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Winter Tires Can Save Your Life

November 12th, 2014|0 Comments

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 have to worry about navigating deep snow, black ice, slippery bridge decks and icy intersections among many other hazards. In regions with heavy snowfall and prolonged low temperatures, having a set of winter tires installed may be the difference between driving around safely or spinning [...]

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

October 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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 becomes challenged. Our attention (a necessity for driving) also diminishes, as does the ability to search and scan. Vision is also compromised. We're less able to see things at far distances, such as what's happening up the road, and less able to focus on near [...]

Having a Designated Driver Will Save Lives

October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

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 that the designated driver is the one who has had the least amount of alcohol to drink. Just because a person had less to drink, that does not mean they are sober enough to drive. Plan how everyone is going to get to and from [...]

Listening to Loud Music While Driving

September 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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 and maintain certain moods which in turn can impact driving behavior. According to a new study from Ben-Gurion University, teenage novice drivers listening to their preferred music while driving commit a greater number of errors and miscalculations. The study also found that the decibel rate [...]

Learning Defensive Driving

September 9th, 2014|0 Comments

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 not too tired or stressed to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. For example, if you haven’t had a meal in over 20 hours or if you are sleep deprived, simply do not get into the car. Risking your life is not worth it! [...]

What to Do After a Car Accident

August 19th, 2014|0 Comments

After an accident occurs, making sure no one is hurt should be first and foremost on any young driver's mind. But thinking clearly and remembering what to do after a wreck in dealing with the other driver, the police and the insurance company can make a big difference in the amount of money you might pay to repair the damage. Here's what you need to know about how to deal with accidents and how and when to put the wheels in motion with the insurance claim. - Keep documents handy. Make sure there's a current proof of insurance identification card [...]

Driving Abroad

August 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Those who are planning to take a road trip vacation should perform essential car maintenance checks, such as oil, cooling fluid and tire pressure. Drivers should also familiarize themselves with the driving rules and the road conditions of the countries they plan to visit. Below is a short guideline we have put together to help drivers who will be going on road trips this summer. Keep the tips below in mind and you will encounter an enjoyable and safe journey: - Drivers should be aware of some of the hazards that can affect driving in the summer months. High temperatures [...]

Driving with Friends

July 17th, 2014|0 Comments

While learning how to drive, teens must take two tests, one written and one behind the wheel. This also means they need to take two different classes before they take each test. Teens should listen in these classes and be mature. The first step to being safe is to be taught correctly. You should become more responsible and actually pay attention to what is going on in class. While learning how to drive, learn how to become a good defensive driver. Once you learn how to drive correctly, your knowledge will never leave you. One thing that teens tend to [...]

Don’t Become a Statistic – Wear your Seatbelt

July 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Nothing is worse than hearing about the death of people who didn’t wear their seat belts, especially when it is revealed later that they would have survived if only they had buckled up. The seat belt was not designed as a car decoration, or to be selectively worn on highways or mountainous roads. The seatbelt was designed to be worn everywhere and at all times because we are never able to pick and choose when we crash. Most people take the seat belt for granted. We like to remind our pupils that no one is invincible in a car accident; [...]

Traffic Sign and Road Marking Knowledge Improves Driving

June 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Learning how to operate a car does not necessarily make you a good driver, your safety is also determined by how attentive you are on the road. This is why it is of utmost importance that you are able to understand the meaning of all traffic signs and make correct use of them. Traffic signs and road markings play a huge part in the observation, awareness, planning and execution of safe driving. The majority of traffic signs are intuitive; some signs are confusingly similar and could mean very different things. When you instantly know what traffic signs mean, you can [...]