Category Archives: Drive She Said

Self-entitled drivers continue to use and abuse specially designated parking spots

Originally published: December 8, 2014 When I recently did a Top Ten parking violations column, I was taken to task for leaving out the most grievous one. That was intentional, because it deserves a column of its own. And I … Continue reading

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What do you do when your loved one is a bad driver?

Originally published: December 1, 2014 I love you but I hate driving with you. Forget all the awkward conversations you do your best to avoid; this is the worst. It’s easy to bellow and bitch at “The Others”, those on … Continue reading

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There are things you can, and should, do yourself to get your vehicle prepared for winter

Originally published: November 24, 2014 – there’s a video for this on the driving.ca website I have this terrific way of getting my tires changed. I drop my car off to my mechanic and then I pick it up. Though … Continue reading

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Keeping traffic moving outside the country’s busiest airport is no easy feat

Originally published: November 17, 2014 “Oh, now do not put on those flashing lights, sir, that’s just like bees to honey when they see those,” yells Christine Heinz. She is wearing a neon safety vest over a down parka, hood … Continue reading

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You never forget your first car. Meet mine: the Ramchicken

Originally published: November 10, 2014 They say you never forget your first. They’re right. When I was still driving my parents’ cars, I paid little attention to anything other than how much it cost to fill the tank. I’d complain … Continue reading

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Briefly Leaving A Child In The Car? A Lot Can Happen

Originally published: November 3, 2014 It’s when temperatures hit sweltering heights that we usually start reading horrific stories about children left in cars all day. Those stories are difficult to read and important to know, but the plummeting of the … Continue reading

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If you want to keep your car for a long time, rustproofing should be a no-brainer. But don’t be fooled by the dealership upsell

Originally published: October 27, 2014 (click for video) To rustproof or not to rustproof, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the metal to suffer The snow and slush of outrageous winter, Or to take arms against a sea … Continue reading

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Why texting behind the wheel is as bad as drunk driving

Originally published: October 20, 2014 I find texting and driving a lot harder than driving drunk. Those studies are right. Ford’s Driving Skills for Life, a program perfected in the U.S. and now being brought to Canada, allows newly licensed … Continue reading

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Is Gender Really A Factor Behind The Wheel?

Originally published: October 13, 2014 Women are better drivers than men. Relax… that’s just a cheap shot to make you keep reading. The topic is right up there with sex, religion, politics and money. If your holiday dinners need a … Continue reading

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How to avoid the dreaded ‘car buyer’s remorse’

Originally published: October 6, 2014 “I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you…” Air Supply was right. I should have bought the navigation system in the last car. I admit it; I messed up. In that down-to-the-wire grind … Continue reading

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