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Summer Driving Hazards Every New Driver Should Know About

August 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Summer Driving Hazards Every New Driver Should Know About

Now that the roads are clear from the wet and slippery conditions of winter, you may think that getting behind the wheel is a breeze. Just because the weather is more pleasant, doesn’t mean the summer isn’t full of its own particular driving hazards. It’s important for new drivers especially to be aware of the kinds of dangers they may face on the road this summer. Here are some of the most common summer driving hazards so you can be totally prepared behind the wheel this season. Increased Construction The favourable weather conditions of the summer make it the ideal [...]

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Silly Mistakes That Can Make You Fail Your Driver’s Test

July 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Silly Mistakes That Can Make You Fail Your Driver’s Test

You’ve been practicing behind the wheel for months and finally the big day comes and you choke during your driver’s test. Sometimes nerves can get the best of new drivers and they can forget all the skills they’ve learned during the big test. Many drivers have to attempt their test several times before they finally pass. Here are a few of the silly mistakes you can make during your driver’s test that can cost you your licence. Incomplete Stops One of the biggest mistakes new drivers make during their test is making incomplete stops. A rolling stop is an indication [...]

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The Danger of Driving While Drowsy

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on The Danger of Driving While Drowsy

If you’re driving to work on a Monday morning or heading out on a cross-country road trip, you may experience fatigue behind the wheel. Driving while drowsy may not seem as dangerous as drinking while driving or texting, it’s still a serious cause of accidents and fatalities on the road. In fact, studies have shown that lack of sleep was the cause of over 5000 fatal car crashes in the US in 2005 alone. Here is some more information about driving while drowsy from the team of professional instructors at Ambitious Drivers. Drowsy Versus Impaired Driving While there are a [...]

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How To Stay Calm During Your Driving Test

June 13th, 2017|Comments Off on How To Stay Calm During Your Driving Test

Taking a test can be stressful, especially your driving test. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in this situation—most new drivers experience some level of anxiety before taking their driving exam. With the right preparation, your driving test can be a simple and rewarding experience. Here are some tips and tricks for overcoming your anxiety before a deriving exam from the experienced instructors at Ambitious Drivers. Think of It as Going for a Drive, Not a Test You may have negative associations with the words “test” or “exam” that can trigger your nerves. Rather than thinking about [...]

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What to Do in Case of a Car Accident

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on What to Do in Case of a Car Accident

There is always the risk of getting into an accident while driving. Driving carefully will reduce the likelihood of getting into an accident but even the most cautious drivers can experience trouble on the road. What should you do if you find yourself in a car accident? The most important thing, which can often be the most difficult during these stressful situations, is to remain calm. Here are the steps you should follow immediately after you get into an accident on the road. Step 1: Stop If you drive away after getting involved in an accident, you could be subject [...]

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How to Get Comfortable Driving on the Highway

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Get Comfortable Driving on the Highway

One of the most common fears that new drivers have is driving on the highway. Faster, long-distance highway driving can be intimidating, especially if you’re still getting comfortable behind the wheel. At Ambitious Drivers, we’re dedicated to helping our students become confident in a variety of driving scenarios, including highway driving. Here are some tips and suggestions for getting comfortable driving on the highway from the team of experts at Ambitious Drivers. Bring Along a Passenger It’s a good idea to take along an experienced driver on your first few trips on the highway as reassurance. They can advise you [...]

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Common Mistakes New Drivers Make

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Common Mistakes New Drivers Make

Being a new driver can be intimidating. Getting on the road for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you’re driving on a busy road or alongside aggressive drivers. At Ambitious Drivers, we are dedicated to teaching you all the skills you need to make sure you feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by new drivers so you know what behaviour to avoid once you get out on the road. Getting Distracted Maintaining focus is one of the important things for any driver to remember. If you’re [...]

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How to Prepare Your Car For Spring

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Car For Spring

With spring just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about getting you vehicle ready for the new season. Melting snow and warm temperatures mean new driving conditions for your car, and it’s important to make sure that you car is prepared for this seasonal shift. Harsh winter weather can take its toll on your vehicle, so spring is a good time to have it tuned up to prevent any accidents on the road. Here are just a few of the ways that you can prepare your car from spring from the driving experts at Ambitious Drivers. Check [...]

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The Importance of Winter Tires

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on The Importance of Winter Tires

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at the importance of safe driving techniques during the winter. Making sure your vehicle is properly outfitted for the season is as important as safe winter driving practices. One of the best ways to ensure that your car is ready for winter is to have winter tires installed. Many new drivers underestimate the importance of winter tires, but they can go a long way to keeping you safe and secure on icy and snowy roads. Here is some more information about the importance of winter tires from the driving experts at Ambitious Drivers. Uncompromising [...]

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How to Drive Safely in the Winter

January 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on How to Drive Safely in the Winter

Driving on icy roads and piles of snow can be dangerous—even for motorists with years of driving experience. But as long as you take the necessary precautions, you don’t have to worry about involuntary sliding. Here are some highly recommended winter driving tips to avoid motor accidents: Avoid driving. Funny and fairly obvious, yes—but effective. If the weather is looking rather frightening and you’re not comfortable driving, then stay home and avoid risking your safety and that of other motorists. It’s that simple. Don’t accelerate. When driving in bad weather conditions, you have to be patient. The quicker you accept [...]