Put It in Park - It's Safer to Just Stay Home! CANADA'S WORST DRIVER Hits the
Road in Its Season 5 Premiere, Oct. 26 on Discovery Channel

    - Series launch coincides with new Ontario Ministry of Transportation law
    banning the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving -

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - On October 26, it's probably best to leave your car in the driveway and just stay home. Why? With a whole new gang of motor-challenged participants, Discovery Channel revs up a brand new season of CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, premiering Monday, October 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series launch coincides with the new Ontario Ministry of Transportation law banning the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving, which takes effect the same day. Research demonstrates a correlation between the use of such hand-held devices (dialing, texting or emailing) and a dramatically increased risk of being involved in a crash or a heart-pounding near-miss. A similar ban is already in place in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Nova Scotia; while Manitoba and Saskatchewan are considering similar measures to decrease driver distraction.

But distracted driving is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to CANADA'S WORST DRIVER 5's problem drivers. Featuring a punk rocker and a Roman Catholic priest among this season's participants, the hit series features dangerous drivers on the road to rehabilitation. Eight disastrous drivers from across the country - each nominated by a friend, family member or colleague - are put through their paces in a controlled driving environment and evaluated by a panel of driving experts. Can their bad behind-the-wheel behaviours be curbed with expert coaching and a little cajoling? Watch as week by week, one driver will earn the right to return to the open highway, until there is only one unlucky driver left at the side of the road, owning the dubious title of Canada's Worst Driver.

To view the complete release, please click here (http://www.ctvmedia.ca/discovery/).

SOURCE Discovery

For further information: For further information: For more information, including photography, screeners or interview requests, contact: Jodi Cook, Discovery Channel, (416) 384-4603 or jodi.cook@ctv.ca; Shannon Hall, Discovery Channel, (416) 384-5903 or shannon.hall@ctv.ca

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