Category Archives: Drive She Said

Highway chargers won’t be needed if you’re going to the cottage

Instead of updating current infrastructure, electric vehicles open up different options In the last couple of Motor Mouth columns here, David Booth has raised some great points on the future of electric vehicles, alongside the hair-raising costs they will entail. … Continue reading

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Government finally shining a light on dimmed tail lights

Rear illumination will be added to new cars’ daytime running lights, according to memo, but we can do better Ask and ye shall receive. Finally. If there is one topic (other than left-lane hogs) that consumes the comment sections of … Continue reading

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Commercial drivers finally coming under stiff scrutiny for impairment

New Ontario laws address those drivers in control of larger vehicles – but do they go far enough? Talk about burying the lead. Queen’s Park has proposed new rules and regulations for Ontario surrounding the impending Canadian legalization of pot. … Continue reading

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Beware of hurricane-affected cars flooding the used market

Dredged from flood waters, vehicles that should be sent to the scrap heap are often sold on to unsuspecting buyers Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S., but they have the second highest car ownership numbers: 1.8 per … Continue reading

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Back to school means sharing the road safely

Speeding and distracted driving can kill, but even pedestrians need to follow the rules to stay safe Head’s up, folks. The kids are back in school. While the overall Transport Canada figures for 2015 (latest available) suggest a slight downward … Continue reading

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Top reasons insurance won’t cover you in a crash

Any dishonesty on your part can result in loss of coverage – but you may not know until it’s too late Car insurance can be a tricky thing. The only way to really test it is to have something bad … Continue reading

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On the road to autonomous cars, the middle ground is most dangerous

As cars get smarter, people are relying more on vehicle safety systems and less on their own driving Houston, we have a problem. Well, actually not just Houston. But newly released figures from the National Safety Council in the U.S. … Continue reading

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New licence-reading app may help pets trapped in cars

While WindshieldInk has its limits as a personal texting app, it may be useful in other ways Would you like people to be able to contact you via your licence plate? A new enterprise, WindshieldInk, is banking that you will, … Continue reading

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Even in their twilight, drive-ins offer more than just a movie

These days, going to a drive-in movie theatre is about the experience The weather this summer may be unpredictable for outdoor activities, but you know where the climate is almost always perfect? In your car. So, take advantage of a … Continue reading

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A simple solution for nighttime distractions: turn the screen off

The bright infotainment unit draws your eyes onto it and off the road Originally published July 31, 2017 A key selling feature in most new vehicles is how large the screen in the dash is. Touchscreen or ringed with dials, … Continue reading

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