Canada's worst driver 3
Canada's Worst Driver 3 is the third season of Canada's Worst Driver, a Discovery Channel Canada television series which seeks to improve the driving of eight nominated contestants, each of which trying to avoid being named Canada's Worst Driver. Like the two previous seasons, eight contestants and their nominators arrive at the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, which in this season is the ghost town of Edgar, Ontario, north of Barrie. Starting with the second episode, one driver "graduates" from the rehabilitation program and is eliminated from contention for the series' dubious title. This proceeds until three contestants remain, when a final challenge will take place, and one is given the title of Canada's Worst Driver.
Unlike the two previous seasons, however, the focus of this season is on Extreme Driving, in the hope that knowledge of these techniques (which is not normally taught to driving students) will help them become more confident and competent at the wheel. Also unlike the two previous seasons, the contestants' driver's licenses are confiscated instead of their keys.
The eight contestants in this edition of Canada's Worst Driver are as follows:
Shelby D'Souza, 30, from Calgary, Alberta, is an overly cautious forklift operator, to the point in which he spends five seconds facing a green light before moving his car – and even then, he drives slowly. In sharp contrast to road rage, he is far too generous at the wheel, and nominator and younger brother Elerick D'Souza believes that he will be rear-ended in an accident soon before he can change his ways. He drives a Chevrolet Blazer.
Thomas Hobbs, 21, from Lloydminster, Alberta, is an aspiring street racer who has claimed to have gone at over 240 km/h on a highway. Thomas is constantly taking risks behind the wheel, enjoying life on the fast line. He is nominated by older sister Lenora Hobbs because she does not believe that he is in control of his car. He drives a GMC Sierra 2500.
Denice Koke, 33, from Cranbrook, British Columbia, is an emotional wreck at the wheel, and believes that this is the reason that she is too reliant on nominator and husband Henry Koke, a truck driver, for their family activities. She believes that this is interfering in her children's lives, especially her son, who had to be pulled out of a local hockey league because she was not confident driving him to games. She drives a Dodge Grand Caravan.
Jennifer Kritzer, 22, from Hamilton, Ontario, is extremely accident-prone, proudly admitting to being involved in a large number of hit-and-run accidents. She is nominated by boyfriend Jon Park, who relies on her to get to his labourer job. She drives a Ford Focus.
Billie-Jean Leslie, 22, from Victoria, British Columbia, is a student and hairdresser who is more concentrated on looking good than looking at the road. She only uses her car's mirrors for applying makeup, and has on numerous occasions changed clothes while at the wheel, all of which leading to twelve accidents in twelve months and four license suspensions in four years. (Her choice of footwear is also an issue.) She is nominated by cousin Nicola Coulter. She drives a Mazda 323.
Marnie Maddison, 41, from Calgary, Alberta, is extremely nervous at the wheel, and is not confident in going anywhere other than her workplace – preferring to starve over driving to the grocery store. Because of this, she is on her eighth learner's permit, and has never mustered the confidence to take a final road test. Worse yet, she has no one to turn to, as boyfriend and nominator Bruce Toye is frequently out of town in his job as an airline pilot. She drives a Honda Civic.
Ed Porter, 43, from Ottawa, Ontario, is a biologist who has an extreme road rage problem, which has torn his relationship with nominator Elizabeth Cecchi. He enters rehabilitation in an effort to address his road rage, which causes their children to vomit whenever he is driving, but also as a step towards reconciliation of their broken common-law relationship. He drives a Saturn Ion.
Jason Zhang, 42, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is a travel agent who, when driving has a case of "extreme tunnel vision", making him unable to see what's around or directly in front of him. Because of this, he relishes gridlock (due to it being slow) and always parks in the most expensive parking stalls to avoid others. He is nominated by husband Adrian Fehr. He drives a Honda Civic.
To determine who (if anyone) graduates in any given episode, four judges and host Andrew Younghusband confer at the end of each episode. Returning from Canada's Worst Driver 2 for judging duty are:
Sgt. Cam Woolley of the Ontario Provincial Police, the province's best-known and arguably most famous traffic cop.
Scott Marshall Head instructor of Young Drivers of Canada, the driving school which has sponsored each Canada's Worst Driver series.
Joining them are:
Dr. Louisa Gembora, a psychologist who had worked at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario before moving on to private practice. She drives a race car in her spare time.
Philippe Létourneau, a high-performance driving instructor with the Jim Russell Racing School, having been also featured on Discovery's Star Racer series. He is also a lead driving instructor for BMW Driver Training and the "Ferrari Driving Experience" at the Mont Tremblant race track. Philippe has enjoyed a successful career with over 40 podium finishes in 120 race starts.
Written and presented by Andrew Younghusband
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