Monthly Archive: December 2011

Owning up to your mistakes takes courage

I have a guilty conscience. I always have and I’m pretty sure I always will. My kids have the same, which is a really good trait as far as I’m concerned. I’ll admit fault when...

Are you complacent with your driving?

I’ve often written about teen drivers and new drivers that I’ve taught at Young Drivers of Canada. They’re often the types of drivers I take out in the car and share my knowledge with them...

Honk twice if you love me

I will often speak with my kids about the need to talk things over with either me or their mom whenever they have issues. We try to keep open communication within our home. We also...

If you’re happy and you know it…

As a driving instructor for Young Drivers of Canada I often get a new training vehicle every couple of years. It’s important to keep a vehicle that runs well and looks good for our students....

Will it haunt you or save you?

I often get asked by the new students I train at Young Drivers of Canada if I drive the way I teach. The quick answer is yes. For the almost 24 years that I’ve been...

Preaching to the converted…about driving?

Preaching; I’ve done it for years. No, not in a church; in the classroom and car and it’s been about driving not religion. A number of times I’ve preached about safe driving practices to the...

Please….stay in your lane….if you can

I do a lot of things with my kids. It’s a huge part of my life and I truly enjoy it. When I get a chance to combine my love of my kids with my...

Button, button…who’s got the button?

Every now and then something may go wrong with your vehicle that requires a quick response from you; the driver. This may include using your parking brake to stop your vehicle if your brakes fail...