Driving

► 50-Vehicle Pileup Shuts Down Quebec Highway

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada

Snowfalls dumped 35 centimetres on Montreal.

Snowfall Records Smashed In Vancouver Region

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Here it comes again!

It's Time To Get Your Car Winter-Ready

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

December is here and no matter where you live in Canada, the days have gotten shorter and cooler, and you may have already experienced snowfall. While you can't always predict the weather, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll have to face at least a few storms during the winter season. And whether you're a veteran in driving under extreme weather conditions or you're still getting used to the feel of a snow-covered road, it's important to prep yourself -- and your car -- for what's ahead.

It's Almost Winter -- Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

With a teenager at home, learning to drive, and her driving lessons extending into the winter months. I'm naturally concerned about her safety on the road, and the safety of others. While I'm looking forward to her being able to drive to her own hockey games and practices, I do worry about certain factors.

Can Your Driving Habits Survive The Fall Back To Standard Time?

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Fhe time change means there's going to be an extra challenge in the coming weeks. Darkness will fall much earlier and road conditions will start to deteriorate. Here's what you need to keep in mind before starting the car and getting on the road.

Getting Teens To Understand The Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Neil Seeman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

Online counter-marketing succeeds only if teens tell other teens how ridiculously uncool and unsafe it is to text or speak into a phone while driving. Yet the dominant form of teenage communication is texting. This poses a public policy conundrum: how best do we change teen behaviour?

Decoding 11 Driving Myths This Fall

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada
Anne Marie Thomas

The leaves are beginning to fall, the nights are getting longer and the daytime temperatures are dropping. Yes, the autumn season is upon us. To ensure your vehicle is ready for the changing weather conditions ahead, we're uncovering the truth behind 11 popular driving myths so you can brush up on your knowledge of your car and the roads.

The Top 6 Budget-Friendly Electric Cars

Andrew Lo | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

When it comes down to it, an electric car can actually save you thousands of dollars down the road when it comes to fuel costs. In addition, some provinces have launched incentive campaigns to help drivers subsidize the initial purchase price. In Ontario for example, drivers can save up to $13,000 on eligible vehicles thanks to incentives.

What It Takes To Get And Keep An Ontario Driver's Licence

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Getting your driver's licence is an exciting time in your life. It allows you the freedom of taking to the open road, either to visit friends, explore far away locales or simply get you back and forth to work in a timely manner. But, with Ontario's graduating licensing program this means these privileges come with limits.

Pokemon Go While Driving A Great Way To Catch Some Consequences

Andrew Lo | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Andrew Lo

It's OK to engage in a little fun and chase around these imaginary characters, but safety always comes first. And when your attention is completely on your virtual surroundings rather than what's really in front of you, you can easily end up in a dangerous situation.

There Is A Reason Summer Drivers Get Into More Collisions

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

It's the most wonderful time of the year for motorists -- or so you would think. Despite not having to deal with snow or ice on our roads, there's actually a spike of driving tickets and a rise in collisions in July, August and September.

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 01.27.2017 | 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 01.08.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.03.2016 | 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 08.11.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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.