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How to recover from a skid

January 18, 2019 Richard 0

One of the principal causes of crashes is how the driver reacts to dropping a wheel or two off the road. This is most often caused by inexperience, weariness or inattention — or a combination […]

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Your body clock is plotting against you

January 15, 2019 Richard 0

Most drivers are not aware that an internal mechanism is secretly plotting to create problems. The problem is our circadian rhythm, a pattern of activity that occurs on a 24-hour cycle within virtually every living creature. This […]

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Eyes key to safe driving

January 13, 2019 Richard 0

We have all heard about, seen or perhaps experienced multi-vehicle crashes on heavily-travelled freeways in low visibility conditions It all starts with reduced visibility, whether due to fog, blowing snow, smoke or other factors. But, […]

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How do you hold the steering wheel?

January 11, 2019 Richard 0

Whether around dangerous machinery or someone of the opposite sex, you should always be careful where you place your hands. Add driving to that list. I have always found that you can tell a lot […]

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Bad roads? Slow down.

January 4, 2019 Richard 0

For most drivers, their worst fear when it comes to driving in winter is losing control. The results can range from embarrassment to devastation.  Let’s take a look at what can happen, and what you can do […]

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School is in, be smart

January 1, 2019 Richard 0

School’s back in session after the holiday break, and that brings a new set of challenges for drivers as they try to cope with winter conditions. It’s amazing how many drivers fail to take into […]

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Why you need four winter tires

December 29, 2018 Richard 0

No, they are not trying to rip you off! I’ve heard it too many times to ignore. “You don’t need four winter tires. Dealers are just trying to rip me off,” or something to that […]

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Are you ready for winter?

December 28, 2018 Richard 0

  The first snowfall usually results in a major traffic tie-up as drivers cope with the new conditions for the first time in months. For some, the first time ever! The problem is compounded as […]

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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 […]