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Handy Tips for Road Trips!

February 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Handy Tips for Road Trips!

Everybody loves road trips. People piling in the car together, getting all physically close, listening to the same music, and taking hours to get some place … oh wait, that sounds potentially awful. Road trips can be a fond memory that lasts a lifetime, or a terrible experience that ruins friendships and causes family trauma. Here are some handy tips to keep your road trip as drama-free and painless as possible. Have Food / Water Nothing shortens tempers faster than lack of food and water – and those who are in a hurry are not going to want to stop [...]

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7 Tips to Keep Your Friends Off the Road

February 9th, 2016|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Keep Your Friends Off the Road

We all know that drinking and driving is bad news. But what do you do when someone you care about is about to get in the car and you know they are not in a fit state to drive? Telling someone not to drive can be a tricky thing. People get sensitive about their judgement and may even get aggressive. You know that you are doing the right thing by preventing them from getting in the car, but how to do that when they are unwilling to listen to you? 1) Be nonjudgmental and non-confrontational. This is not the moment [...]

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How to Drive Safely During Winter Conditions

January 21st, 2016|Comments Off on How to Drive Safely During Winter Conditions

Taking a long drive on a sunny afternoon can be a relaxing adventure. However, driving in extreme conditions, particularly in winter weather, can be stressful and frightening. Understanding some basic principles about how to avoid some of the biggest pitfalls in winter driving can make the difference between a safe trip and an unnecessary tragedy. Never warm up your car in an enclosed space. If you're starting the car in sub-freezing temperatures, it can be tempting to let the car warm up so that you can slide into the driver's seat and turn on the heat right away. However, if [...]

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Tips on Driving During Rainy Conditions – Part 1

December 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Tips on Driving During Rainy Conditions – Part 1

Driving through windy and rainy conditions can be a serious test for even the most experienced and qualified driver. Essentially, it requires that the individual adopts a much more 'defensive' approach while on the roads. This is because potential hazards are more than just the other vehicles sharing the roads, but also the rainfall that can cause slippery conditions, poor visibility and significantly reduced braking speeds to name just a few. In this two part blog series, we'll take a look at the main points that need to be highlighted when driving specifically in rainy conditions, and how they help [...]

It’s Important to Keep Your Cool on the Road

December 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on It’s Important to Keep Your Cool on the Road

The truth of the matter is that ‘road rage’-related accidents, i.e. accidents caused by aggressive or intentionally careless driving, account for more than half of driving accident fatalities. Aggressive driving qualifies as anything from tailgating, to racing, to failing to observe road signs and regulations, to seeking confrontation with other drivers.  It’s important to keep a clear head on the road, because given enough emotional turmoil, driving angry can be just as bad as driving drunk. Speeding If you are ever speeding, that is one of the times where it is most easy to lose control of your vehicle.  Whether [...]

The Statistics of Using Your Phone While Driving

November 4th, 2015|Comments Off on The Statistics of Using Your Phone While Driving

Here at ambitious drivers, we don’t just teach what you should do while driving, we also teach what you should not do. Part of being a great driver is doing the right things to keep yourself and everyone else on the road safe. You might be tempted to use your phone when behind the wheel, but make sure you read the statistics of using your phone while driving before you do. First, know that it is illegal The fines are going to vary depending on which province you are in, but you should know that it is in fact against [...]

Great Driving Tips for Young Drivers

October 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Great Driving Tips for Young Drivers

So you’ve passed all of your tests, gotten your license, and are ready to get out on the road. Now what? Driving is more than just getting your license and getting behind the wheel. Nobody has it harder than young drivers, either. Not only do you have to navigate the rules of the road for the first time, learn to adjust to other drivers, and get over any nerves that might be in the way, you also have to do so usually under the scrutiny of your parents and the law. Here are some great driving tips for young drivers [...]

How to Change Your Driving Style for Winter

October 7th, 2015|Comments Off on How to Change Your Driving Style for Winter

The number of road accidents tends to go up during winter. This is because some drivers are overconfident in their driving abilities in snowy conditions while others are totally unprepared for it. Whether you are an accomplished driver or one who has just cleared driving courses, you must change your driving style during these cold months. Here are some tips on how to do just that. Get Your Car Properly Equipped Before you leave for a snowy trip, there are basic checks that you must carry out during winter to ensure that you are leaving your home with a properly [...]

The Different Types of Courses That We Offer

September 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on The Different Types of Courses That We Offer

Taking a driver’s test can be very stressful, and on top of that there is so much that you need to learn before you even get a chance to take it that sometimes it can seem impossible. We are here to help you every step of the way so that you can pass with flying colors. Not only do we have the best instructors around, but we also offer flexible courses to fit your busy schedule. The different types of courses that we offer are: Our standard course Our standard course is taken by people who have who have enough [...]

How to parallel park on your driver’s test

September 8th, 2015|Comments Off on How to parallel park on your driver’s test

A driver’s test can be extremely stressful for the person sitting in the driver’s seat. This is going to make the difference between getting your license or having to rely on everyone else for rides for a long time. Nobody wants to fail, so making sure that you are completely prepared is the only way to assure that you pass. Parking may be one of the most difficult parts of the test, especially when you have to parallel park on a busy road. Here is how to parallel park on your driver’s test, and go home as a newly licensed [...]