Driving

A Sustainability Game For Earth Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

If you missed International Games Day -- held each November to promote fun, camaraderie and learning through the playing of games of all types -- don't despair. Here's a simple way to combine the fun and learning of International Games Day with the sustainability focus of Earth Day.

A Lesson For Today From My Least Favourite Class In High School

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

When I was in high school, my least favourite class was English. It wasn't my teacher's fault; it was just that, somehow, the lessons of ancient literature did not resonate with my teenage mind. But I've come to appreciate the relevance of the life truths buried within those classic writings we were obliged to study years ago.

10 Ways You Can Cut Your Car Costs

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business
Anne Marie Thomas

You've probably heard that buying a car is one of the worst investments you can make. Reports suggest Canadians spend more than $5,000 a year on maintenance and gas, not to mention tickets, driver's licence and plate renewals, parking and insurance. But does it really have to be this way?

CES 2016 Proves The Future Of Driverless Cars Is Promising

Andrew Lo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

The majority of Canadians believe driverless car technology will result in fewer accidents, speeding and drunk driving. Advancements in electronics that will make the driverless car a reality are certainly the talk of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016).

Confessions Of A Non-Car Guy

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Confession time. I'm a Canadian guy that knows nothing about cars. Possibly less than nothing. OK, let me contextualize that statement. I can work the radio, the turn signal, the rear defrost, and the intermittent wipers. But after that, my comprehension kind of falls off the table.

Don't Wait For A Close Call To Get Winter Tires

Andrew Lo | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living
Andrew Lo

modern winter tires offer up to 50 per cent more traction than all-seasons, and it's estimated that they'll shorten your braking distance by as much 25 per cent. It's widely reported that winter tires simply handle winter weather conditions better than all-seasons, and from personal experience, I'm a believer.

5 Ways Driving Will Change In Ontario Next Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.30.2015 | Canada Living

With school starting, the new laws couldn't come at a better time.

Do You Have Concerns About a Family Member's Driving?

AlzLIVE | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Driving is an activity of daily living (ADL) just like getting washed, dressed or cooking. It is an activity that we learn to do once the skills needed to drive have matured. In order to drive safely, we rely on the fine-tuned integration of the necessary physical, visual, cognitive-perceptual, and behavioural skills.

9 Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool While Driving

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living

The 2015 Pan Am Games will bring a lot of great things to Toronto — most notably, world-class athletes from across North, Central and South America....

6 Road Safety Changes That Could Save Lives

Mark Towhey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

In Toronto on Monday, councillors ordered a blanket reduction in speed limits from 40 to 30 km/h on local roads in the old cities of Toronto and East York. While this approach may make them feel better, it won't do much to improve road safety or reduce congestion. But, here's six ideas that might. If every Ontario driver had similar training, and we adopted these simple rule changes, our roads would be the safest in North America.

Walking is the New Driving

Bob Ramsay | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Bob Ramsay

Walking never got any respect: it was slow, unsexy and boring. Only losers walked. But today, walking is what the cool kids do, whether they're sta...

How to Beat Driving Anxiety After Suffering a Car Accident

Andrew Tai | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Living
Andrew Tai

Aside from self-love, there is another self-healing method you can try -- taking driving courses. This actually works a little bit like therapy since you are essentially asking yourself to face one of your greatest fears, which is driving. By having your driving instructor walk you through driving procedures, you may gain a clearer sense of control and the environment around you whenever you drive.

Four Big Ways the Media Got the Marijuana Study Wrong

Dana Larsen | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

You might have seen the recent headlines: "Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds", "Study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless," and "20 years of marijuana research shows ill effects of chronic use." I'm here to tell you: don't believe the hype.

An RV Can Make Your Summer Great (If You're Insured)

Sarah Twomey | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

Summer is synonymous with long lazy days, picnic lunches and road-trips. There's nothing better than driving with the windows rolled down and your favourite tunes blaring. And for a growing number of Canadians that means hitting the road in an RV.

Life Lessons Learned in My Grandma's Buick

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

When I was 19 years old my Grandma, Elma Jack, suffered a stroke and passed away. I ended up with her 2000 gold Buick Century which I lovingly nicknamed "The Golden Bucket." As it turns out she wasn't quite done with me yet. Here are some of the best things my Grandma taught me through her Buick.

Your Winter Road Trip Checklist

Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living

It may be an icy winter wonderland out there, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay confined to your house and hibernate for the season. There are ...

How To Buy Winter Tires

Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living

You will realize your need for winter tires when you skid into a busy intersection for the first time. It's terrifying, and should serve as motivation...

You Know Who Likes it When You Rev Your Engine? No One!

Ivan Decker | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada Living
Ivan Decker

Hey you, Yeah, you with the motorcycle or the cool car driving through the city down a busy street. Look, I know you're really excited about your expensive shiny toy, and you probably put a lot of time and thought and money in to it. But here's something you may not know: The actual number of people that get excited when you rev your engine at them? Zero. That's right. NOT EVEN ONE.

What I Would Change About Driving in Canada

Danko Jones | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gif When I was asked to write about what I would change in Canada, I hemmed and hawed and scratched my head in total bemusement. I finally hyper-focussed on the fact that, although Canada boasts the longest coastline as the second largest country with ninth highest standard of living in the world, it also contains the highest amount of shitty drivers.

How to Avoid a Victoria Day Tragedy

Dale Orlando | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada
Dale Orlando

While the Victoria Day weekend is one we all happily anticipate, for emergency room staff and too many Ontarians, it is also the beginning of trauma season; the time when getting to and from the cottage can be a killer due to drunk drivers on congested cottage country roads.

Winter Driving Tips

Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada

As another cold winter season closes in on Canadian drivers, it’s time to make sure you and your car are well prepared for the snowy roads ahead. Fo...

What Causes Your Road Rage?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Living

What is it about getting behind the wheel of a car that brings out those feelings of hatred and anger? At least, that's the case for approximately ...

What Rob Ford's Signature Tells us About The Toronto Mayor

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Annette Poizner

In the wake of reports that Toronto's mayor has been distracted at the wheel, only one question remains: why won't Rob Ford use a driver? One look at his signature provides the only answer that hasn't been put forward, an answer provided not by his aides who are rebuffed when they offer to take the wheel, and not by puzzled journalists who conjecture about the issue.

Roads An Over-40 Zone? Fewer Young People Getting Licenses

CP | Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - The share of people in their teens, 20s and 30s with driver's licenses is dropping. It's a trend seen not only in the United States, but ...

Binge Drinking A Growing Health Concern: Study

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Students in Ontario are smoking fewer cigarettes, but binge drinking and driving while high are growing health concerns, according to a new ...