Omni Driver Development Inc is owned and operated by Dave Patton. Dave drove dump trucks in 1981 as summer job, and, over time, kept upgrading his license and improving his skills. After several years as a long-haul truck driver, he joined the Driver Mentor Program and took new truck drivers right out of driving school and showed them the realities of life and work on the road. Dave later took a position with the Nova Scotia Truck Driving School in Debert, Nova Scotia, and took advantage of the opportunity to forward his career as a driving instructor.
After two years in Debert, Dave moved to the South Shore of Nova Scotia and worked as a Safety and Compliance Officer for an employment agency. He hired truck drivers for several companies.
During this period he studied and trained to certify himself as an instructor for the Defensive Driving course , and the Professional Driver Improvement Course. Dave then started his own business teaching Driver’s Education. He now contracts to Croziers Defensive Driving School. Dave also performs pre-employment driver evaluations.
For the last 13 years Dave has trained students in the Canada Safety Council’s “Gearing Up” program, which is Canada’s only nationally recognized motorcycle training program. He now offers this program through Omni Driver Development Inc. Recently Omni has added Instructor Development Course for Defensive Driving Instructors as well as ATV and UTV training to it's roster of training programs. Through Dave's invovlvement with the Canada Safety Council he was award a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to road safety in Canada,