Episode name: Episode 2
Airdate: Oct 31, 2016
Episode overview: Andrew explains the much more stringent driving testing regulations and the resulting much lower per capita vehicular accident rate in the United Kingdom compared to Canada. These differences provide the bases for the first three challenges facing the nominees. The first and third are annual challenges: riding the rails (which tests if the drivers know where their wheels are when they are driving), and the shoulder check (where the drivers are required to do both right and left should checks while driving at least 70kph to know which is the safe lane in which to merge). The second is a variation on a regular challenge, where drivers are pitted head-to-head to complete a long curving reverse course, the winner in the head to head not necessarily the first to complete the course, but the first to complete the course without hitting anything, the ot hitting part which some drivers do not understand. Before the second and third challenges, Tim provides lessons in the basics of reversing and Philippe provides lessons in the basics of shoulder checking respectively, the latter including the concept of a blind spot which some drivers either did not ever know or understand. Beyond he successful completion of challenges, the panel deliberation focuses solely on who they feel would be the safest person on public roads in deciding who to graduate, which largely takes into consideration attitude. Especially with the aggressive and/or reckless drivers, Andrew and the panel hope that Mike will provide an example of what recklessness on the road can and has led to. They also contemplate a first in twelve seasons: keeping all the nominees at the Centre over the entire course of the season.
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