ILR and Goodyear enjoyed a very successful Winter Driving School season. This winter gave us excellent conditions to train drivers in safe winter driving techniques. Most of our school dates were SOLD OUT showing the increasing popularity of these Winter Driving Schools. Along with over 100 public motorists taking part in these courses, ILR trained staff from 2 Ontario Ministries (Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Labour) as well as staff from Orillia Power. Each participant was also given a discount coupon from Goodyear tires to use towards their next purchase of vehicle tires – winter or summer.
Good afternoon Ian, thank you for fitting our guys into your program with such little advance notice. All 4 guys had nothing but great things to say about your program, and for people that a very large part of their job is behind the wheel of a vehicle they all felt they came back with a better insight in the safe operation of a vehicle through the winter months. Based on the conversations we have had with the 4 attendees, the evaluation forms they had filled out as per your request and the report that we had requested, this is a program we will follow up with next year. We also hope to contact some neighboring utilities to see if there would be an interest in joining us in participating in this program there by expanding our numbers in an attempt to lower the costs at the same time getting more educated operators on the road. I have attached copies of your evaluation forms as well as the report prepared by our guys to be presented at our next Health & Safety Meeting. Thanks again Ian.
Have a great day, thanks Don
Supervisor of Distribution Lines
Master Electrician / Utility Arborist
Time to get real about winter driving and how to survive being stranded in your car. This year, North America has been hammered by nasty winter weather and tens of thousands of drivers have been caught off guard and unprepared.In our Winter Driving School we discuss the importance of packing some essential survival gear in your car should you get stranded. Our very own Shaun de Jager (one of our Chief Instructors) just took things to a whole new level.
Shaun goes toe-to-toe with Old Man Winter and along with another one of our instructors, Lesley Wimbush (also an Automotive Journalist for Wheels.ca) and they challenge themselves to survive in a vehicle for 24hrs…in sub-freezing temperatures.
Shaun’s article is packed full of survival tips and advice about essential survival gear and he even recorded it. The video is long but covers a lot of tips and tricks to survive in your car. Things get very real and a tad scary and it’s pretty eye opening watching Shaun and Lesley progress from being ok, to suffering hypothermia and then recovering in the morning. We should all pay attention to this. Lesley’s article should appear on Wheels.ca shortly.
Click here to read Shaun’s post and watch the included video. Bundle up! Just watching this will make you feel cold!
On Monday Feb. 17th at 9 pm on Vision TV (cable 60) ILR’s very own Shaun de Jager and Ian Law square off with hosts Conrad Black and Denise Donlon on The Zoomer in discussions about aging and driving. Also on the panel were Minister for Seniors Mario Sergio, Ret’ OPP Sgt. Bob Patterson, CARP representative Susan Eng and a representative from Ford Motors. The discussion turns quite lively as Shaun and Ian take on Ford Motors and the other auto manufacturers to task for their so called “safety features”. Enjoy.
If you missed the show, you can watch it here> http://thezoomertv.com/videos/driving/
ILR is teaming up with NEO Motorsports to promote our Track Schools – both Level 1 and our new Level 2 at this years CME (Canadian Motorsport Expo) at the International Centre in Toronto February 7th, 8th and 9th. Drop in and visit up at our booth for specials and discounts. CME 2014 – Ian Law Racing Car Control School returning to the CME .
You can give someone the gift that could save their life! Contact us for your gift certificate. We can email you one complete with the lucky recipient’s name on it so you can print it off and give it for Christmas. Contact us for details.
We got the good news that our iced facility in Minden is ready for us to use. We can start our ILR Winter Driving schools sponsored by Goodyear Tires early this season. If we have enough demand, we’ll start up before our scheduled Jan. 4th date. If you would like to take part in a Winter Driving School between now and the New Year, please contact us.
ILR has grown to the point where we will be adding 3 NEW courses to our curriculum. Our Tactical Driving courses are designed for law enforcement, police forces and security firms. Not only will we be helping these drivers understand the ultimate in control skills but we will be showing them pursuit and evasion driving skills.
Our ECO Driving course will help all motorists get the most out of their petro-dollars. ILR will help you improve your fuel economy from 10 to 50% meaning this course will pay for itself in no time. You are not helpless in the fight against the oil companies.
Our new Performance Driving Level 2 takes our Track Schools to the next level. In this course you will learn how to set up your car for competition driving using data acquisition technology and the latest in suspension, brake and tire technology. We’ll help you beat the competition by taking your driving skills and car set up skills up another notch.
Details on these courses will be posted on our website soon.
Goodyear Canada inc. is offering all ILR graduates in either our advanced driving or performance driving schools a mail-in rebate on their next tire purchase as a way of saying thank-you. Goodyear designs and builds tires renowned for their safety and performance, and helping ILR graduates to get the best tires helps to top off the complete driving experience. When you complete any ILR advanced or performance driving course, we’ll give you your special mail-in rebate coupons to use toward the purchase of Goodyear tires. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Mike “Pinball” Clemens joined the driving experts at ILR Car Control School to show the guests of Lexus of Oakville all about speed and agility at the introduction “Ride & Drive” for the 2014 Lexus IS models. ILR Instructors Gerry, Ian and Peter took invited guests, as well as “Pinball”, for high speed rides in the new Lexus 250 and 350 IS models to showcase how swift and agile the new sedans are. Photo, Gerry, Ian, “Pinball” Clemens, Frank Apa (owner of lexus of Oakville) and Peter.
Watch the video on Wheels.ca at this link: