Category Archives: Drive She Said

Lowering urban speed limits an exercise in futility

Dropping residential speed limits to 30 km/h is not only ludicrous, it’s ultimately pointless Originally published: June 22, 2015 Across Canada, the default urban speed limit is 50 km/h. It drops in school zones and construction zones, but by and … Continue reading

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McLaren a welcome visitor to Ronald McDonald House

For these families of Ronald McDonald House, the stunning McLaren 650S Spider proved to be a welcome sight Originally published: June 9, 2015 (with video) McKayla Warder is waiting for a new heart; her own was irreparably damaged by a … Continue reading

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This is the playground where Jeep comes to worship

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was made for trekking the trails of the Colorado River Originally published: June 8, 2015 As you wind your way along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, the precision-cut cliffs and chasms in the distinctive red … Continue reading

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These egregious ‘dude bro’ driving offences must stop

Some men like to show off their masculinity on the road. But how far is too far? Originally published: June 1, 2015 What makes men do weird things to their vehicles? While I’m never going to understand women who put … Continue reading

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You’ve probably installed your child seat wrong. Here’s help.

Buying and installing a child car seat can be an exercise in confusion. But getting it wrong can have dire consequences Originally published: May 26, 2015 When it comes to child cars seats, the seat has to be properly installed … Continue reading

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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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