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Continue the Conversation on Our New Driving Blog

Continue the Conversation on Our New Driving Blog

Follow and share with us everything driving at our new blog http://www.yd.com/blog See you there!

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January 16, 2014 · 6:21 pm

Contest Alert! WIN 1 of 12 Winter Driving Packages

Contest Alert! WIN 1 of 12 Winter Driving Packages that include Online Tutorial AND In-Car Driving Lessons. ENTER TODAY –>…www.ydwinterdriving.com

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Exploring Private School Education Options at the Halton-Peel and Toronto Private School Expos

Article by:  Erin McLaughlin for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.

Are you searching for the best school for your child? Don’t miss the upcoming Our Kids Halton-Peel Private School Expo on October 20th, 2013, Toronto Private School Expo on October 26th, 2013, and Vancouver Private School Expo on November 17th, 2013.

At the Expos families are able to speak exclusively with school staff and education experts, plus get answers to all of their questions about private school education. Intended for parents who value education and want the best for their kids, these events feature the very best private schools across Canada and internationally.

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This year’s Expos include information seminars on  “How to Choose a School” and “Financial Advice: How to Pay for Private School” where families will be able to ask questions at the Q&A sessions and meet with school representatives and current students to get an inside view of each school.

What attending families have said:

  • “I found the information sessions so valuable! They really answered my questions and relieved some of my stresses. And, the fact that I could directly and personally ask questions after the sessions was fantastic.” — Parent of prospective student
  • “I was surprised to meet with the Heads of the schools. They were so friendly and approachable; really knowledgeable too.” — Parent of prospective student
  • “I know what to do next. Making this choice is important to me and my family so I wanted to participate and I’m glad I did.” — Parent of prospective student

Don’t miss the Our Kids Halton-Peel and Toronto Private School Expos, a quick and efficient way of learning about private education. Bring the whole family and explore your private school opportunities together!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get FREE admission valid for a family of four compliments of Young Drivers of Canada using the promocode “YDC” when you register here: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/register.php

Halton-Peel Private School Expo
Location: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6P8
Date: Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Contact: 1-877-272-1845 (toll free) or info@ourkids.net

Toronto Private School Expo
Location: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2J5
Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Time: 11:00 to 3:00 pm
Contact: 1-877-272-1845 (toll free) or info@ourkids.net

Vancouver Private School Expo
Location: The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
Date: Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Contact: 1-877-272-1845 (toll free) or info@ourkids.net

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Driving to Keep Space

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.

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September 20, 2013 · 8:51 pm

How to Avoid A Head On Crash

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.

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August 20, 2013 · 7:23 pm

Why Drivers Fail the Road Test

Road tests are in place to check a driver`s driving skills in the vehicle and in traffic. You will be tested on your ability to follow the rules of the road and safe driving practices.

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Top reasons people fail their driving test in Canada are: 

Breaking the Law – If you violate any driving law, you can be disqualified.  The two most common offences are speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign.  When it comes to speeding, a driving examiner is fully within their right to disqualify you if you are over the speed limit so keep an eye on the speedometer.  Failure to stop at a stop sign is also a common mistake.  Learn to come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign.  Make sure to check that it is safe to proceed before doing so.

Lack of Confidence – Excessive hesitation while driving on the road and constantly second guessing yourself is an issue.  If this is a repeating pattern during the examination, it can springboard into other mistakes such as failure to recognize right of way yourself.  If you start asking the driver examiner how to do things, like “Do I have to signal?”, this is a dead giveaway.  One thing is nerves, but your performance needs to showcase advanced knowledge and driving skills.  Passing a road test is important to many drivers but don`t forget so is driving safely and defensively.

Too many errors – If you make wide turns, use jerky steering or heavy braking, fail to take your right of way or even drive too slow.

Dangerous action – You could fail a road test if you force another road user to take a defensive action to avoid a collision.  What does this mean? If you pull out when you don`t have enough room or time, or cut off a driver when you try to do a lane change or even make a left turn and force a car into oncoming traffic to take an evasive action, these would be considered dangerous actions.  Avoid them.

Crash – Instant fail.  Keep in mind that you can be failed for a collision you didn`t have but the examiner stopped from happening.  If the examiner had to physically, verbally or even reach over to grab the steering wheel to avoid a collision, this could lead to a driving test fail.

Your performance during your driving test will tell you whether you need more training or practice.  To help you prepare for your driving test and to learn about the Collisionfree! Approach to Driving contact our well-known driving school, Young Drivers of Canada.

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Is it an accident or a collision?

**Statistics show that more than 90% of collisions are caused by driver error. Young Drivers teaches our students how to watch out for other drivers errors – mistakes that often result in collisions that could have been prevented. Thank you Scott Marshall for this great post. If we stop using the word accident when it comes to collisions, maybe it will help make our roads safer.**

The Safe Driver

DSC00131We’ve grown up hearing how at times words can be hurtful. I’m sure we’ve all said things that we may regret later in life. We’ve also said things that essentially mean very little. I think it’s all about how you take what’s been said. To some people, words mean very little. They’re just words. To other people, they have a meaning; a belief.

In the media we often hear about MVA’s; motor vehicle accidents. Whether it’s a single vehicle only or multiple vehicles involved. The word that is constantly miss-used is ‘accident’. It’s not an accident that a single vehicle crashed into a tree or did a roll over. It was a crash or a collision. The driver made a poor decision. When two or more vehicles crashed it was no accident, it was also a crash or a collision. What’s the difference? Lots.

It’s part of a belief really…

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