- GM’s post-bailout honeymoon is over and this dramatic recall is just making it worse
- Can we make drivers to be more considerate? Should we?
- Is the auto show the place to buy a car?
- The cars and the courtship
- New driver’s test for older drivers. Is it fair? Yes.
- Ditch the distractions, or end up in the ditch
- Trapped and alone in a wrecked car, the voice guides me through
- Winter drivers: the good, the bad and the ugly
- It’s gotcha tickets that are the worst
- Trying to fool the RIDE police? Don’t bother
Author Archives: Lorraine
Originally published: April 7, 2014 I like watching Judge Judy while I make dinner. The yelling (hers) and outbursts (the litigants) on the show shut out the yelling (mine) and outbursts (the kids) in my kitchen. Judy sits up high … Continue reading
Winter storms have left snow piled over the curbs, and swinging temperatures are producing more runoff than the infrastructure can cope with. That nasty swill of water, salt and, in some cases, beet juice, means drivers and pedestrians alike are … Continue reading
Marc Riehm and his wife Anna, looking to replace their 2003 Acura, headed to the Canadian International Auto Show on Monday with a pretty good idea of what they would be looking for, in a new vehicle. Anna is the … Continue reading
The love affair began with a 1939 Buick convertible. The only hitch for Marion Nicholson? Her father bought it for her brother, not for her. For the “car-mad” young woman, it would be the start of a decades long passion … Continue reading
On April 21 in Ontario, new changes to the over- 80 licence testing take effect. The new evaluation has a vision assessment, in- class group education, review of the driver’s record and two short exercises, determining if further assessment is … Continue reading
It’s easy to follow studies, some decades old, which report a disproportionate number of teenagers and young adults who die or are injured behind the wheel. This age group, especially the males, pay exorbitant insurance costs because insurance companies use … Continue reading
The back of a Ford Taurus is wedged on the hood of my car. I can see little outside the window except its precariously balanced rear axle. Everything feels too tight, too close. I’m pinned in the driver’s seat. I … Continue reading
“There were collisions every two minutes,” announced the OPP during the region’s first blast of winter. Every two minutes. This is Canada; this is winter; what the heck is wrong with our drivers? Tim Danter, an instructor with Drivewise in … Continue reading
It’s when they lie in wait. If there is a single, recurring cause of parking ticket angst, it’s that. People can understand when they’ve blown by their metered time; nearly 80% of tickets in the city of Toronto are paid … Continue reading