Category Archives: Drive She Said

Turo has a legal leg-up in car sharing field

Peer-to-peer car rental isn’t perfect, but insurance and roadside assistance cover users Originally published: April 20, 2016 I think the sharing economy is a crock. It started out warm enough; borrow my underused this, trade me an hour of babysitting … Continue reading

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Recalls slipping through the cracks can be deadly

Lax regulations mean there is no easy way to tell if a car has had its recall dealt with Originally published: April 11, 2016 A jury has awarded $15 million to the parents who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against … Continue reading

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Lending – or borrowing – a car can test a relationship

Asking questions and common courtesy can help avoid problems when the keys are handed back Originally published: April 4, 2016 Baby, you can drive my car … or can you? Depending on what you drive and who your friends and … Continue reading

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Don’t be a ‘hero’ – pull over if you’re tired

Driving while drowsy limits your abilities to avoid a collision almost as much as being drunk Originally published: March 28, 2016 I woke up in the back of a vehicle at a truck stop along Highway 401 the other day. … Continue reading

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How to stop being such an easy target for car thieves

Immobilizer technology has helped curb car thefts, but we’re still making it far too easy for thieves to steal Originally published: March 21, 2016 The top-selling vehicle in Canada is a Ford F-Series pickup. The most stolen vehicle in Canada … Continue reading

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If you see (or cause) an accident, don’t ignore the victim

Last week’s hit and run – in which an 11-yr-old boy was left in the road and ignored – shows we need a reminder of what it means to be human, not just a good driver Originally published: March 14, … Continue reading

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Secure your pet – but don’t take safety for granted

Most pet safety systems don’t offer the protection they promise, and some are even dangerous Originally published: March 7, 2016 – With video “The safety of children travelling in vehicles is very important to Transport Canada,” according to the Transport … Continue reading

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Here’s what women really want when they buy a car

Surprise, surprise: Female buyers still encounter sexism in the dealership Originally published: February 29, 2016 So a man and a woman walk into a car dealership … nah, there’s no punchline. But it’s likely they will have a different experience. … Continue reading

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Is photo radar a lifesaver, or yet another cash grab?

The jury’s still out on whether photo radar is an effective speed deterrent, but one thing is clear: It rakes in a lot of money Originally published: February 23, 2016 “The use of the first known method of speed enforcement … Continue reading

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This is the only car buying tip you’ll ever need

Sticking to your guns – and your budget – is key to making a new car purchase you can live with Originally published: February 16, 2016 There is really only one thing you need to know when you go to … Continue reading

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