Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) is a requirement in British Columbia that requires all class 1 learner's licence holders to have a minimum number of hours of training time (classroom, yard time, behind the wheel time) completed prior to attempting an ICBC road test. The program is delivered by licensed driver training schools in BC and was established in October 2021.
A good old-fashioned road trip is a great way to make some awesome memories. The fun isn’t always in the destination, but within the journey.
Road trips are all about experiencing the freedom of the open road and taking time to pull over and explore the surroundings at your own pace. In this post, we’re detailing some of the road trip essentials that you should consider bringing with you to maximize fun.
School in British Columbia starts up again soon, which means that school zones across the province will come into effect again too. Knowing when and where school zones are in effect is an important part of navigating the roads through both urban and rural communities, so we’re breaking down the top four questions we receive in regards to school zones!
In 2019, we brought you 10 of our favourite DIY car hacks, and we’re back with 10 more! We’ve scoured the internet, grilled our staff, and gathered the hacks that everyone uses whenever they get behind the wheel.
"A special “Thank You” to you. From what I was told, you never let my daughter put her guard down. Good for you.
I appreciate all the hard work and dedication you’ve given to my daughter. I will recommend Valley Driving School to as many people as I can.
Again, “Thank You” to everyone. Who knows…maybe my daughter will be back for other types of drivers training ie: motorcycle, standard, or even semi-trucks. Could happen. She ‘loves’ to drive.
"I just wanted to send along a “Thank You” to all of you at Valley Driving School.
This has been a great experience for both my daughter and myself.
The office staff have been wonderful and always willing and able to sort through scheduling that works for us.
It can be a scary world out there driving our streets and now I know my daughter has been taught properly on how to handle those situations.
She’s a confident relaxed driver and I am a confident relaxed passenger/parent."
"We just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the professional and thorough instruction our children received over the last several years.
Both kids' instructors were always punctual, polite and patient, giving our kids the knowledge and confidence to drive well and safely. Both passed their 'N' test on the first try. All dealings with the office staff were pleasant as well.
We would not hesitate to recommend Valley Driving to other parents looking for the right place for their children to learn to drive. Please pass our compliments and thanks to instructor! :)
~The Wilson Family
"I want to thank my great instructor and helping me overcome my fear of driving.
I have failed the test a couple of times before taking lessons with him and frankly, this is the best investment I have done lately.
He helped me become a better driver, (I will always remember: mirror-signal-shoulder check), have confidence in myself and pass my test.
Great job! Thank you!"
I had 5 lessons with my Instructor and he was incredible, clear instructions and always updated on things I needed to do better right when they happened.
It felt like he wanted me to succeed not only because its part of his job, but because he genuinely wanted me to. The cost of the lessons were minimal in comparison to everything I have learned and I passed my road test on my first attempt.
"My instructor is kind and patient.
She made me feel comfortable behind the wheel and shaped me into the N driver I am today.
Everyone at Valley Driving School is really nice and welcoming. Also, the classroom is a good learning environment.
I highly recommend this driving school. Everyone I know got lessons there. :)"