Category: blocking intersections

Missing your turn doesn’t have to happen…

Planning your route No one is perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time. However, after making a mistake do you learn from it? Can you think rationally after the mistake to pull it...

Take the time to help…

With almost 35 years of driving experience, including 26 years as a driving instructor, I’ve seen a lot of things happen. I’ve logged more than one million kilometres on my vehicles and have seen drivers...

Time will tell…

There’s an old saying that “time heals all wounds”. Some of us believe it and some of us don’t. I think it really depends upon the situation and the person. We also hear people tell...

I just can’t see it

I think we’ve all heard the saying “you can’t see the forest because of the trees”, but sometimes it should be “you can’t see the road because of the hedges”. Having good visibility is the...

The little things mean a lot

Like many drivers, I do like doing the proper thing, especially while driving near other vehicles. I also teach my students at Young Drivers of Canada to do the same things. It’s always a good...

Can you learn by your mistakes?

There’s an old saying that I know we’ve all heard before. Actually, I’m pretty sure there’s more than one old saying, but this one is a good one. I’m referring to “I learn by my...

Is that cool or not cool?

My kids make fun of me as I still say ‘cool’ a lot of the time. They must think I’m too old to use it regularly except when describing the weather. The reality is I’m...

In a flash!

  Every now and then you find yourself in a rare situation not knowing exactly what to do. This seems to be the case whenever I see traffic lights out of service. That was the...