The Trough: In order to further illustrate the concept of front-end swing, this challenge requires the drivers to navigate through a trough made up of concrete barriers placed on their side. Each driver will have two attempts.
Tyler fails his first attempt by not taking the turns wide enough, then overcompensates and takes the turns too wide on his second go. Diana also overcompensates and narrowly fails on her first go, but then passes with ease on her second attempt. Mike quickly fails both his attempts, after having trouble getting the car onto the trough.
Krystal fails her first attempt just as quickly, and makes more of an effort on her second go, but still falls off about halfway down the track. Lou is the only driver who sets her mirrors without Andrew needing to prompt her to do so, but that's as good as her run gets, and she quickly falls off in both her runs. Daniella nearly succeeds on her first go despite her extreme nerves, which then get the better of her and cause her to fail her second run early on.
Distracted Driving: While only three of the drivers are felt to be habitually distracted enough to be required to take this course, Andrew notes that Diana and Krystal are quite possibly the two most distraction-prone drivers ever to appear on the show. They, along with Mike, are therefore given the task of driving a decommissioned police cruiser around a simple track, both with and without distractions.
Diana takes the course first, and is initially irritated at having to undertake the challenge, believing that her distractions are not a problem, and that all she needs to do is drive slower in order to compensate. She soon gets a dose of reality when she crashes out of the course altogether, leading to her admitting that she often lacks confidence in herself and uses her spiritual techniques to help; Andrew tells her that there's nothing wrong with doing so, but that she absolutely can't do it while at the wheel.
Mike habitually smokes while at the wheel, and quickly comes to learn how even a relatively small distraction like this can severely impact his driving ability, with even Christian vowing not to ever have any distractions at the wheel. Krystal also does not want to take the challenge, as she believes that she is a skilled enough driver that she can use her phone at the wheel without it affecting her driving. She subsequently crashes on one of the course's turns while texting Andrew, only to claim that this proves nothing, as she only texts while driving on long, straight stretches of road (despite the show having plenty of footage proving otherwise). At the end of the challenge, Krystal remains defiant, believing that she has in fact proved she can drive while distracted.
Mustang Challenge: Swerve and Avoid: For this challenge, which is often credited as the one most likely to save a driver in real-life, the drivers have to drive down a straight stretch of road at 70 km/h toward two entrances; a foam moose will then appear in one of the entrances, requiring the driver to swerve into the other entrance. Each driver has two attempts. Lou performs terribly in her first run, speeding and then swerving directly into the moose, but on her second run she succeeds, passing a challenge for the first time this season. Mike succeeds on his first attempt; he swerves a little erratically before correcting course, but is nonetheless given the pass. Daniella fails her first run by driving right into the moose, and then understeers and turns far too late on her second run, hitting the wall dividing the two lanes.
Diana nearly passes on her first go, but commits a fatal error by tapping the brake as she goes into the correct lane, causing her to spin out of control. Andrew tells her that she will almost certainly graduate if she passes this challenge, and she does so at her second attempt. Krystal speeds up to 100 km/h in her first run and then drives straight into the moose, admitting afterwards that she just chose a lane at random without even looking for the moose, and trying to deny that she was driving any faster than 70 km/h. Adding insult to injury, it then turns out that the force of the crash damaged the car's on-board computer, rendering it unable to start; after this, Krystal is barred from taking her second run.
Tyler, as the last remaining driver, has to use a Ford Crown Victoria for his run, and despite Andrew admonishing him not to speed, he drives at 83 km/h and then drives straight into the moose. On his second attempt, Tyler hits the brakes as he steers, causing him to lose control and crash through the central wall, leaving Andrew further unconvinced that Tyler is fit to drive at all.
Diana puts herself forward for graduation, and admits that she is finally ready to give up her distracted driving. Krystal also puts herself forward yet again, but continues to claim that she is skilled enough to text and drive, and when Andrew and Cam call her out on this, she storms out of the meeting with the experts, flipping off Andrew and angrily yelling obscenities at him.
Despite Krystal's outburst, the experts decide that her actions are not worthy of expulsion, and immediately come to the unanimous decision to graduate Diana for her near-flawless performance in this episode.