Next Episode of Canada's Worst Driver is
Season 12 / Episode 8 and airs on 12 December 2016 04:00
Canada's Worst Driver is a Canadian television series on Discovery Channel, based on Britain's Worst Driver, and is part of the Worst Driver television franchise. It and sister series Canada's Worst Handyman are the two highest-rated programs on Discovery Channel. The series is produced by Proper Television, whose president, Guy O'Sullivan, was the director for the original Britain's Worst Driver series; as such, Canada's Worst Driver is considered to be the production company's flagship show.Unlike other Worst series around the world, the Canadian version emphasizes the learning process of the contestants and the science of driving, and as such is often more serious than the other Worst shows around the world, which are mainly played for laughs. It is the longest running of any Worst series to date.The series is also aired dubbed in French in Canada, as the Les zéros de conduite on Canal D.
Eight dismal drivers and their nominators set out for the Driver Rehabilitation Centre and take on the first of many challenges to determine which of them is Canada's Worst Driver.The nominees' first task is to do the approximate ninety minute drive on the predetermined route with their nominator in the back seat from Niagara Falls to the Drivers' Rehabilitation Centre at Dunnville Airport. The belief by those associated with the show of Krystal's extreme dangerousness on the road is so strong that no cameraperson is willing to accompany her on this drive. At the Centre, the nominees are then subjected to an assessment drive, consisting of a reversing section which includes both straightaways and slight curves, a tight maneuvering section through a concrete-barriered course, and a slalom which must be driven at 50kph. The eight then meet the expert panel for the first time, the panel who provide their initial thoughts.
Andrew explains the much more stringent driving testing regulations and the resulting much lower per capita vehicular accident rate in the United Kingdom compared to Canada. These differences provide the bases for the first three challenges facing the nominees. The first and third are annual challenges: riding the rails (which tests if the drivers know where their wheels are when they are driving), and the shoulder check (where the drivers are required to do both right and left should checks while driving at least 70kph to know which is the safe lane in which to merge). The second is a variation on a regular challenge, where drivers are pitted head-to-head to complete a long curving reverse course, the winner in the head to head not necessarily the first to complete the course, but the first to complete the course without hitting anything, the "not hitting" part which some drivers do not understand. Before the second and third challenges, Tim provides lessons in the basics of reversing and Philippe provides lessons in the basics of shoulder checking respectively, the latter including the concept of a blind spot which some drivers either did not ever know or understand. Beyond he successful completion of challenges, the panel deliberation focuses solely on who they feel would be the safest person on public roads in deciding who to graduate, which largely takes into consideration attitude. Especially with the aggressive and/or reckless drivers, Andrew and the panel hope that Mike will provide an example of what recklessness on the road can and has led to. They also contemplate a first in twelve seasons: keeping all the nominees at the Centre over the entire course of the season.
Andrew Younghusband(Andrew Younghusband)
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