Category Archives: Drive She Said

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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The necessary violence of life-saving airbags

First-person account describes it as “like a bomb” going off, but these safety devices are proven to save lives – with caveats Originally published July 17, 2017 It was 5 p.m. on a perfect summer evening. Melissa Moore, 54, was … Continue reading

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Safe boating is something for both land and sea

Getting your craft to the water means using the proper vehicle and procedures for safety Originally published July 12, 2017 (with video) There is one right way to trailer a boat, regardless of size. And so many wrong ones. For … Continue reading

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Summer heat means danger for pets in cars

Even a few minutes in a vehicle while you “pop in the shop” risks the life of your beloved Fido Originally published July 4, 2017 I wasn’t paying much attention to the older gentleman ahead of me in line at … Continue reading

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Will stronger penalties be enough to stop rise in aggressive driving?

Bill 213 is aimed to stop the growing fatalities from dangerous speeding, but some people still don’t get the message Originally published June 19, 2017 Ontario Provincial Police just came off a winter with a 14 year record high snowmobile … Continue reading

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The car that makes driving fun again is the anti-SUV

Mini Cooper S isn’t without its faults, but its lithe handling is a welcome change from the sea of big rigs on the road Originally published June 12, 2017 I’m tired of SUVs and CUVs, and it took a 2017 … Continue reading

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Would you buy a new car completely online?

Montreal dealership first to offer complete service, but it’s not like you’re buying a book from Amazon Originally published June 5, 2017 The first time I bought a computer I roamed around a store bewildered by dozens of different machines … Continue reading

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These five driving tips could save a road worker’s life

With our frustrations rising during construction season, don’t forget the people behind the orange cones Originally published May 31, 2017 A few years back, I spent months trying to get authorization to do a stint working as a flag person … Continue reading

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Cleaning the garage of junk, trying not to touch the memories

There’s much to deal with after a lifetime of tools, oil changes and car parts Originally published May 25, 2017 At one time it held a car. It seems impossible now, even though the cars I own are smaller than … Continue reading

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