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We’ve bought a 2012 Toyoya Yaris as the teaching car for our driving school. The joke with this one is that mechanics hate these cars because they never get to work on them! Our car is a nice bright red colour, which makes it very visible on the road, is outfitted with dual controls (an extra gas and brake pedal) so that the instructor can take control of the car if that becomes necessary. This car is commercially inspected annually to make sure it is safe to be used for teaching driving lessons.

About Us

Driving a vehicle is one of the most dangerous things that many people do on a regular basis. Our goal is to help you improve your skills and knowledge so that you can enjoy a lifetime of safe driving.

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Our owner/ driving coach, Jesse van der Meulen,  has been helping drivers gain better skills and knowledge for two years in working for one of the best driving schools in the North Okanagan. Now he is excited to take all that he’s learned and offer it to you with our new school in Vernon.

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We teach new inexperienced drivers as well as those who have been driving for decades. Whether you are taking your first driving test, or just wanting to keep your driving skills up, we are here to help you.

“Our driving lessons can help anyone become a better and safer driver! Develop good driving knowledge, skills, and with a good attitude, you have your best defence.”

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Testimonials

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I just started driving a couple of years ago. I was reluctant to learn on my own and wanted to find somebody who was experienced and who had a lot to offer a new driver. I had tried "other" driving schools previously, but I can gladly say that taking lessons from Jesse van der Meulen has been one of my best decisions. 

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Jesse is very passionate, and dedicated to teaching both new, and experienced drivers. The first day I met him, I could tell right away that he was welcoming, professional, and he always had a smile on his face. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and not only learning how to drive safely behind the wheel, but also learning new techniques that I could not teach myself. 

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Jesse is not your "run of the mill" average driving teacher, he brings a sense of belonging, a positive flare, a great deal of knowledge, and a wonderfully encouraging attitude that will surely meet your expectations. 

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I highly recommend Jesse van der Meulen to anybody who is either learning how to get on the road for the first time, or to those who have some experience but might just need some more practice. I guarantee that when you drive with him, you will be on the road in no time.

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Maysha

About Best Defence Driving Academy

Our driving school can help anyone become a better and safer driver! Develop good driving knowledge, skills, and with a good attitude, you have your best defence. We give training to people of all ages and skill levels.

2100A 42nd Avenue Vernon BC V1T 3J3

250.309.0017

www.bestdefencedriving.ca