Canada's Worst Driver 2 is the second season of Canada's Worst Driver, a Discovery Channel Canada television series which seeks to improve the driving skills of eight selected contestants, who are also trying to avoid being named the show's eponymous and dubious title. In this series, eight contestants and their nominators arrive at the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, located on the grounds of CFB Borden, where the contestants' keys are confiscated. Over the course of several weeks, the contestants take on challenges designed to improve their driving skills. Starting with the second episode and at the end of each subsequent episode thereafter, the most improved driver, as determined by host Andrew Younghusband and a panel of judges, may choose to graduate a contestant, in which case the contestant is no longer considered to be in the running for Canada's Worst Driver. This continues until three contestants remain, where one final challenge will determine who among them is Canada's Worst Driver.
Unlike the previous season, which focused on winter driving conditions, this season focuses on summer driving skills. Also, the Driver Rehabilitation Program is one week shorter, guaranteeing that at least three contestants remain in the final episode (in the first season, three contestants were in the final episode after no one graduated in one episode).
The eight contestants for this edition of Canada's Worst Driver are:
Karen Carson, 49 and licensed for 28 years, from Port Perry, Ontario, was once confident as a driver but is now too terrified to drive. When she does drive with her husband, it leads to fighting in the car. As a result, she has not driven at all for over a year, and has not driven on a highway for longer. She is nominated by husband Allan, a police officer. She drives a black Subaru Forester.
Matt Elkind, 29 and licensed for 13 years, from Toronto, Ontario, is a real estate agent who, because of his busy lifestyle, likes to multitask, so much so that he could be eating, smoking, reading a map, sending email, and talking on a cell phone while driving with his knees. He steadfastly refuses to wear a seatbelt, as he believes it is the key reason why his life was saved in a car crash. He is nominated by friend Suzanne, a fashion executive. He drives a green Cadillac STS Seville.
Henrietta Gallant, 61 and licensed for 35 years, from Rockland, Ontario (now lives in Summerside, Prince Edward Island), suffers from extreme stress while at the wheel, leading to many accidents. She is nominated by husband Andy, a civil servant. She drives a red Chevrolet Impala.
Sean McConnell, 43 and licensed for 27 years, from Stratford, Ontario, is a champion video game racecar driver, having won an online competition, but uses the same techniques he uses while playing the game when driving in real life. He believes that he is safer by driving above the speed limit as it keeps him away from other bad drivers, and treats every stop as the start of a race. He is nominated by his niece Melena. He drives a red Chevrolet Cavalier Z24.
Colin Sheppard, 20 and licensed for 3 years, from Whitby, Ontario, is a Police Foundations graduate that likes street racing. He was nominated by his friend Jeremy, an independent distributor. He drives a blue Honda Civic.
Jodi Slobodesky, 31 and licensed for 15 years, from Steinbach, Manitoba, is easily frustrated behind the wheel, and becomes a driving hazard as a result. On occasions she begins to forget basic driving notions such as the meaning of a green light. She is nominated by her husband Sam, an auto body technician. She drives a red GMC Safari and drove a grey Pontiac G6 to the rehabilitation centre..
Michael Telford, 40 and licensed for 24 years, a landlord from West Vancouver, British Columbia (now resides in Vancouver Island), took nine attempts to get his driver's license, and cannot deal with surprises while driving. He also has a tendency to hold his breath when entering a tunnel and continue to hold it until he exits. He is nominated by his pal Eric Kozak. He drives a blue Mercedes C230 and drove a silver Ford Fusion to the rehabilitation centre.
Shannon Willemsen, 22 and licensed for 5 years, from Calgary, Alberta, is a student and a mother to be who enjoys totaling cars. She has twelve demerits on her license, two away from having her license revoked, while having accumulated over $10,000 in parking tickets, including a $489 ticket for driving at 60 km/h over the speed limit. Her cars last on average three to six months before being totaled, and at this rate she may not afford to drive for much longer due to accumulated debts from tickets and rising insurance costs. She is nominated by her best friend Sara. She drives a blue GMC Jimmy with a Chevrolet Blazer grill and drove a black Toyota Echo to the rehab centre.
Returning from the first season is head instructor Scott Marshall of Young Drivers of Canada, the driving school sponsoring the Driver Rehabilitation Program and Canada's Worst Driver. Joining him are the following three judges:
Marcus Agyeman is an insurance broker who has insured the worst of the worst at his insurance company, and provides a financial standpoint to the judging table.
Juliana Chiovitti is a performance driving instructor, and has an illustrious career in auto racing, including a 1st-place finish in the Formula 2000 series.
Sgt. Cam Woolley of the Ontario Provincial Police's Highway Safety Division specializing in traffic-related incidents, investigating traffic crimes and collisions while promoting public awareness of traffic safety. He has escorted world leaders, royalty, and the Pope through some of Ontario's major highways, and is considered to be the face of the OPP.
Scott Marshall is returning from last season as head instructor.