Tagged: defensive driving

How much should you clear off?

I know we’re in a hurry these days, or so it seems. We tend to exaggerate how long things will take us to complete so we cut corners and take chances. The reality is that...

Never drop your guard

For those of you who are regular readers of my articles you know that I’ve just finished teaching my son how to drive. He recently got his license but we still talk about driving on...

We all need your help

Let’s face it; we all need help every now and then. For some people, they know this but fail to ask others to help them. Is it pride? Is it laziness? Is it because they...

Bump or hump; they do the same job

I’ll often remind my kids to do their chores, their homework and to get ready for school or activities. I’ll often write myself notes to do things so I won’t forget. We often need reminders...

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...

Do you know where your car is?

Do you know where your car is? If I made you look out onto your driveway, that’s not exactly what I meant. I will see drivers hit objects on the road, including driving through the...

What is defensive driving?

For the almost 23 years I’ve been a driving instructor at Young Drivers of Canada, I’ve heard the term “defensive driving” many times. What is defensive driving? Many years ago it seemed like it was...