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First Route Driving School Ltd

Ottawa’s premier Driver Training  school. With years of experience in Ottawa 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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BDE Course Package

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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!

Tom Dahdal

Tom joined the First Route Driving School team in 2018 teaching our of our Bells Corner location.

“My name is Tom, and I am a licensed driving instructor in Ottawa. I’ve been helping people get their G2&G driver’s license for four years. I have lots of patience and the ability to remain calm and help students learn to drive in a responsible and safe manner.”

Wael Zein-Eddine

Wael joined the First Route Driving School team in 2021 and has worked for us in Kemptville and now in Ottawa.

Wael brings experience and a calm demeanour when teaching, and always goes the extra mile for his students.

 

Mohan Singh

Mohan joined the First Route Driving School team in 2022 and works for us in Ottawa East.

Mohan brings many years of driving experience and a strong educational background.

Mohan speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi

Oznur Kuru
Oznur Kuru
23:37 07 Nov 22
I highly recommend Tom for driver classes, I just passed G2 test first time 🙌🏻 thank you Tom!
Overall amazing experience. Tom is a great driving instructor, very knowledgeable and makes sure you are prepared for your test.
William Palacek
William Palacek
11:25 20 May 22
I passed my G2 thanks to Tom! He was patient, a good instructor and he taught me everything I needed to pass!
Farid Fouda
Farid Fouda
17:32 10 Apr 22
Before beginning my in-car lessons, I had very little driving experience and really lacked confidence. That all changed after just one lesson with Tom! With his professionalism, experience, patience, and excellent instruction, I finally felt that I could achieve my goal of learning to drive. With each lesson I gained even more confidence and quickly learned the skills required to pass my G2 driving test. A huge thank you to Tom and his expertise; he's a natural in this role. Anyone who has this instructor is very fortunate!
Angela Bertrand
Angela Bertrand
02:16 02 Feb 22
Got my G2 in first shot, given that I had some past driving experience. Training sessions with Tom were very useful for the test. He pays attention to details which makes difficult manuvers look easy.
Akif Ahmed
Akif Ahmed
15:00 20 Dec 21
A very big thank you to Tom, my 16 year old son’s driving instructor!! He enjoyed the experience of learning to drive with him because of his friendliness and professionalism. A great instructor! Highly recommend this driving school, and ask for Tom 🙂
Rena Robin
Rena Robin
12:44 17 Dec 21
I came into these classes not having any experience in driving at all and although I was a bit sceptical at first I decided to pick this driving school from all the good reviews I saw and it did not disappoint at all. Tom was my instructor and he was very patient and helpful. If you want a driving school that will help you grow as a driving I would really recommend this one and make sure you ask for Tom.
Toluwani Oyinloye
Toluwani Oyinloye
18:35 15 Dec 21
I had over 10 hour in car lessons with Tom and they all went well. I was a completely new driver and had no prior experience but with good guidance I was able to get my G2 in my first try. Thank you Tom!
Tanushri Warrier
Tanushri Warrier
17:27 08 Dec 21
Excellent experience classes and guidance from my instructor Tom during all these weeks thanks to him I manage to pass my exam at first try.
Alejandra Duque
Alejandra Duque
21:28 29 Nov 21
I took 10 hours in car lessons with Tom. I highly recommend taking this instructor for your driving tests. He is well-informed, very professional, very patient, very kind, very well organized, and teaches everything you need to know to pass the tests. If you want to enjoy the learning experience and guarantee passing your G2 or G tests, I highly suggest Tom as your instructor.
Charbel Karam
Charbel Karam
16:02 08 Oct 21
If you are looking for a kind and patient driving instructor, look no further. Felt very safe driving, even as a beginner.Having Tom as a driving instructor was a great experience. He explains things very clearly using a whiteboard and examples, and makes sure you understand before moving on. He also took me to my driving test location to explain where to go and what to expect. I passed my G2 road test on my first try - thanks to him!Follow him on Instagram @ottawadrivinginstructortom for more information.
Shan Sri
Shan Sri
14:25 08 Oct 21
I had Tom as a driving instructor. He was very patient,very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable while driving.and this is why i got my G2 taday in my first attempt.
jan Patel
jan Patel
15:48 28 Sep 21
I passed my G2 road test in first attempt & credit goes to my instructor, Tom.He is best at his job,very polite,patient & makes you feel confident about driving.I would definitely recommend him. Good luck first route driving school.
Dr Sheetal Soni
Dr Sheetal Soni
00:32 09 Aug 21
I Passed my G Road Test on the first try by the help of Tom. He is certainly the best to teach all you need to know to pass your road test. I definitely recommend him!!
cagdas arda
cagdas arda
23:48 16 Jul 21
I was able to pass my G2 test on my first try, because of my driving instructor Tom. He was patient, and a very good teacher throughout my entire experience.
Jacob Kohls
Jacob Kohls
20:24 08 Jul 21
Patrick SHYAKA
Patrick SHYAKA
01:43 10 Apr 21
I passed my G2 road test today on my first attempt. My driving instructor was Tom. He is patient, professional, well-experienced, and very helpful throughout driving sessions. Thank you Tom!
Stefa
Stefa
01:47 01 Apr 21
I had Tom as my driving instructor. He was very patient, calm and helped me feel confident in my driving. Very knowledgeable and professional and offered flexible hours. If you are looking for an instructor I would definitely recommend lessons from him.
elyzianna dorvilier
elyzianna dorvilier
21:13 26 Mar 21
Really happy to get my G2 on my second try. All the credit goes to Tom. Really nice guy and an even better instructor!!!
Navdeep Singh
Navdeep Singh
15:56 05 Mar 21
I did my lessons with Tom and he really helped me become a better and more confident driver. Highly recommend.
Dea T.
Dea T.
20:45 03 Mar 21
I just got my G2 and all the credit goes to Tom. He is an excellent instructor and was very helpful throughout the driving session.Knowledgeable,professional and wants you to succeed, which is very important.Thank you so much Tom and the team.
Tazin Akhter Khan
Tazin Akhter Khan
02:22 22 Dec 20
I did my driver's ED with Tom, he is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable while driving. I am a very anxious person but Tom made me feel confident in my driving and he's the reason I was able to get my G2.Tom is also very flexible with his schedule and was always able to work around my work schedule to find an ideal time to practice.Thank you Tom and First Route for giving such amazing service!
Sarah Wolfe
Sarah Wolfe
18:45 16 Dec 20
Excellent Driving School. I passed my road test on the first try. Tom is the best instructor for in-car! He is very knowledgeable and make you feel super comfortable. I would highly recommend First Route Driving School
Abdul Ayub
Abdul Ayub
03:39 18 Oct 20
I started driving with 0 experiences and was able to get my G2 yesterday. I am so happy & credit must go to my instructor, Tom. He is amazing. He is well organized, patient and kind person. Good luck Tom & First Route Driving School.
Manocharm Ranasinghe
Manocharm Ranasinghe
16:55 09 Oct 20
I had a great experience with Tom. He is so patient and friendly.I got my G2 in first try.
Mandy Kaur
Mandy Kaur
18:27 03 Sep 20
Thanks so much FRDS! Our instructor Tom was great, we finished in March! Covid delayed things for G2, and he has been kind answering questions long past our session! Happy customers, will use FRDS for child #2 when the time comes.
Stacy Romard
Stacy Romard
19:15 10 Aug 20
I had a great experience with first route driving school. My instructor Tom is a great teacher and I felt very confident going into the g2 road test.
Dan Car
Dan Car
22:01 06 Feb 20
I did my Beginner Drivers Education course from here and I find my decision very right because the in car instructor Tom was very nice and teached me alot of new things which i never wondered would be rules for driving and because of that I got my G2 in First Attempt.
Attaul Shahfi
Attaul Shahfi
22:54 28 Jan 20
michelle capello
michelle capello
23:13 01 Nov 19
Studied here for my driver's license. The instructor I had, Octavian, is an easy-going, well-informed, and extremely experienced instructor and driver who had an answer to my many questions. Learning from him was fun, enjoyable, and easy, and getting in the car with him felt comfortable and I felt safe even when making mistakes. A really great and informative program and at a great price compared to other local schools.
A.S. Tabitha
A.S. Tabitha
13:51 02 Oct 19
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