Category: driving in the rain

It’s not the road that causes the crash

Raising four kids has taught me a lot. One of those things it taught me is to get my facts straight before I lay blame. It also taught me to do that with other things...

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...

Blame it on the rain…

We’ve had a lot of rain lately and that got me thinking; what goes through a driver’s mind when they’re driving in the rain? Do most drivers just think about the fact they’re dry while...

Rain, rain go away…

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Remember that little song as a kid? I sometimes have that song in my head even as an adult. Mainly because there are things I need to...

Puddles, pedestrians and drivers…oh my!

Sometimes we’re torn between doing the proper thing and letting things go. Sometimes our good intentions get in the way of safety. We either do the right thing, but it isn’t the safest thing, and...

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...

Driving through an obstacle course

Talking about driving is my passion. I will often do my job as a driving instructor for Young Drivers of Canada seven days a week. If I end up with a day off, I’m often...

Never get caught off guard

Every now and then you may get caught off guard. You may have visitors drop by unannounced while your house is a mess. Sometimes you may find yourself invited out for dinner, but you’re short...