Category Archives: Drive She Said

Let’s face it, gender differences in driving exist

Yes, it’s true, gender differences exist behind the wheel. But let’s lay off the grand, sweeping generalizations Originally published: May 18, 2015 “Texas Study Suggests That Distracted Driving Laws Should Target Women” I love these kinds of headlines. Really, I … Continue reading

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Mom taught me the true meaning of driving

It was through her mother’s insistence that Lorraine Sommerfeld learned what driving is all about Originally published: May 8, 2015 I grew up understanding that my mother always got what she wanted. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Her family … Continue reading

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Surprising facts about the dark side of tinted windows

Originally published: May 4, 2015 Travel to most southern U.S. states and you’ll notice a lot of darkly tinted car windows. Not just the rear windows, the front ones, too. It’s practically a necessity in areas that experience intense sunlight … Continue reading

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Online comments prove some drivers say the dumbest things

Originally published: May 1, 2015 Driving is a team sport. You’re sharing the road with a lot of other people you know little about, and yet, your fate could lie in their hands. As someone who reads a lot of … Continue reading

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The dirty secrets of vehicle-emissions testing

Originally published: April 20, 2015 This past December, British Columbia wound up its AirCare program, which for 22 years had been doing mandatory testing of vehicle emissions. Higher industry standards meant failure rates were few, and the province concluded the … Continue reading

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Blindly following your car’s GPS can be deadly

Originally published: April 13, 2015 We’ve all heard them: Those baby-on-board signs were invented after a baby died; paste stick-figure families on your minivan and your real family will be in danger; blindly follow your GPS and you will die. … Continue reading

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The very real dangers of turning right on a red light

Originally published: April 6, 2015 It goes something like this: when I’m driving and need to make a right turn on a red light, there seems to be a never-ending stream of pedestrians who are too rude to understand what … Continue reading

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Streaky windshield? Change your wiper blades, already

Originally published: March 30, 2015 If you wear glasses, take them off. Dunk them in a puddle, shake ‘n’ bake them with some grit from the shoulder of the road, scrape away what you can with your glove, and then … Continue reading

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How to avoid nasty surprises on your car rental bill

Originally published: March 23, 2015 The first time my father tried to rent a car, he couldn’t. It was in the 1970s and he didn’t believe in credit cards. For that reason, car rental companies didn’t believe in him. He … Continue reading

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Driving tips you need to know before your March Break trip

Originally published: March 13, 2015 Travelling with the family for March Break? Planning a longer summer vacation away from home? In addition to remembering passports and Gravol, there are other things you might want to keep in mind. If you’re … Continue reading

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