EYEBALLING YOUR RIDE by Nick Nicholson

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There are times during your driving career where you will be required to drive through narrow spaces. They can be unnerving to the novice and sometimes, even the experienced driver. Most common instances usually involve construction barriers and equipment sticking out into the lane on either side ahead of you. One of the early secrets … Continue reading EYEBALLING YOUR RIDE by Nick Nicholson

BOOM – Gasoline / Static Spark

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In most cases, the majority of family automobiles today still run on gasoline. Gasoline is a highly flammable substance when it vaporizes. I'm sure you have observed from time to time, particularly in hot weather, visible vapours rising from the area where the filler hose fits into the gas tank spout. Gasoline is a relatively … Continue reading BOOM – Gasoline / Static Spark

Thinking Safety by Nick Nicholson

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If you follow along with my regular posts you'll find that my recommendations often use the words "think safety". What does that mean or, more to the point, how is it done? Our brains work in similar but often, very different ways. A lot of it comes from the experiences we have dealt with in … Continue reading Thinking Safety by Nick Nicholson

ARE YOU SATISFIED? by Nick Nicholson

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I hope by now, you've satisfied yourself that you, your vehicle, and conditions make it reasonable to head out onto the road. YOU, by the way, are the one person you must satisfy before driving. The millions of people out there won't be concerned about you until you're the one about to cause THEM a … Continue reading ARE YOU SATISFIED? by Nick Nicholson

PREPARATION – YOUR NEXT STEP by Nick Nicholson

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How good a driver are you? So, (from my last post) you've considered some of the preparations we should take before moving our vehicle but, are you finally ready to start actually driving? So: "Drivers ....... start your engines." Oops! There are still lots of things to do. Make sure your glass is clean. Get … Continue reading PREPARATION – YOUR NEXT STEP by Nick Nicholson

YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR PREPARATION ALLOWS! by Nick Nicholson

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How good a driver are you? So, (from my last post) you've considered some of the hazards your health and the vehicle present for you but, where do you start analyzing your thinking when it comes to actually driving? Whether you're going to the grocery store or right across the continent, there are certain things … Continue reading YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR PREPARATION ALLOWS! by Nick Nicholson

GOOD DRIVER? – ANALYZE YOUR THINKING by Nick Nicholson

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How good a driver are you? So, (from my last post) you've considered some of the hazards other drivers present for you but, where do you start analyzing your own thinking when it comes to driving? The very first thing that is always to be considered is YOU! Without you, whatever vehicle you're about to … Continue reading GOOD DRIVER? – ANALYZE YOUR THINKING by Nick Nicholson

HOW GOOD A DRIVER ARE YOU?

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You've all heard the expression "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink". That sort of says it all when it comes to persuading people to improve their own driving skills, especially when the results are for their own good. Most of the motorized population give very little thought to … Continue reading HOW GOOD A DRIVER ARE YOU?

DANGER: ELDERLY OFF-ROAD DRIVERS

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In my last post, talking pedestrians and cyclists, I made reference to "strange possibilities" and to take evasive action to avoid in any circumstance. We have a new and growing breed of driver out there that may be considered one of those "strange possibilities". They are the elderly, off-road mobility scooter drivers and sad to … Continue reading DANGER: ELDERLY OFF-ROAD DRIVERS

PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS

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Recently, Metropolitan Toronto Police were very concerned as they had experienced eight pedestrian and bicycle collisions in one morning. The news media were blaming the autumn darkness and inclement weather. Surprise folks. Autumn and winter come around every year. City life has its own hazards. High concentrations of people and traffic, all pushing the limits … Continue reading PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS