What to Do When a Tire Bursts

Unless you hear the tire burst, the first sign of a blowout will be that your car suddenly pulls hard to one side. Your instinct will be to slam on the brakes, but don’t. Sudden braking is the single worst thing that you can do if a tire blows out. Breaking will only exacerbate the.. read more →

The Dangers of Road Rage

  The term road rage refers to an extreme form of aggressive driving that has been identified as a risk factor for motor vehicle accidents. Road rage behaviours include repeated horn honking, red-light running, tailgating, headlight flashing, excessive breaking, verbal abuse, lewd gestures directed at another motorist, purposefully cutting off another driver and even exiting.. read more →

How to Check a Car’s Engine Oil Level

  Check your engine oil regularly, as driving with very low oil level can cause engine problems. Remember – taking the time to do some basic maintenance tests on your vehicle will reduce your driving costs in the long run. Here are a few handy tips on how to change a car’s engine oil: Park your vehicle.. read more →

Parents’ Driving Behaviors are Mirrored by Their Kids

A study published last year surveyed thousands of Canadian high school and middle school students who overwhelmingly said their parents are or will be the biggest influence on how they drive. It is critically important that parents set the example they wish their children to follow. If teenagers see their parents talk on a cell.. read more →

Prepare for the Rigors of Winter Driving

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, late fall is the perfect time to get your car tuned up for the winter months. Ambitious Drivers recommends that motorists – or their mechanics – thoroughly inspect and update the following vehicle components in preparation for winter. Following these tips will help prepare you and your.. read more →

Winter Tires Can Save Your Life

Winter driving can offer virtually all the unpleasantness that a novice driver can imagine. Although you may think that brushing snow off a car parked outside in freezing weather may be the worst thing that could happen to you, it is actually the least of your troubles. The way our Canadian climate works, you will.. read more →

Tips for Senior Drivers – Watch for Signs that You Should Stop Driving

We all age at different rates, but decline is inevitable, and there is no question it affects our ability to drive. After the age of 65 our reaction time slows, making it harder to multi-task, which is an important requirement for driving. We’re slower at retrieving and processing information and our spatial and visual-motor integration.. read more →

Having a Designated Driver Will Save Lives

If you are going out drinking with your friends, the first thing you should decide on is who will be the designated driver. A designated driver is a driver who abstains totally from the consumption of alcohol at a social event so that they may drive their friends home safely afterward. Some people mistakenly assume.. read more →

Listening to Loud Music While Driving

Music can be a stimulant, a relaxant and an attention provoker for the novice teenage driver. Studies show that the music a driver chooses to listen to can have an impact on both their physiological state and driving performance. Depending on the person and their driving capability and experience, certain types of music can induce.. read more →

Learning Defensive Driving

Planning and preparing before you begin driving is extremely important. Defensive driving begins with making sure your vehicle is in safe running order. Before going on the road, check the lights, fluids, belts and tire conditions to make sure that the vehicle is safe. On a personal level, check yourself to make sure you are.. read more →