Peter­bor­ough area woman in the run­ning for Canada’s Worst Driver

The Peterborough Examiner - - News - EX­AM­INER STAFF

A Peter­bor­ough woman is one of eight Cana­dian driv­ers that will be in the spot­light for the 14th sea­son of the Canada’s Worst Driver re­al­ity series on the Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel.

Desc­yara (Descy) McMurray, 28, a mother of two who works in the Have­lock area and pre­vi­ously lived in the Trent River area, was nom­i­nated by fam­ily and friends af­ter get­ting into six col­li­sions in just over one year.

“(She) is a ter­ror on the roads — she is a skilled driver who pushes the en­ve­lope so hard that safety and con­se­quences go out the win­dow,” a re­lease from the show states.

“Er­ratic and reck­less be­hind the wheel, she’s been in six ac­ci­dents in just over a year and has a metal rod in her arm as a re­sult of one of the crashes.

“She’s fully aware that she’s putting her young pas­sen­gers at risk, which is why all of her ac­ci­dents hap­pen when she’s alone.”

McMurray has never had driver’s train­ing and was com­pletely self-taught.

In the series, which de­buts Oct. 29, McMurray and her fel­low par­tic­i­pants had their keys and li­cences sym­bol­i­cally stripped from them and were sent to a two-week ses­sion of driv­ing chal­lenges to test their driv­ing skill and knowl­edge and then given tips by a panel of ex­perts.

Each episode presents three chal­lenges. Start­ing at the end of the sea­son’s sec­ond episode, the ex­perts eval­u­ate how each has done and “grad­u­ates” one per­son per episode.

At the end of the two weeks on the sea­son’s fi­nale where three driv­ers re­main, each were sub­jected to an on-road test through a busy down­town city si­t­u­a­tion. One of them will then be crowned Canada’s Worst Driver.

The show is writ­ten and hosted by An­drew Younghus­band, a pro­fes­sional ac­tor and writer orig­i­nally from St. John’s, N.L. who re­cently set­tled in Toronto.

DIS­COV­ERY CHAN­NEL PHOTO

Desc­yara (Descy) McMurray

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