Category: driving at night

When driving conditions are not ideal…

Growing up, my parents had rules for us kids. Sit up straight, clean your room, and eat all your vegetables – just to name a few. There were things we had to figure out ourselves...

Take a break – stay awake

As written for The Insurance Hunters. Please visit their blog. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if we weren’t so busy. Would we be bored or would we learn to become more relaxed?...

How to save a buck…or a doe

As drivers we always have to be on the lookout for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. In other words; all other road users. Sometimes we forget about the other road users – wildlife. Thousands and...

Let the kids enjoy Halloween – drive safely…if you need to drive

As written for The Insurance Hunters. Please visit their blog. Growing up, there are a few times of the year that kids really enjoy. Christmas, birthdays and of course, Halloween makes the list. Let’s not...

The best way to use high beam headlights…

The best way to use high beam headlights…

I enjoy teaching and spending time with people. It’s been fun teaching my own son how to drive and recently he had a chance to drive on a dark rural road at night. I know...

Start spreading the news….

April 2013 marks 25 years as a driving instructor with Young Drivers of Canada. It’s quite a milestone in my eyes, but I never thought I would accomplish as much as a driving instructor as...

Traffic signs aren’t all made of metal

As a sports fan you often hear how the athletes will anticipate what the other players may do before they do it. They can see the signs of the play based on the actions of...

For drivers, what IS considered normal?

For drivers, what IS considered normal?

One of the common questions I’ve been asked by students I’m teaching at Young Drivers of Canada is “What is normal?” It seems to be a simple question, doesn’t it? I’ve answered it as ‘the...