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Are you a commuter or someone who drives in heavy traffic often? Then this video will definitely give you a new perspective on your driving style. You may just notice that how you keep space on the road will have both savings and safety benefits.
More green driving and road safety tips can be found here from driving school Young Drivers of Canada.
Parents everywhere are gearing up for back to school. This video is a great reminder for drivers on what to look out for in school zones and what speeds should really be driven.
Reducing speed in school zones has been proven to help prevent crashes and reduce the severity of pedestrian injuries. Kids are excited with the hustle and bustle of back to school and may run out onto the road. Drivers need to be prepared and scan under parked cars for the feet of children who could potentially dart out into traffic.
Remember that children are particularly vulnerable to pedestrian injuries. According to Transport Canada, 29% of child pedestrians younger than 14 years of age were killed crossing at intersections with no traffic control. The decisions that need to happen to proceed safely can exceed their cognitive, physical, sensory and auditory development.
School is in so make sure to drive safely on the road ahead this back to school season!
In 1.3 seconds, a car from oncoming traffic could veer into your lane. In a split second, you need to make the right decision that will help you drive to survive. Driving school Young Drivers of Canada https://www.yd.com includes driving lessons that teach drivers how to avoid a head on collision and other life saving emergency maneuvers.
Read a first hand account about a true head on collision tragedy that was avoided and the defensive driving steps used that kept this woman safe.
This is a great video. There is no clearer explanation of why drivers should back into their driveway. Backovers are a tragic problem where children are injured or worse in their own driveways.
Please watch and share this information on how a change in habits can help make our roads and families safer.
To find out more, read this insightful Globe and Mail article entitled “Backover” Accidents a Hidden Problem in Canada
If you want a smooth drive for your commute or road trip this summer, it is best to plan your route before you leave the driveway. Give yourself enough time to reach your destination and factor in this road safety video and tips to help better your route and fuel economy:
1. Construction Cues – There is no shortage of construction on the roads this summer. Make sure to check for road closures ahead of time so you don’t get surprised or stressed out by the delays when you hit that part of the road. No one wants to be caught in traffic unnecessarily and it never hurts to avoid construction areas whenever possible.
2. Rush Hour Rush – Even in the summer there is rush hour. There are people heading to cottages and day trips to be had. Think about how busy the roads are going to be the time of day you plan to leave and factor that into your route.
3. Turn it Around – Did you know that making a left turn is riskier than making a right? We have to make them, but as a driver we can decide which turns are safer than others. It helps to find the left turns at traffic lights that are at wider intersections where your visibility is improved or plan your route to include advanced traffic lights which also help reduce risk.