Q: ‘Left Turn Arrow Delayed’ Road Sign

Question Time! Question: Is it legal to make a left turn, when clear, if it says ‘Turning vehicles delayed arrow’?   ‘Left Turns Delayed’ I’m not sure how to answer this other than to say this is merely a friendly yellow sign that offers you some additional information, basically to keep your impatience in check in my opinion,  😆  … Whether it is …

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Useful Tips To Teach Your Teen To Drive

By Dave Herron   If you are approaching that time in life when you are facing the prospect of teaching your teenager to drive, you are facing a daunting task. You will need to start preparing early; very early! These steps will be useful in teaching your teen to drive safely: Understand the problem Model your driving behavior Get some refresher …

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Manual Transmission – How To Drive Stick Shift

By Kevin Nicholson  Scared about learning to drive manual? Just got a new car with manual and are having a hard time learning how to drive it? This guide will get you started. First rule of driving manual transmissions: When you are unsure what to do, PUSH THE CLUTCH IN. Nothing bad will happen as long as the clutch is …

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Too Much Honking Even For a Goose

By Alan Sidorov  |    It seems there are two kinds of drivers, those who use their car horns sparingly and those whose fingers never seem to leave the noisemaker buttons. I readily admit to preferring the former over the latter. It’s not that the horn doesn’t have its uses, such as alerting an inattentive driver that he or she is about …

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Is Your Child Buckled Up and Safe to Go?

Is Your Child Buckled Up and Safe to Go?   Deaths resulting from people not wearing seat belts rose from 34 in 2014 to 42 in 2015 across Ontario. Despite strict legislation it continues to be a problem across Canada including in BC. South of the border, 35% of under-13s who die in car accidents were not wearing seat belts. …

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Autopilot Is No Excuse to Stop Paying Attention!

  If you’re someone interested in cars, technology or both, you’re probably aware of the recent hype surrounding the autopilot feature many luxury cars are offering. It claims to park cars automatically and reduce the input required of drivers to a minimum during the long highways drives many commuters dread. How confident should you feel trusting your safety to a …

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Always use headlights in tunnels

Ever noticed the sign on the highway advising you to turn on your headlights thru the tunnel? This is not necessarily so your lights may illuminate the road for you, perhaps more so that vehicles behind you can still see you, especially if they are still driving with their sunglasses on (take them off!). If the traffic suddenly stops for …

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5 way stop

  The 5 way stop works exactly like the 4-way stop (and the 3 way stop, and the All-Way stop).     That means: Whoever stops first, should go first. If you stop at the same time: Yield to the vehicle on your right Left turns yield to right turns Left turns yield to straight thru traffic When unsure, use courtesy.

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