Riding the Rails: The first real challenge of the season requires driving a Suzuki Sidekick along a set of rails and then reversing the car along the same rails back to where they started. Falling off the rails and getting stuck will lead to an instant fail. Karlene is first up and sets the bar very low, managing to fall off before even getting a full length of the mini SUV onto the rails. Darris passes with ease, further convincing Andrew that driving was never the issue with Darris. Alexis and Descyara don't have much trouble getting across going forwards, but neither adjusts their wing-mirrors for reversing and both fail. Brittany's run is practically a copy of both Alexis' and Descyara's, but despite being forced to take the challenge with Andrew as her passenger, she gets across going forward fine, but refuses to try reversing. Brandon, who is once again forced to drive with a spinner knob due to his broken arm, also gets across going forward fine in practically a copy of Alexis', Descyara's and Brittany's runs, but is only able to make it about halfway across in reverse before falling off.
Head-to-Head Reversing: In this challenge, being run in its Canada's Worst Driver 12 incarnation, pairs off two drivers reversing one Ford Crown Victoria each down a lane, turn around in a circular area and then reverse back up the lane they started in. Before the challenge, Tim will give each driver a lesson in reversing. Since Darris was the only one (other than Ryan) to pass the Assessment Challenge's reversing segment in the previous episode, he is exempt from this challenge; instead, Darris will take Tim on a public drive through Hamilton. Brittany and Andrew make up the first pair and while Andrew clearly proves why he could very well be an instructor, having learned how to do this challenge in previous seasons (he only competed against Brittany because Brittany would have otherwise been forced to attempt alone), the same can't be said for Brittany, who hits six obstacles. Brandon and Alexis make up the second pair and both speed in reverse, smashing several boxes before either reach the circular area before Alexis finishes first, also hitting six obstacles, while Brandon hit the most so far with 14. Descyara and Karlene make up the third and final pair and despite being the only one to reverse the way Tim taught her, Descyara still speeds in reverse, also hitting six obstacles, while Karlene continues to be slow, finishing with only four hits.
Fastest Performer: Brittany performed the fastest at 3:27.
Slowest Performer: Brandon performed the slowest at 24:07.
Mustang Challenge: Eye of the Needle: In one of the show's oldest challenges, the drivers each have to drive the Mustang at 70 km/h through a series of five foam arches. Karlene is up first and just the fact she has to speed terrifies her; her fears ultimately prove well-founded, as she smashes the last three arches, causing her to completely break down in a full-blown panic attack that Andrew narrates took six full minutes to subside. Descyara speeds up past 90 km/h and ends up smashing the final arch. Darris posts the best run so far, getting through all the arches with no problem, although Darris reveals afterwards that, in 2010, his brother was charged with (and convicted of) second-degree murder for running down a man with his truck in a parking lot. Brittany is next and Andrew needs to remind her that the intended lesson of the challenge is "look where you want to go" instead of "look where you're going," which she remembers until she smashes the last two arches, knocking out the passenger side headlight. Brandon initially doesn't want to drive, but because he's the only driver in his family, driving is paramount; he also gets through all the arches with no problem. Despite having the best run of the day other than Darris, the stress of the challenge causes Brandon to suffer a full-blown panic attack. Alexis is the final driver of the day and her extremely pessimistic outlook to the challenge makes Andrew concerned that there may be deeper issues at work with her than just a lack of driving skill. Her pessimism proves well-founded as, like Descyara and Brandon before her, she also speeds up to 90 km/h and smashes every other arch, in turn causing Andrew to informally predict that Alexis might be Canada's Worst Driver, after which Andrew rips off the Mustang's front bumper, leaving Alexis completely despondent.
Best Performer: Brandon and Darris were the only two people who passed this challenge, but Brandon doing slightly better.
Worst Performer: Alexis did the worst, speeding up to 90 km/h and hitting every other arch.
In deliberation, Darris is the only driver who wants to graduate, but the experts all agree it would be a disservice if Darris graduated, citing his history of violence and road rage and the fact he has an assault charge pending at home convinces them that, as superior as his technical skills, they would be of absolutely no help if he got into an accident through road rage or, worse, suffer the same fate as his brother. At what would have been the graduation ceremony, Andrew bluntly informs Darris that, despite performing the best this episode, his pending assault charge and history of violence and road rage has prevented him from graduating, so therefore, for only the second time in the show's history (the first being Canada's Worst Driver 6, in which Scott Schurink was expelled after his nominator, Danny Bridgman, cancelled his shared insurance), no one graduates in the second episode.