead, as well as the technicalities of turning.As for Brandon, he's a friendly, patient guy. He fixed my right turns, making them more narrow than before. He has this laid-back and chill vibe about him but still makes sure you're learning! During each lesson, he corrected my right turns about 5-7 times and did the same with the left turns, then moved on to parking and pulling up behind cars, next to a pole, etc. And I love how he told me that he might be more nervous than me for the road test today! That gave me such reassurance; he actually cared about his students passing and doing well.As for scheduling, you just have to be patient with them. I heard about other students not starting their lessons quickly, but I received a call the day after I was ready to start in-car lessons. If you're not sure about anything, just call them and they'll check it for you.Ergo, thank you, First Route! Great classes. Great instructors.
Robert Vandervoort
Robert Vandervoort
20:36 27 Dec 17
Excellent driving school! Toni was our son's driving instructor, very knowledgeable and friendly. Our daughter went to another driver's ed and the difference was unbelievable. She booked a one hour private lesson with Toni prior to her G license test and came back saying she learned more in that hour with Toni then she did throughout the entire driver's ed course she took elsewhere. I would highly recommend First Route!
Christa Gray
Christa Gray
12:43 12 May 17
My son took this a few months ago and quite liked it. He found the instructor (Paula I think) to be funny and he passed his G2 the first time. Their prices were good, and we are signing up our other son this summer
Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson
23:12 28 Dec 16
The course was interesting and I passed my G2 test on the first go! Scott was a good instructor, he had lots of little tips and tricks that I liked
Josh Avery
Josh Avery
23:04 28 Dec 16
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