School Policies 

Johnston’s Driving School Policy

8866 Hudson Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-875-6026

Email: johnstonsdrivingschool@gmail.com

 

EACH STUDENT MUST READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT SCHOOL POLICY BEFORE PURCHASING ANY LESSONS

 

Individual 90 minute lesson fees: $105.00

Two 90 minutes lesson fess: $200.00

Four 90 minute lesson fees: $380.00

Eight 90 minute lesson fees: $750.00

Sixteen 90 minute lesson fees: $1450.00

Graduated licensing program fees: $1680.00

 

Road test package: $250.00

Each road test session is a minimum w hours including 45 minute warm-up

Each driving lesson will have a minimum of 80 minute practice time

 

If you wish to cancel a driving lesson, we require 48 hours’ notice otherwise a cancellation fee of $50.00 will be assessed.

 

Payment must be made prior to each driving lesson or road test session. There will be no refund for driving lessons or road test sessions that have taken place. If the student has pre-paid for driving lessons or a road test session, there will be no refund given in cases of insufficient notice of cancellation.

 

Lessons purchased for a student cannot be transferred to any other existing, past or future students.

 

Students must provide a valid BC Learners Drivers License or Drivers License, including foreign drivers’ license before the first lesson. Students must carry their license at all of times during training

 

There will be only the student and instructor allowed in the driver training vehicle for each lesson. We do not offer lessons in any other vehicles except Johnston’s Driving Schools.

 

Road tests are to be booked by students directly through the ICBC website. Johnston’s Driving School does not provide the service on student’s behalf.

 

Refund Policy

All lessons / packages purchased are final sale and non-transferable. There is no expiration on the lessons purchased.

ICBC GUIDELINES FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

 

1. Ensure that the following people are not allowed into a vehicle where a driving lesson is taking place:

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, people who are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, anyone who has traveled out of the country within the last 14 days, and anyone otherwise under order from public health to self-isolate.

2. Advise students to reschedule their lesson if you suspect they have any kind of flu-like symptoms before the start of lesson.

3. At the start and end of the lesson, consider having any conversations with the student outside of the vehicle, where physical distancing can be more easily maintained.

4. Ask students to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the vehicle, where possible. Provide the student with hand sanitizer before they enter the vehicle.

5. Ensure that physical distancing is maintained wherever possible throughout the lesson, including any required pre-trip inspections or for demonstrations of pre-trip activities or tasks.

6. Open windows whenever possible to increase fresh air ventilation while parked and driving, and ensure that the fresh air intake is open so that the air in the car is not being recirculated.

7. For services where physical distancing cannot be maintained and other control measures such as barriers cannot be used, masks should be worn to reduce the risk of transmission. Ensure that masks are used correctly.

8. Learners should be encouraged to wear masks to protect Instructors.

Inform learners if masks will be required for their lesson at the time they book the appointment. Post signage at the company website.

9. Provide masks for learners who have not brought their own.

10. Develop a cleaning and disinfecting procedure. Ensure high-touch surfaces such as the steering wheel, seat belts, driving controls, gear lever, windows, keys, seats and door handles are cleaned and disinfected between lessons. Consider allowing more time between lessons to ensure adequate time for cleaning the vehicle. Provide a means of disposal within the vehicle for cleaning supplies, wipes, and used masks.

 

Johnston's Driving School offers a comprehensive ICBC approved Graduated License defensive driving program GLP based on Smith System's time tested - 5 Keys to Space Cushion Driving. This program will help teach you to use your eyes effectively & understand the importance of making on-time adjustments in everyday traffic situations. Upon completion, the foundation will be set for a lifetime of "crash free" driving.

 

Our GLP program includes:

 

  • 18 Hours of classroom instruction over the course of three Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Special Note: Due to COVID-19, the number of students in each GLP theory class is now being restricted to a max of 6 students to allow safe space between students in class

 

  • 15 hours of in-car driving lessons with a GLP certified instructor plus the use of our car for the road test for a total of 16 Hours.

  • Each level of training involves on-going assessments to give the student an objective evaluation to help them become a safe driver in future.

  • Mock test evaluations before final road test.

  • Upon successful completion of our GLP program we are authorized by ICBC to grant a 6-month reduction in the Road Test waiting period.

  • The students must attend all three classroom sessions, and complete all 16 hours of behind the wheel instruction within one year from the date of registration to be qualified for the GLP certification.

 

 

Our Regular Program includes:

 

  • A variety of driving lesson packages for class 5 and 7.

  • Confidence building lessons for nervous drivers.

  • Class 5 road test preparation for matured students.

  • Seniors Up-grading.

  • Mock road tests and evaluations.

  • Use of our car for road test.

  • Downtown and freeway driving, parallel, uphill, downhill, and stall parking, backing exercises, emergency maneuvers, and head on avoidance.

 

We work closely with the students to Co-pilot using the ICBC Tuning-up Manual.

 

Many of our students come to us as a result of a referral from other students.

 

JOHNSTON'S DRIVING SCHOOL LIMITED

Terms & Conditions for

Graduate Licensing Program GLP

 

1. Total cost of GLP program is $1680 

2. GLP Course is a final non-refundable sale

3. GLP Course is valid one year from the date of purchase

4. GLP Couse purchase cannot be combined to other package offers or promotions/discounts

 

GLP in-class Theory Sessions:

 

  •  It is mandatory to complete the three in-class sessions (three Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm) with a GLP class instructor as a requirement for graduation.

  • Students will be reminded about their on-coming GLP theory sessions 3 days in advance through email

  • Students are required to be in GLP in-class sessions 10 minutes prior to allotted start time.

  • Because of COVID-19 the number of students in each GLP in-class sessions is now restricted to 6.

  • Students coming for GLP in-class session will be pre-screened for any symptoms of COVID-19 at the building entrance by a JDS staff member.

  • Students can bring their lunch boxes and drinks in the GLP class. No snacks will be provided by school.

 

GLP in-car Driving Lessons:

 

  • After the GLP theory classes, students can book their individual driving lessons online through Johnston's driving school web site using Flexbooking system.

  • Students who hold Class 7 Learners license must show their permits to instructor before each lesson.

  • Students must have their attendance and progress report card regularly updated by driving instructor.

  • Students must provide two phone numbers (one must be cell) to school at the time of registration.

  • Johnston's driving school requires a 48-hour notice prior to rescheduling or cancelling a driving lesson. If not met within the time lines then the student will be charged a $50 penalty to reschedule the lesson.

  • The students may request to change their pick-up location 48 hours prior to the driving lesson. JDS reserves the right to deny pick-up locations.

 

Students must read and agree to our school policy and ICBC/WCB guidelines as posted on our website: www.glpdrivingschool.com

 

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES BY ICBC & WCB FOR BC DRIVING SCHOOLS

 

All Driving Instructors of Johnston's Driving School:

 

1. Must ensure that the following people are not allowed into a vehicle where a driving lesson is taking place:

  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19

  • People who are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

  • Anyone who has travelled out of the country within the last 14 days

  • Anyone otherwise under order from public health to self-isolate.

 

2. Must ensure that students are not having any flu-like symptoms at the time of lesson (must cancel the lesson otherwise).

3. At the start and end of the lesson, consider having any conversations with the student outside of the vehicle, where physical distancing can be more easily maintained.

4. Ask students to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the vehicle. Provide the student with hand sanitizer before they enter the vehicle.

5. Ensure that physical distancing is maintained wherever possible throughout the lesson, including any required pre-trip inspections or for demonstrations of pre-trip activities or tasks.

6. Open windows whenever possible to increase fresh air ventilation while parked and driving, and ensure that the fresh air intake is open so that the air in the car is not being recirculated.

7. Mask should be worn all time during the lesson because physical distancing cannot be maintained in driving school vehicles. Provide masks for learners who have not brought their own.

8. Ensure high-touch surfaces such as the steering wheel, seat belts, driving controls, gear lever, windows, keys, seats and door handles are cleaned and disinfected between lessons.

9. Ensure adequate supplies are provided in the vehicle.

10. Provide a means of disposal within the vehicle for cleaning supplies, wipes, and used masks.

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