Monthly Archive: November 2011

Help is on the way

Over the many years that I’ve been a driving instructor for Young Drivers of Canada I’ve come across many nervous students. It’s not only my job to teach them how to drive safely, but it’s also...

Driving can be related to…

I’ve coached kids in a number of sports over the years. A few years ago I was coaching my son’s hockey team. During one of the practices I noticed a few of the players weren’t...

Did you see a sign?

In just about every jurisdiction around, you need to know what basic road signs mean in order to get your beginner’s permit. In Ontario, you’re allowed 4 signs wrong out of 20 and can still...

Being in a hurry hurts more than yourself

Currently, for at least twice a week my eldest son has to get up an hour earlier than his siblings so he can get to band practice. Sometimes he drags his butt out of bed...

How ready for winter driving are you?

It’s inevitable that winter will arrive each year, but why do so many drivers make it feel like it’s a surprise? The first snowfall each year shows us drivers spin their wheels while trying to...

Who should you trust?

How much trust do you have in other people? Remember when you were a kid you were always told not to trust strangers, take candy from strangers, talk to strangers and get a ride from...

What does breaking rules get you?

One of my sons plays house league hockey and he seems to really enjoy it. He’s not going to be playing in the NHL any time soon, but he’s having fun. Part of his enjoyment...

One of the slowest police chases ever

Tag; you’re it. Remember when you were a kid and ran around your yard, the park or even the neighbourhood playing a game of tag? Wasn’t that fun? You would chase your friends until you...