The Drive to Rehab: This season, the journey to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre starts from Niagara Falls, Ontario, with 7 of the 8 drivers (Travis is not present due to being at a family wedding, and is represented by a cardboard cutout) having to make their way there via provided directions; a journey that Andrew notes should take an average driver around 90 minutes. Breanna is first to leave the parking lot, with Andrew making her go first so as to confront her fear of highway driving head-on. Joe is second to leave, and his attitude is the polar opposite, as he frequently drives far in excess of the speed limit.
Ashley is next, and this leads to a reunion between Andrew and her nominator, Canada's Worst Driver 11 "winner" Jillian, who tells Andrew that she can now drive without any issues; Andrew in turn tells Ashley that Jillian's experience is proof that sooner or later, rehab does work. Despite this, Ashley proves even more nervous than Breanna did, and constantly asks Jillian to guide her throughout the run.
Shayne proves to be slow and generally inattentive throughout his drive, running more than one red light in the process, though Shayne openly admits that his inability to concentrate is his biggest issue; when he arrives at rehab, Andrew tells him that they'll be booking him a medical examination as soon as possible, due to fears that he may have sustained an undiagnosed brain injury during his childhood accident. Melanie is another driver with confidence issues throughout her drive, though despite her own dire predictions her drive is relatively uneventful. Similarly, Adam is extremely anxious about possibly getting into an accident, but he manages to make it to rehab without any major issues. Julie is the final driver to depart the parking lot, and she quickly gets into trouble by missing a required turn, then committing an illegal 45-degree turn in the middle of the intersection to get back on track. Most of the drivers get to rehab safely, but Breanna's nerves ultimately prove too severe, and her cameraman has to take over partway through the drive; it's also implied that Joe's habitual speeding would have caused his drive to be stopped, if not for his two-seater work truck being unable to seat a cameraman.
Camaro Challenge: Basic Assessment: In a move that Andrew predicts will once again earn the ire of car enthusiasts, the show has purchased another brand-new supercar for use as the recurring challenge car, namely a 2017 model Camaro. While the challenge remains in the same format that has been in use since Canada's Worst Driver Ever, by starting out with a reversing course made up of wheel rims, then having to turn the car around in a turning area made up of concrete barriers and blocks, followed by a slalom at 50 km/h around five foam figurines, the challenge is made a little easier by the wheel rim course and concrete barrier sections being wider than in previous years, and the drivers being afforded use of the Camaro's reversing camera, which the previous challenge cars did not feature. Julie is first to take the challenge, and gets through the wheel rims with only a couple of hits, but her overly hasty driving causes her to dent and scrape the car noticeably in the barriers, before clipping a foam person, then panicking and locking up the brakes in the slalom.
Travis, who has finally arrived, proves incredibly slow and takes 22 minutes just to complete the reversing course, while still knocking most of the course down. He fares better while turning the car around, which he manages with comparatively few hits, but his erratically pumping the accelerator causes him to hit all but one of the foam figures in the slalom. Adam's performance is mostly the same as Julie's in the first two sections, with only a few hits while reversing, but more than a few scrapes while turning the car around. After three attempts at taking the slalom which prove far too slow (though without any hits), his fourth attempt goes perfectly, and he becomes the first driver to pass one of the three segments.
Breanna's run proves the worst so far, causing several hits while reversing (despite being one of the only drivers to know what front-end swing is without needing it explained) causing more scrapes in the concrete barriers than all the previous drivers, and hitting a foam person in the slalom despite being far too slow. Shayne gets through the reversing course with only a few minor hits, but causes even more damage than Breanna did while turning around in the concrete section, and then drives too fast in the slalom, causing him to hit two foam figurines dead-on. Melanie's run turns out to be particularly poor; forced to take the reversing section without Christina, she knocks over more wheel rims than any of the previous drivers, then severely damages the Camaro's driver-side door in the concrete barriers, before speeding in the slalom and hitting two foam figurines after becoming target-fixated upon them. Joe's run is one of the better ones, passing the reversing section with no trouble and then only having one hit while turning the car around, but he starts out too fast and then ends up too slow in the slalom, before deliberately fishtailing the car at the end of the track, earning both Andrew's and Cam's ire. Ashley relies too heavily on the reversing camera, and does poorly in the reversing section, before managing to cause even more damage to the car in the concrete blocks than Melanie did. Her run then completely falls apart in the slalom, as she speeds and hits every single foam person; Andrew then comments that not only was this the worst performance in any slalom-related challenge in the show's history, Ashley's overall basic assessment performance ranks as one of the worst ever seen on the show.
In their first meeting with the experts, Melanie states that she wants to improve as a driver for the sake of her four children, while Shayne is told that slower doesn't necessarily mean safer. Shayne is also willing to admit that he might be Canada's Worst Driver, as are Ashley and Breanna. The other drivers deny that they might be the worst.