Category: driving near trucks

When slowing is worth it

For regular readers of my work you’ll know of my passion for promoting safe driving. After all, the title of this site is ‘The Safe Driver’. Even though I tend to put emphasis towards safely...

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...

Construction workers aren’t the law

We all know there are 2 seasons; winter and construction. We’ve all experienced slower traffic flow during construction zones and we’ve needed to make adjustments in our route plans and how we drove through this...

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...

Being a selfish driver hurts you too

We often find ourselves in traffic jams from time to time. We all know that in rush hour no one is really rushing anywhere. There are often too many vehicles for the road to handle....

And so it begins…

Stop for a second and take a deep breath. What do you smell during this spring day? Flowers blooming? Freshly cut grass? Maybe the true smell of spring and summer; freshly laid asphalt. Yes, it’s...

Could you avoid this crash?

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide if skill or luck is on our side when we do things. Playing sports is a good example. My son has scored goals during hockey games because he happened to...

How do you set up your mirrors?

I’ve recently written an article for The Driver magazine outlining when the mirrors should be checked http://thesafedriver.ca/2009/10/08/how-often-should-you-check-your-mirror/ but here’s another debate to bring up; mirror set up. How should the mirrors be set up to...