Category Archives: Drive She Said

Governments, drivers wade into murky waters with vanity plates

Even if you don’t mean to be offensive with a personalized plate, what’s good today may not be tomorrow Originally published May 12, 2017 Is it time to just ditch personalized licence plates? Licence plates are a tricky business. In … Continue reading

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Fixed VW diesels back on Canadian lots – but sell out quickly

Sitting since 2015, cars receive software fix and sold with high incentives, mostly to people already with deposits Originally published April 27, 2017 Wanna buy a new 2015 Volkswagen diesel? That’s a trick question. Even though the vehicles, those at … Continue reading

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Yes, Ontario insurance is a wreck, so you need to shop around

Recent report damning province’s system means it’s even more important for drivers to find the best deal Originally published April 24, 2017 Last week, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) told us what we already know: Auto insurance rates … Continue reading

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In the eyes of the law, where’s the breathalyzer for drugs?

If we can’t get our game together on alcohol, what’s going to happen when we add legalized marijuana to the mix? Originally published April 18, 2017 Canada loves being way up there, even number one, in those surveys about the … Continue reading

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Teach teens an escape plan for when a driver is unsafe

We all felt invincible at that age, but every youth needs to know that their safety starts and ends with the driver – period Originally published April 10, 2017 You’ve no doubt prepped your family for an emergency exit from … Continue reading

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Do you really know if your child is safely strapped in?

A mother got caught in the middle of a debate after posting photos of her child, strapped in and being held upside down in a car seat Originally published April 3, 2017 A mother from Maine put up a Facebook … Continue reading

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Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs

Baby Boomer money, low interest rates spurring rise in luxury car sales – but upscale sedans take a big hit Originally published March 22, 2017 Want to hear a fun fact? In 1990, there were 65 light luxury truck models … Continue reading

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The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print

Warranties and insurance are unforgiving if you make one small (or large) mistake without knowing the consequences Originally published March 20, 2017 The little things mean a lot. And sometimes they mean everything. When a recent bout of unseasonable weather … Continue reading

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Everyone pays for insurance fraud, even the innocent

Ever wonder why your car insurance fees are so high? We all pay the price for fraud Originally published March 13, 2017 What if I told you that between $116 and $236 per year of your insurance premium went to … Continue reading

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Bad driving habits rub off on kids, whether you know it or not

Whenever a kid’s in your car, you have an extra responsibility to teach some good driving manners Originally published March 6, 2017 Pop Quiz: At what age do your children learn how to drive? a) 16, or whenever it’s legal … Continue reading

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