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Motorcycles are back!

It’s spring and motorcycles are back! However, with the mild winter we have had, in some locations, they haven’t left. Drivers now have to get used to seeing us on the road again. Recognizing that…



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Properly Installed Car Seats

March is occupant restraint safety month and one of the most important aspects of this is having properly installed car seats for infants, toddlers and young children. It is the driver of the vehicle who…


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How to avoid rear end collisions

It is really quite easy to avoid rear end collisions. Despite this fact, of the 7058 reportable injury collisions in Alberta in 2014, 3457 were the result of following too close. Most drivers are taught…


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Distracted Driving

According to police forces around the country, distracted driving is now at epidemic proportions. Distracted driving is now the new impaired driving causing as many or more deaths than drinking and driving. Behaviour modification isn’t…


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Dangers of the Parallel Park

The greatest fear of many students preparing for their class five GDL road test is the dreaded parallel park. This maneuver isn’t that difficult and certainly isn’t dangerous. Despite this, parallel parking still insights fear…



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Dangers of Fatigued Driving

We hear about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving but we don’t hear about the dangers of fatigued driving nearly as often. How serious is fatigued driving? According to the Canada Safety Council, “fatigue…


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Fine for Texting

Recently the fine for texting and driving in Alberta has increased. The fine has gone from $172 to $287 and, as of January 1, 2016, three demerit points have also been added. Other provinces have…