Driving

Four Big Ways the Media Got the Marijuana Study Wrong

Dana Larsen | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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 ...

Road Trip Effect: Why The Journey Back Seems Shorter

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Call it the road trip conundrum -- that phenomenon where, even as adults, our journey to our destination seems to take forever while the return trip w...

Commuters Of The World More Cranky Than Ever

CBC | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada

Canadian motorists may growl at traffic congestion and other commuting woes, but a new survey suggests that at least two cities rank among...

Canadians View Public Transit As 'Inconvenient': StatsCan

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A new study suggests the vast majority of commuters remain reluctant to use public transit, despite public campaigns encouraging people of it...