Parking Risk

Everyday drivers make decisions behind the wheel, one of them is where and how to park their vehicle. It could be in the driveway, at the mall, at work, on the street or several other places. First, the driver needs to ensure that the parking spot is in a legal location. This is usually a concern for street parking as … Read More

Move Over Law

In 2015, Ontario passed a law that requires drivers to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle that is stopped at the side of the road with lights flashing. If you are approaching a stopped emergency vehicle and the road has two or more lanes, change lanes. If not possible, you are required to reduce your speed … Read More

Space Management

An important part of co-operative driving is effective space management. This means always being aware of your vehicle’s surroundings and knowing where other road users are in relation to your vehicle. This will help you make good and safe decisions while driving. There are five key areas around your vehicle that you should be in control of. Front of the … Read More

Type of Tires

Tires are designed to perform in all types of weather including rain, ice, snow, heat, cold and more. It is important to conduct regular tire maintenance to ensure that traction, stability, and anti-lock braking systems are functioning properly. The tire pressure should be checked at least twice a month during the summer months and more frequently during the winter months. … Read More

Co-operative Driving

Co-operative driving may be defined as the practice while driving of anticipating the behaviours of other road users while respecting and sharing the road in a safe and considerate manner. It is about gathering information from what you can see and making decisions based on that information, while following the rules of the road.   The actions of a co-operative driver … Read More

Reporting a Collision in Ontario

With winter driving conditions approaching, it is important to leave space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Even with a space cushion, collisions can occur. If you experience a collision in Ontario, you must report a collision if any of the following conditions apply: If the damage to all the vehicles involved is over $2000. If someone … Read More

Winter Safety Kit

Now that the winter months are approaching, it is a good idea to equip your vehicle with a winter safety kit. Weather can be unpredictable in Ontario so it is best to make sure your kit has items that can help in inclement weather or if you experience a road emergency.   Blanket Small snow shovel Flashlight with extra batteries … Read More

Overdriving Your Headlights

Many people don’t understand what the term ‘overdriving your headlights’ means. Our goal is to help you understand that term. As our daylight hours are getting shorter by the day (December 21st is the shortest day with only 8 hours, 55 minutes, and 44 seconds of daylight) vs. (June 21st, longest daylight hours, 15 hours, 26 minutes, 33 seconds of daylight), … Read More

Daylight Saving Tips

As daylight saving time ends, our evening rush hour will be darker. Drivers will be driving more in the dark and as a result, the rate of pedestrian accidents increases. It is important to make sure you concentrate on the driving task and keep scanning for pedestrians as they are harder to see in the dark. As drivers, we need … Read More