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Overlooked car safety tips for your growing family

Whether you are driving by yourself or with a van packed full of kids, getting to your destination safety is the utmost priority. Now what if we told you that you were overlooking some safety precautions that would increase your family’s safety? 

Here are vital tips for the vehicle that will help your growing family stay safe on the road.

  

When to move your child to the next seating level

How to be a safe driver – and pedestrian this winter

With the sun setting earlier in the day and the unpredictability of the weather, it can be difficult for drivers to see people walking near or on the sides of the road. The onus should be on both parties to effectively do their parts to ensure the utmost safety.

Here are three things for both drivers and pedestrians to do in order to help prevent an accident before it happens.

The battle for cyclist space in downtown Toronto

Toronto is the type of metropolitan hotbed that boasts many modes of transportation to zip around town. When the weather is nice – and even when it’s not, Torontonians still take to their bicycles to get them from point A to B. With the massive influx of people, there is a perennial battle for space between cyclists and cars – and cyclists are forced into downtown traffic by cars parking to the side of the road all the time.

5 cold-winter woes that will leave you stranded

As we enjoy the last nibble of fall’s mellow temperatures, our gaze can’t help but look to the impending weather to come (especially after last year’s below freezing winter.) One of the biggest challenges facing Canadians is the struggle to get around town when there is a massive blanket of white covering the city.

Here are 5 of the worst winter woes that plague commuters everywhere, and how you can plan ahead for them.

Toronto police launch holiday RIDE program

Toronto police will crack down on all types of impaired driving over the holiday season during the annual festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that started on November 19th.

They are reminding drivers to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about their transportation. They urge everyone to never drive impaired, to discourage others from doing so, and to call 911 if necessary if they see a suspected drunk driver on the road.

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