Canada's worst driver 6
Canada's Worst Driver 6 is the sixth season of the Canada's Worst Driver series, where eight contestants known by those close to them for being bad drivers are taught lessons on improving their driving skills. As with previous seasons, the contestants are taken to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre, which takes place this year at Dunnville Airport in Dunnville, Ontario. The season finale was in Niagara Falls, Ontario for the first time.
For this season, a new series logo was commissioned, coinciding with an increase in fundamentals of high-performance driving in the lessons this year.
Diane Akers, 49, from Edmonton, Alberta, is a suburbanite who is uncomfortable driving anywhere past five kilometres from her home. That comfort radius quickly degenerates to zero under inclement conditions. Her daughter Raeanne Akers ("Canada, this is the woman who made you late for work") is staging an intervention on her behalf. She drives a Pontiac Montana and drove a blue Dodge Caravan to the rehabilitation centre.
Jamie Giberson, 25, from Hampton, New Brunswick, has been traumatized by fear after hitting an elderly couple early in her driving career. Her fear has caused her to fail a driving exam four times, and she often blames her bad driving on her husband and nominator, Eric Giberson. She drives a silver Oldsmobile Intrigue and drove a grey Ford Five Hundred to the rehab centre.
Brad Hengerer, 34, from Springbank, Alberta (near Calgary), has been banned from driving by his wife and nominator, Donna Hengerer, as well as his father-in-law due to an escalating pile of accidents. He enters rehab out of necessity, as his father-in-law's health is failing and Donna has lost the use of her right arm following a farming accident, which has forced Brad to take up driving once again. He drives a red Pontiac Sunfire GT and drove a white Chevrolet Impala to the rehab centre.
Lance Morin, 27, from Ottawa, Ontario, has only been licensed for roughly four months. His driving history goes further back, though, as he had been caught driving unlicensed with an uninsured car when he was 16. Since then, though, he had been a nervous wreck behind the wheel despite diligently awaiting the day that he would be fully licensed. He is nominated by his best friend Gilles Proulx, who works as a parking enforcement officer in Ottawa. He drives a silver Chevrolet Cobalt and drove a black Ford Focus to the rehab centre..
Dale Pitton, 62, from St. Catharines, Ontario, is a grandmother who desires to learn, but no one around her has a desire to drive with her. As such, she has amassed an escalating accident record, including an occasion where she hit a police car as she was being ticketed. Her nephew John Pitton was one of six people who nominated her for the show. She drives a blue Chevrolet Cavalier.
Scott Schurink, 25, from Chestermere, Alberta (near Calgary), is a speed addict, loving to weave in and out of traffic on busy highways going at 150 km/h. As such, he has had his license suspended seven times, and has owned over 60 cars. His roommate Danny Bridgman wants him to adopt the proper rules of the road, especially since he is driving on Danny's insurance due to the prohibitive cost that it would entail for Scott to insure himself. He drives a black Nissan Maxima and drove a beige Nissan Altima to the rehab centre.
Dean Sibanda, 33, from Saint-Laurent, Quebec (on Montreal Island), is an immigrant from Zimbabwe who has yet to be accustomed to driving in Canada – even basic knowledge such as the meaning of stop signs elude him. His friend and nominator Brian Glenzitoe has known him for the nine years he has been in Canada. He drives a beige Nissan Altima and drove a green Nissan Sentra to the rehabilitaion centre.
Paul Thurston, 54, from Collingwood, Ontario, has never been comfortable with anything on four wheels, an oddity for a former stunt motorcyclist who had once jumped 15 cars on his bike. He has a hatred of cars after he has lost five of his friends in bike/car collisions, but he is motivated to drive a car after realizing that driving a bike in the middle of winter is unsafe. His biker buddy Tommy Bettles will be accompanying him to rehab. He drives a white GMC Conversion Van and rode his motorcycle, along with Tommy, to the rehabilitation centre.
Dr. Lauren Kennedy-Smith is the new expert for this year. She is a professional psychotherapist who has also moonlighted as a race car driver and entertainer.
Philippe Létourneau returns for his fourth year as an expert. In his day job as a high-performance instructor, he drives with expensive fancy cars every day.
Peter Mellor returns for his second year as an expert. He is an accomplished instructor of basic driving with the Advanced Motoring Bureau in Ontario.
Cam Woolley returns for his fifth year as an expert. Currently a traffic specialist for CablePulse 24 in Toronto, in the past, he was one of Ontario's most famous traffic cops.
Written and presented by Andrew Younghusband
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