Canadian Driving Laws That Make You Think
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Canadian Driving Laws That Make You Think

There is no law that requires slow drivers to get out of the way if they are travelling slower than you in Ontario. Flashing high beams as a signal to have slower drivers move out of the way can actually create a traffic hazard. “You might be confusing them or you might be pissing them […]

Drive Safe This Winter
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Drive Safe This Winter

SAFE DRIVING TIPS Turn off your phone before you drive. Park your vehicle before texting or calling someone. Ask passengers in the vehicle to answer calls, read or write texts for you while you drive. Download one of these safe driving apps: OneTap – This free app uses GPS to detect when you’re in a […]

Driving this winter?
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Driving this winter?

Any travel during winter months is risky. Storms come out of nowhere, roads become icy quickly and inexperienced drivers take unwise risks. Be prepared to stay safe on the road thanks to eight winter driving tips. 1. Check the forecast. In less than a minute, you can find out if you’ll be driving in fog, […]

Drive Efficient and save!
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Drive Efficient and save!

There are benefits to driving efficiently; for your reference we have outlined some tips and habits that will help you save money in 2016! Efficient Driving Tips Acceleration – be mindful of how you are accelerating; strive for smooth acceleration, avoiding aggressive start and stops. Aggressive accelerations waste fuel and puts extra wear on your […]

Basic winter driving tips
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Basic winter driving tips

Basic Winter Driving Tips from Sam Tremblay 1. Get your vehicle ready Tremblay recommends getting your car into the shop for any required service before bad weather hits, topping up fluids and checking, in particular, that windshield wipers are in good shape and the battery has some life left. “The battery has to work a […]

OPP Winter checklist
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OPP Winter checklist

Police recommend checking local media, as well as the Environment Canada or Ministry of Transportation websites before setting out on a long drive. Call 511 or visit www.ontario.ca/511 for road conditions, closures, traffic reports and construction reports, OPP advise. It’s best to stay put during periods of heavy snow, police added. If you have to […]

How to Be ‘Greener’
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How to Be ‘Greener’

Cut back on the speed It is dangerous to speed anyway, so it is a good idea to make sure that you are always driving at, or even below, the posted speed limit. The added bonus to this is because you are not driving as fast, you are not burning as much fuel, meaning fewer […]

feeling sleepy...
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feeling sleepy...

Beware! Opening the window, turning on the air conditioning, or playing loud music are an OK short term fix to get you to the nearest safe parking place but they are not effective in keeping drivers alert for any extended period of time. If you feel tired, stop as soon as possible for a walk […]