Category Archives: Drive She Said

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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Bright dashboards and daytime lights continue to fool us

Originally published: September 29, 2014 As cars get more complicated, we turn to car reviewers to help sort out things like if a car that’s been “refreshed” is really much of an improvement. Car enthusiasts read Driving because they love … Continue reading

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Just call them unmoving violations. These 10 parking gaffes are enough to get the blood boiling

Originally published: September 22, 2014 What’s the opposite of moving violations? Unmoving violations, of course. Call it parking rage, but it’s every bit as real as road rage and, in this age of camera, cameras everywhere, don’t be surprised to … Continue reading

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Targa crash signals end of race, but team still determined

Originally posted: September 18, 2014 The car is a write-off. It’s not going to take crawling underneath to officially make the call, though of course they will. Mitsubishi Canada has taken a chance on this project, a huge, noisy, ballsy … Continue reading

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Seniors surprised by own bad habits after driving retest

Originally published: September 8, 2014 Jan Thompson, 69, has been driving well over 50 years; instead of taking it for granted, he had a different thought. “I worry I’m getting too set in my ways. I’ve always driven as if … Continue reading

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Is it discriminatory to obligate someone who has been driving for 60 years to undergo retesting? Not one bit

Originally published: September 1, 2014 In April of this year, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) introduced changes to testing for drivers who reach age 80. It’s a touchy subject. As our population ages, our idea of what constitutes … Continue reading

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Think twice about laughing off a ticket you get from across the border

Originally published: August 25, 2014 If you get a moving violation in a province not your own, do you have to pay? How about if you’re in Texas or New Hampshire? If a car breaks the speed limit in another … Continue reading

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Why there’s no such thing as a car ‘accident’

When it comes to describing the behaviour of the drivers on our roads, we have a language problem. When you are speeding and hit something, you didn’t have an accident, you caused a collision. When you blow off a stop … Continue reading

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There was a time when “going for a drive” meant hitting the road, getting lost, and just enjoying the sights

Originally published: August 11, 2014 Sweet Corn, $4.50 a dozen. I flew past the sign even though I wanted corn. I reasoned I’d see another sign a little farther down the road, because I was in the heart of corn … Continue reading

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