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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 [...]

Driving a Manual Car

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Driving a car with a manual transmission is quite different from driving an automatic one. In a sense, when you drive a manual car, you have more control. You get to decide when to shift gears instead of letting the car decide for you. Once you have decided, you have a third extra pedal (the clutch) that moves a lever to pull apart enmeshed gears, and then puts the gears back into the mesh. In an automatic car, the gear change happens automatically. New car sales also reflect the trend toward automatic transmissions but what are the main benefits of [...]

Teenage Driving

May 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Teenagers generally have all the physical traits and qualities to be good drivers. Their sight and hearing is sharp and their reflexes are quick and efficient. Yet despite the advantage of having these physical traits, statistics still show that teenagers are eight times more likely to get into an automobile accident than drivers who have more experience. We believe the reason to this high rate of accidents is due to a lack of guidance when the students are gathering the experience that enables them to cope with the unexpected and unfamiliar situations they will eventually encounter. Students need to be [...]

How to Overcome Driving Test Jitters

April 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Some people are brilliant at things until it comes to taking tests. The nerves and pressure often get the best of them and they lose their calmness and control. Passing the driving test is often as much about confidence and a relaxed and focused approach as anything else, and the ability to cope with stress is an increasingly important attribute for all drivers. Those preparing for their driving test, need to remember that failing it does not necessarily make them bad drivers, because it is just as likely to mean they are simply stressed. Here are 10 ways to overcome [...]

A Good Driving Record and Insurance Premiums

April 9th, 2014|0 Comments

What is the difference between a bad driving record and a good one? As much as several thousand dollars a year or more in auto insurance payments! A good driving record can mean a difference of thousands of dollars a year on auto insurance. If you are a good driver with no violations or accidents, chances are the insurance company will be willing to give you a good annual insurance premium. If over the years you are able to maintain your impressive record, your insurance premium is likely to go down. The exact opposite occurs for drivers who have poor [...]

Myths of Drinking and Driving

March 20th, 2014|0 Comments

When we consume alcohol our central nervous system, which normally warns us of potential dangers, begins to relax. The more alcohol is consumed, the less likely a driver will be able to respond to dangers, especially when driving. Alcohol dulls the very skills and coordination needed to drive safely. Myth #1: "Coffee will sober me up!" Only time can rid your body of alcohol. The caffeine in coffee will help you feel less drowsy but that does not mean you are more alert and able to drive. The same goes for fresh air, a loud radio, or cold water. Nothing [...]

Ambitious Drivers Promotes Road Safety

March 5th, 2014|0 Comments

As part of our commitment to promote safe driving practices, Ambitious Drivers provides specialized courses like defensive driving, incident avoidance and other complementary activities that promote progressive driver development. In the last few years, Ambitious Drivers has witnessed exponential growth and today boasts an impressive fleet of training cars backed by professional and well trained team of driving instructors. Our trustworthy and approachable team of professional instructors work hard to instil and improve the fundamental skills of every student that enrols in our school. We are not simply a driving school - we are also an institution that emphasizes life [...]

Avoid Dangerous Distractions When Driving

February 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The danger of drinking while driving is well documented, if not always well heeded. Today's drivers however are functioning under the influence of a host of distractions, and they too can prove deadly. All of the efforts of car manufacturers to make today's cars safer are diluted by irresponsible drivers who do not think that maneuvering a heavy vehicle at lethal speed deserves their undivided attention. Consider, for instance, what now passes for everyday behavior among numerous drivers - activities such as eating or drinking, grooming, applying makeup, texting and speaking on the phone while maneuvering and operating a vehicle [...]

The Dangers of Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

February 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

At Ambitious Drivers we are part of the nation-wide campaign to combat drunk driving and underage drinking. All our students are educated on how to become responsible community members and are duly warned about the serious consequences of impaired driving. Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. The media recounts countless of stories of people who are fatally injured or killed due to alcohol related crashes and yet impaired driving offenses continue to occur. Despite years of public service announcements about the dangers of driving drunk and active educational programs advocating for sober driving, everyday [...]