Canada's Worst Driver
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.
In each season, eight drivers and their nominators are taken to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, where they compete in challenges designed to improve their driving skills, in an effort to not be named Canada's Worst Driver. In the first challenge, the contestants begin at a location about an hour's drive from the Driver Rehabilitation Centre; they must drive to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, following the directions that are given to each contestant. After arriving at the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, the driver's licence of each contestant is confiscated (for the first two seasons, their car keys were confiscated instead). The first episode concludes with an obstacle course challenge, meant to evaluate the skills of the individual drivers.
The series is well known for their obstacle course challenges; contestants must routinely manoeuvre their cars through tight spaces with less than an inch of clearance on either side. To show that the challenge can be done without hitting obstacles by an average driver, host Andrew Younghusband performs each challenge before any contestant attempts the challenge.
Beginning with the end of the second episode, each contestant meets with a panel of four experts and Andrew for an evaluation of their performance, and after all remaining contestants are interviewed, the judges and Andrew deliberate on which contestant and nominator pair have improved enough to graduate from the Driver Rehabilitation Centre. The driver who has graduated is eliminated from the competition, and is sent home with their licenses returned to them; the contestants typically drive off with their nominators in the car that they used to arrive at the Driver Rehabilitation Centre. The experts also reserve the right to not graduate anyone for any episode, or to graduate multiple contestants at the same time. The experts may also choose to expel any contestant who does not show any incentive to learn, or who the experts believe should not continue driving or who can not continue the rehabilitation program, often for medical or legal reasons. In this case, the contestant is eliminated from the competition and their licenses are returned, and they are given a ride home.
The elimination process continues until only three contestants remain (the original intent was for two contestants to remain, but due to the first season containing an episode in which no-one graduated, there were three; every season since has had three finalists). The remaining contestants are then given the Mega-Challenge, an obstacle course challenge with elements of almost every previous challenge, as well as a driving examination through the busy streets of a major urban centre in Canada near the Driver Rehabilitation Centre. Based on these two challenges, the experts determine which among the three is named Canada's Worst Driver. With the exception of the second season, the contestant who fared the second worst is deemed to not have graduated from the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, while the third contestant is considered a graduate.
Unlike other versions of the Worst Driver series around the world, where being eliminated early or being the Worst Driver is either rewarded with a new car or had their car destroyed, no prizes are given for being eliminated early or for being named Canada's Worst Driver, aside from a commemorative trophy in the latter case.
Don't Drive Here
Don't Drive Here is a reality television series. It airs on Discovery Channel Canada and is hosted by Andrew Younghusband. The series is a follow-up to Canada's Worst Driver.
Each one-hour episode features Younghusband completing driving challenges in one of "the world's worst driving cities", with the ultimate goal of learning to drive better than a local professional driver. Cities featured on the first season of the show included Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, Philippines; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Lima, Peru Cities featured on the second season of the show included Nairobi, Kenya; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; La Paz, Bolivia; Rome, Italy; and São Paulo, Brazil.