Category Archives: Drive She Said

The very real dangers of turning right on a red light

Originally published: April 6, 2015 It goes something like this: when I’m driving and need to make a right turn on a red light, there seems to be a never-ending stream of pedestrians who are too rude to understand what … Continue reading

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Streaky windshield? Change your wiper blades, already

Originally published: March 30, 2015 If you wear glasses, take them off. Dunk them in a puddle, shake ‘n’ bake them with some grit from the shoulder of the road, scrape away what you can with your glove, and then … Continue reading

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How to avoid nasty surprises on your car rental bill

Originally published: March 23, 2015 The first time my father tried to rent a car, he couldn’t. It was in the 1970s and he didn’t believe in credit cards. For that reason, car rental companies didn’t believe in him. He … Continue reading

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Driving tips you need to know before your March Break trip

Originally published: March 13, 2015 Travelling with the family for March Break? Planning a longer summer vacation away from home? In addition to remembering passports and Gravol, there are other things you might want to keep in mind. If you’re … Continue reading

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Confidence and a firm grasp on the rules of the road are required to get your licence

Originally published: March 9, 2015 Giving your kid tips on passing their driving test? Why not start with the top reasons they might fail? Tim Danter owns the DriveWise school in Oakville, Ont. He’s prepared thousands of teenagers for their … Continue reading

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Trapped in a car with a smoker. Is there anything worse?

Originally published: March 2, 2015 When I was 8, I had surgery on my foot which meant a cast and crutches, and it also meant I couldn’t take the school bus. Instead, for a few weeks I got to go … Continue reading

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Nine easy steps to becoming a more considerate driver

Originally published: February 23, 2015 Forget the law for a moment, and let’s instead steer all the road warriors toward an etiquette book. Don’t worry, it’s not about soup spoons and white gloves, it’s about maintaining decorum from the driver’s … Continue reading

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Here’s a novel idea: Buy a car you can actually afford

Originally published: February 16, 2015 I’m following the saga of an Ontario woman who bought a used 2010 Mini, had the engine blow and now thinks BMW should pay the freight to make her whole. They actually did offer to … Continue reading

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Here’s the huge problem with push-button ignitions

Originally published: February 9, 2015 I don’t care if you take it personally; in fact, I think you should take it personally. What began as a no-doubt inspiring moment deep in the bowels of creation at Hoity Toity Carmakers has … Continue reading

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Should ‘personality disorders’ result in driving bans?

Originally published: February 2, 2015 If you had the power, who would you yank off our roads? This discussion got very real recently, when, on December 29th, 2014, Russia announced a new law that appeared to severely limit, block or … Continue reading

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