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What to Look for in a Driving School

Shayraz Khan
dateJanuary 3, 2015

Beginner driver education (BDE) is an important part of the graduated licensing system in Ontario. Choosing a reputable driving school is important as no compromises should be made on safety. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if a certain school is the right fit for you, your child, or your relative. The first factor to check is whether a driving school is approved by the Ministry of Transportation. It is crucial for a driving school to be ministry-approved — otherwise, you do not get benefits such as a shortened waiting period between the written test and first road test... View Article

The Importance of Winter Tires

Shayraz Khan
dateNovember 8, 2014

With the winter season approaching, it is very important to install a set of winter tires for your vehicle. According to a publication by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), winter tires improve the acceleration, braking, and handling performance of vehicles in snowy conditions. Despite the clear benefits of switching summer or all-season tires for winter tires as the season approaches, only 47% of Ontario drivers claimed to use winter tires during an online poll by Ipsos Reid in 2010. The factors that may stop a driver from using winter tires include the cost of purchasing another set of tires, lack... View Article

The World’s Worst Cities for Traffic Congestion

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateJanuary 12, 2014

Toronto, or at least the GTA, has to be included in any list looking at the world’s most traffic congested cities, right? Not so, according to INRIX, a software company which provides a variety of Internet and mobile applications and services that deal with traffic and driver issues. As they indicate on their website, “with increasing amounts of data and cutting edge analytics techniques, we now have the data and tools required to adequately analyze and address [the] issues” regarding congestion. INRIX has developed methods for interpreting its real-time traffic data to establish monthly and annual averages of travel patterns... View Article

MADD’s Project Ribbon Campaign

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateOctober 17, 2013

Near and dear to all of our hearts here at Tomorrow’s Drivers is MADD’s Project Ribbon Campaign. Started over 25 years ago and held every year – beginning in November – it helps raise public awareness for safe and sober driving. MADD targets the busy party season of Christmas and New Year’s in its bid to raise awareness. You have probably seen the red ribbons attached to car antennas and doors, as well as purses and key chains. These red ribbons symbolize the fight against a disease still quite prevalent in today’s society: drunk driving. According to MADD’s website, every... View Article

The Longest Street in the World

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateSeptember 25, 2013

    Raise your hand if you believe that Ontario’s own Yonge Street is the longest street in the world. I sure did. And I am pretty sure I have repeated this truth to a few of my friends from different countries around the world as well. But like almost anything else you are told outside of school, you must verify things you hear. In this day and age of the Internet, there is no reason – outside of sheer laziness – not to verify so-called “facts” we overhear. After conducting some research, it has come to my attention that... View Article

How Can a Driving Education Course Save You Money? ($$$$)

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateAugust 11, 2013

    Car insurance for new drivers can be shockingly expensive. Adding a teenage girl can cause your premiums to double while adding a boy can increase your rates three times over. However, there are ways to find affordable car insurance for new drivers that reduces the amount you have to pay. Driving safely is a combination of experience, muscle memory and technique. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that you can learn driving techniques that will help reduce the chance of an accident. Many insurance companies extend discounts if a new driver – especially a teenage one... View Article

The Ins and Outs of Ontario’s Graduated Driving System

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateJuly 29, 2013

June 6th, 1994. That is when Ontario’s new graduated licensing system came into force. The regulations defined two new classes for new drivers wishing to possess an Ontario driver’s license. Although the province’s G1, G2 and G licensing system has been around for almost 20 years, it might be a bit daunting for a 16-year-old high school student or a middle-aged recent immigrant to Ontario to understand the nuts and bolts of such a process. As we will see, it really isn’t all that hard to comprehend if you know the rules and regulations. Useful links in order for your... View Article

Driving is a Privilege, Not a Right.

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateJuly 15, 2013

  If I had a dime for every time I heard my father utter that phrase to me when I was younger, I’d sure have a lot of dimes. The point is that I am finally able to admit (begrudgingly) that he was right. Driving is something that most of us take for granted, but according to the statistics, taking it seriously could end up saving countless lives across Canada. Transport Canada’s 2009 Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics report that there were 2,209 people killed and 172,883 people injured in road crashes in Canada during 2009 (the most recent... View Article

Tips on Safe Driving

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateJune 24, 2013

  Has it been an eternity since you were in driving school? About to take the G2 road test? Follow these tips and increase the confidence in your driving abilities. Keep Your Hands on the Wheel Place all ten fingers on the steering wheel. Wrap them firmly around it, positioned at around 9 and 3 o’clock (think of a clock that is in front your face and touch the 9 and 3); keep them there while you drive Adjust and use mirrors always adjust the rearview mirror so you can see behind you and make sure the windshield is not... View Article

York Region’s Travel Alert App

Tomorrow's Drivers
dateJune 4, 2013

The Region of York has an app that alerts motorists to unexpected traffic delays and notifies them when they enter Community Safety Zones and reductions in speed limits. Some of the features: you can find and save routes you use everyday that will monitor traffic issues at all times, as well as up to 20 km ahead of your current street location you can use the “Report Traffic” button to report traffic issues to other users there are real-time audio alerts of any unexpected traffic issues you can receive push notifications of major traffic incidents around the GTA on your... View Article