Category Archives: Drive She Said

Driving while Pokémon is now a thing, and it’s dangerous

New game craze isn’t meant for the car, and it’s just as bad as texting or being drunk Originally published July 18, 2016 The headlines about the crashes started within hours of the game being released. Actually, it hadn’t even … Continue reading

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Feet still on the dash? I’ve got a bone to pick with you

Your dangerous driving habits may not be my problem, but they are my business Originally published July 11, 2016 When does your dumbassery become my business? When it becomes my problem, like when you cut me off with no signal … Continue reading

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Picking up strangers in a McLaren is harder than you think

Intent on sharing the wealth, Lorraine Sommerfeld tries to give commuters a lift in a McLaren 570S. But finding willing passengers isn’t easy Originally published July 4, 2016 with video Though my colleague David Booth cautioned back in the fall … Continue reading

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The best car inventions for normal people

These six inventions have really helped make our day-to-day lives behind the wheel that much easier Originally published June 27, 2016 I know fuel injected engines were a major upshift from carburetors, and I appreciate them. And the use of … Continue reading

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Kids continue to be left in hot cars. It’s time for a real solution

Automaker-installed back seat alarms seem like a common-sense solution. So why isn’t it a reality yet? Originally published June 20, 2016 A recent press release from GM headlined “GM leads industry with new Rear Seat Reminder” had me excited. Briefly. … Continue reading

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What makes some (rude) drivers think they own the road?

An encounter with a belligerent pickup driver makes Lorraine Sommerfeld ask: When did we decide to forget our manners? Originally posted June 13, 2016 When I was a teenager, my sister and I used to drive around in her Volkswagen … Continue reading

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Autonomous cars don’t make sense for the rest of us

Sure, self-driving cars could work wonders in busy urban centres. But how well will they work up in pickup country? Originally posted June 6, 2016 Can we talk about the elephant in the room when we’re talking about autonomous cars? … Continue reading

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Texting in cars won’t go away with sneaky police photos

Texting in cars won’t go away with sneaky police photos Originally published May 30, 2016 Over the May long weekend, RCMP in British Columbia were setting up DSLR cameras with super-long lenses to snap drivers mucking with their phones and … Continue reading

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Car-sharing a leased vehicle? You’re playing with fire

This is a get-rich scheme that’s bound to fail Originally published: May 23, 2016 “In December 2015, it was possible to lease a Chevy Cruze for $18/month with $0 down. There was no catch – it was real and I … Continue reading

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Where are all the female crash test dummies?

Car safety has come a long way — particularly if you’re a male driver Originally published: May 16, 2016 You may not know it ladies, but there is a good chance that car you just purchased for its excellent crash … Continue reading

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