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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

Back to School Road Safety

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!

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August 26, 2013 · 6:41 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

Conversation on Backover Issue in Canada

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

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August 2, 2013 · 8:06 pm

Summer driving lessons that saves lives

With summer upon us, drivers need to be alert and mindful of school zones and park areas where kids will surely be enjoying the outdoors. Please watch this great video for tips on what drivers can do to help keep our kids safe this summer.

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June 13, 2013 · 9:07 pm

Safest Following Distance on the Road

An important key to better driving is knowing how to keep space on the road. If you have the optimal space around your vehicle, this will help you to have somewhere to go if a car comes up too fast behind you. How far should you be from the car ahead of you? This video breaks it down to the second.

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April 8, 2013 · 7:11 pm