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Mike Fisher’s Driving School – Serving Cobourg, Port Hope and Peterborough

Our Superior Instruction Creates Superior Drivers – Driver Training and Driving School – Cobourg, Peterborough and Port Hope Ontario

Become A Superior Driver

Become a Superior Driver! Our superior driver training techniques produce drivers that are superior to those people trained using normal methods.

Our classroom driver education instruction is a four day course over 8 segments that combines lecture format, audio visual presentation and student participation in an entertaining and engaging environment. This helps to maximize each students ability to retain the driver training information presented. This is dovetailed with vehicular based driver training that allows the student to practice the theory and develop the coordination needed to be a solid driver. All training, both in-class and in-car is totally safety first oriented. Make Me A Superior Driver!

Anyone Can Learn To Drive – Even You – Driving School and Driver Training Serving Peterborough, Port Hope and Cobourg Ontario

Anyone Can Learn To Drive

No matter what your age or background, anybody can learn to drive.

We have simple step by step concepts and techniques that make the process of driving so simple that anyone can do it. Do you get anxious when turning at large multi-lane intersections? We have a solution for that! Does Parallel Parking intimidate you? We have a solution for that! Are you worried about blind spots when setting your mirrors? We have a solution for that as well! Teach Me To Drive Now!

Learn Our Simple Driving Methods – While Driving in Northumberland and Peterborough Counties, Ontario

Learn Our Simple Driving Methods

We have many simple techniques to make driving easier. No matter what the driving situation, we will show you simple ways to visualize and execute complex driving procedures. When you learn and master our unique driving methods, you are assured of success, not only in passing your tests, but in becoming a best in class driver. Our graduates have exceptionally low accident rates.

Our focus is safety, first and foremost. But on top of that, we have a large grab-bag of easy to follow driving rules to help you be one of the best drivers on the road right from the outset. From the safest way to position your car in multi-lane left hand turn situations, to the nemesis of all student drivers, Parallel Parking, we can show you ways that allow you to execute any difficult driving situation correctly, 100 percent of the time. Teach Me The Easy Way To Drive!

Master Safe Driving Techniques – Driving School for Class G Drivers in Port Hope, Peterborough and Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

We are located at 930 Burnham St., Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 2X9, CA

Master Safe Driving Techniques

Learn and Master Safe Driving Techniques During Our In-Class and In Car Driver Training. When you Learn to Drive with us, you will learn “situational awareness” which is a key ability to allow you to anticipate other drivers mistakes, thereby avoiding accidents.

Our 4 days of classroom training focuses on rules of the road, car positioning in various driving scenarios, and everyday defensive driving techniques that keep you driving safely for a lifetime. Your registration fees also includes 10 hours of one-on-one in-vehicle driver training with an expert instructor dedicated to improving your specific driving issues. We use situational awareness scenarios to help you learn to anticipate the mistakes of other drivers and therefore avoid accidents. Make Me A Safe Driver!

Unrivaled Driving Test Success Rates – For Driver Education in Peterborough, Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario

Unrivaled Driving Test Success

Our Students enjoy unrivaled success rates at all levels of driving testing when compared to other schools in the Cobourg, Port Hope and Peterborough areas.

Our students have consistently managed to pass their G1 and G2 exit road tests on the first attempt. Currently our cumulative score is exceptionally high. That means that only a small percentage of our students do not succeed on their first attempt, but almost all of our students succeed by the second attempt. This is almost unprecedented in the driver training industry. Some of our classes have had a 100% success rate. I Want To Pass On My First Try!

Enjoy Driving Freedom For A Lifetime – Never Take Transit Again – Mike Fisher’s Driving School – Serving Cobourg, Port Hope and Peterborough

Enjoy Driving Freedom For A Lifetime

Learn to Drive and Enjoy Driving Freedom for a Lifetime. You will never have to take public transit, or be dependent on other people again.

We have a superior training program that is ideal to jumpstart your lifetime of driving. Save the wear and tear on your shoes, and never take public transit again! This MTO (Ministry of Transportation of Ontario) approved class G driving course (G1, G2, and Full Class G) is wrapped around a series of techniques to make driving simple and easy for everyone. Sign Me Up Now!

“2021 Driving School Gold Winner of the Peterborough Community Votes Campaign”


Formerly Operated as Northumberland Driving School

Proud to Be Locally Owned and Operated


Our Award Winning Driver Training Curriculum:

We are based in Cobourg Ontario and provide a Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) approved Beginner Driver Education Program, that exceeds MTO requirements.

Our program provides 20 hours of extensive in-class driver education, 10 hours of driver training workbook question and answer sessions, and a minimum of 10 hours in-car driving instruction.

We have a low stress, no nonsense approach to educating new drivers. It is both informative, and interesting. Class participation in our driver training process is a key reason for our students’ overall success.

Drivers have the option of attending our entire 40-hour program, or taking private lessons.

We provide support throughout the MTO’s graduated licensing process, including road tests.

Qualifying students also have the option of using our vehicles for their road tests. (Contact us to book a car for your road test.)

We are proud to have maintained a near perfect first time attempt passing rate on road tests by our students.

Our +25 years of teaching experience in Health and Safety and Driver Training fields, enables us to teach more than just road test preparedness and the rules of the road. Safety aspects are highlighted throughout the entire program, ensuring students have a high level of competence in hazardous, as well as ordinary day to day driving situations.

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2022 Northumberland News Readers Choice Diamond Award For Driving Schools

Mike Fishers Driving School Wins the 2022 Northumberland News Readers Choice Diamond Award For Driving Schools.

Mike Fishers Driving School Wins the 2022 Northumberland News Readers Choice Diamond Award For Driving Schools.


2020, 2021, 2022 – Peterborough votes Gold Award Best Driving School.

Mike Fishers Driving School Wins the 2022 Peterborough Community Votes Award For Driving Schools.


2021 – Peterborough votes Gold Award Best Driving School.

Mike Fisher’s Driving School Wins Peterborough Votes Driving School Gold Award for 2021.


Mike Fisher's driving school provides support for driving school students through all phases of the Ontario Class G graduated licencing program.

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We provide support for driving school students through all phases of the Ontario Class G graduated licencing program.
We also help new immigrants qualify for an Ontario Licence, and we help senior drivers re-qualify for their driving licence.

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Mike Fisher Best Teacher 2023

Mike Fisher voted best teacher in 2023 Northumberland Sprit Awards.


2023 – Peterborough votes Platinum Award Best Driving School.

2023 Peterborough Community Votes Platinum Award to Mike Fisher's Driving School

2023 Peterborough Community Votes Platinum Award to Mike Fisher’s Driving School




In-Class Training

In-Class Training

The classroom instruction in our Cobourg training location uses a combination of audio/visual as well as interactive question and answer techniques. There are several class exercises to allow students the opportunity to learn information in a more tactile way. We do more than just focus on driving know-how and road safety. Our courses also delve into overviews of how vehicles work and minor maintenance issues that any driver should be able to do.

Private In-Car Lessons

Private In-Car Lessons

All students are given behind the wheel road experience driving in the Cobourg and surrounding areas. This is done exclusively with one-on-one sessions where only the driving instructor and the student driver are in the vehicle. This standard practice allows the instructor to totally focus on the needs of one student driver at a time and to adapt accordingly. This results in students being able to concentrate on perfecting only those driving skills that they have not mastered yet, thus saving time, and improving training quality.

Pre-Test Driving Instruction

Pre-Test Driving Instruction

All of our students, as part of their driver training, will undergo two to three informal road tests with their instructor prior to taking their MTO road test. This is just one of the extras that we perform to help our students achieve the exceptionally high "first attempt" class G driving test pass rates that we are so proud of.