Drive to Rehab: The drivers and their nominators begin by attempting to safely drive to the Rehabilitation Centre. For once, none of the drivers are stopped by the police or the show's crew, though there were still several faults noted; in particular, Robert never signalled once and ran a red light, Azim missed an early turn and went completely off-course for a while, Dallas and Flora both stopped several times for stress-related reasons (Flora, despite being the first to leave the parking lot, also ended up being the last person to arrive), Kevin nearly collided with another car while merging onto a highway, and Margherita made 17 moving violations and then couldn't even get parked up correctly. Diane's drive was easily the best, as despite her extreme stress she stayed on-course throughout and didn't make a single moving violation. Conversely, Klyne's drive was by far the worst, as he repeatedly snapped and yelled at Maureen and refused to let her view the directions, drove while texting, and most dangerously, drove at 135 km/h in the oncoming traffic lane of an 80 km/h zone, an incident which would almost certainly have seen his drive stopped by the crew if not for the fact that he was only a short distance away from the Centre anyway. This results in Andrew chewing him out after he arrives, and telling him that while he may have some driving skills, he certainly doesn't have the brains to use them.
Mustang Challenge: Basic Assessment: For their first challenge, drivers are put through a short evaluation test to determine their levels of driving skill; a U-turn in an enclosed space made of concrete blocks, followed by a short reverse course made up of wheel rims, and then a slalom between foam people at 50 km/h. Margherita is first-up, and even before she starts Andrew objects to her wearing high-heeled shoes while driving. She scratches the Mustang's paint job in the initial section, then her inability to comprehend where her wheels are means she can't go more than a few feet of the reverse section without hitting something, and her growing frustrations causes her to cause more and more damage to the course (and car) as she progresses. Finally, she goes too slow on the slalom and doesn't even check her speedometer, hitting two of the five foam people. Azim's run goes much the same, as he gets stressed out after he scratches the car in the initial section, which leads to a poor performance in the reverse section (further increasing his stress), and ultimately results in him driving with just one hand on the wheel and going over-speed in the slalom, causing him to spin out. Kevin becomes the first driver to cause a serious dent in the Mustang's body during the opening U-turn, then knocks over more rims than either of the two previous drivers, and then ends up going less than half the required speed in the slalom, yet still hits every one of the foam people. Dallas relies almost exclusively on Gene's advice when getting through the initial U-turn, but ultimately completes it without a single scratch or hit.
She copes a little better in the reversing section than the previous drivers, though still knocks down several wheel rims; it's a similar story in the slalom, where she has the best run yet, but still knocks down a foam person. Andrew identifies her problem as being a lack of confidence in her own abilities, which Dallas and Gene both agree with. From the start of Flora's run, Frank tries to control her driving and gives her bad advice, leading to her repeatedly colliding with the concrete blocks in the opening section. This leads to Andrew ordering Frank out of the car, after which Flora is able to complete the rest of the section without incident. He returns for the next two sections however and immediately starts ordering her around and even grabbing the steering wheel, resulting in her delivering the worst performance of the day in the reverse section, and like Kevin, going far too slow in the slalom and yet still hitting the foam people. Despite this, the experts feel that she may be able to do much better without Frank's presence. Klyne doesn't even make a serious effort in the challenge, intentionally scraping the Mustang in the opening section, which results in the challenge being halted after the initial U-turn. Diane does better than most of the previous drivers, and gets through the opening section with little difficulty, but still hits several wheel rims and foam people in the remaining two sections. Finally, Robert has what turns out to be the best run of the day, getting through the U-turn perfectly and then not knocking over a single wheel rim in the reverse section. However, his main problem of being too afraid to speed is highlighted by the slalom, where he only drives at 35 km/h and still hits most of the foam people.
After the challenge, the drivers had their initial meeting with the experts. Robert is reminded that driving too slowly is an offence (he admits actually being fined for doing so at least once), and the experts quickly identify the need to address his high-speed nervousness. Stress is also felt to be the biggest issue for Margherita, Dallas, Diane and Azim. Flora admits that Frank isn't her only problem, and that she still needs to drastically improve her skills. The experts all condemn Klyne for his reckless attitude, both in the episode and toward the ten accidents he caused prior to the show. Kevin admits from the very start that he may be Canada's Worst Driver. As usual, no drivers were graduated at the end of the first episode.