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Teen drivers and crashes too common

May 21, 2017 Richard 0

A few years ago, the Ottawa-based Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) conducted a study that showed teen drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of serious crashes.  Driver training may be a provincial issue, but […]

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10 tips for safe driving

April 16, 2017 Richard 0

10 tips for safe driving 1 – Expect the unexpected Processing all the visual information around us on the road and prioritizing it, is the answer to safe driving. We must be able to ask […]

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Pets and airbags do not mix

April 3, 2017 Richard 0

Every time I see someone driving down the road with a pet in their lap, I cringe. Obviously these people have no idea of the catastrophic results of an airbag deployment. The dog they so […]

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Contact Patch

March 25, 2017 Richard 0

Wheeled vehicles get their grip or traction or grip from that point where the tires touch the road. Whether there are two, four or 18 wheels, the available grip is determined by those points, contact […]

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Hands on the Wheel

March 8, 2017 Richard 0

  You can tell a lot about drivers by the where they place their hands on the steering wheel. There is the classic nine and three – with subtle variations ranging from ten and two […]