Category Archives: Drive She Said

Planning for your retirement – from driving

With our skills diminishing as we get older, being proactive will put the decision in your hands, not those of someone else Originally published November 28, 2016 Have you planned for your retirement from driving? Not as crazy as it … Continue reading

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Teaching (and learning) the art of the manual gearbox

Patience is the key, no matter what seat you’re in Originally published November 21, 2016 (with video) There has been a steady, notable decline in young people bothering to get driver’s licences. That’s a fact bolstered by insurance surveys as … Continue reading

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Don’t persecute the tinkerers, celebrate them

Do they make your neighbourhood ugly? Maybe, but they also make everything work again Originally published November 14, 2016 Sometimes people work from home. Maybe you have no idea this is so, if it’s someone like me who quietly types … Continue reading

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Saving lives is more important than blaming “petextrians”

Instead of buying into the blame game, we all need to take responsibility for each other’s safety – and, of course, our own Originally published November 4, 2016 This week, Lorraine Sommerfeld and David Booth found themselves at odds concerning … Continue reading

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A few things that need to change in cars

These problems are either annoying or dangerous – and in many cases, both Originally published October 31, 2016 How do I hate thee, let me count the ways …. Maybe hate is too strong a word. But if you watch … Continue reading

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Insurance changes make fine print more important than ever

After a near-fatal accident, Adam Bari discovered his insurance coverage had shrunk, just 12 hours previously, from $2 million to $86,000 Originally published October 24, 2016 I use this space right here to nag readers, on occasion. I also use … Continue reading

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Are safer cars making drivers more dangerous?

As cars take over more duties, drivers are getting lazy and assume they’ll be protected Originally published October 17, 2016 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently concluded a seatbelt blitz; they do it every fall. Between September 21st and October … Continue reading

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Can we solve traffic problems with autonomous cars?

Taking humans out of the driving equation might be just what we need Originally published October 11, 2016 You know who can’t wait for autonomous cars? Traffic engineers. If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic jams, especially repeatedly, you’re already … Continue reading

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Uber’s reach is growing – and here’s why I’m worried

Remember, here’s the bottom line: Uber plans to be fully automated and ditch their drivers Originally published October 3, 2016 I’ve never made a secret of the pox that I believe Uber to be. Uber and all the other “sharing … Continue reading

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Will drivers realize we lost our privacy when it’s too late?

Autonomous this, wireless that – it sounds great until you consider how much of your personal information is being stored, and possibly shared Originally published September 26, 2016 If I want to fly under the radar as I drive my … Continue reading

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