Skills

Information on driving skills.

Eco Driving can also be Safe Driving

Green EarthI almost always check the price of gasoline when I pull onto the highway headed for work each day. An increase in the numbers usually brings a groan and starts me thinking about how to use less. The way I drive my little truck can have a significant influence on how much fuel it uses.

VIDEO - Safe Following Distance

VideoThis video from Young Drivers of Canada shows the safest following distance on the road and how to adjust this distance depending on the road conditions.

ICBC DRIVING TIPS - Driving Smart in Bad Weather

ICBC LogoFor British Columbians, fall has definitely arrived! We're back to rain, ice, snow and low visibility. This month's tip is a repeat from last year, Driving Smart in Bad Weather, which gives important pointers on how you can handle all these weather changes.

Self Preservation

Road RageTwenty years of traffic policing has left me wondering if today is the day that another driver will involve me in a crash. I seem to be asking myself this more and more often as I observe the behaviour of other drivers around me. Driving is probably the largest risk that I take in my life right now.

ICBC - Challenge Your Driving Skills

ICBC LogoDrivers are exposed to 1,320 pieces of information per minute as they approach an intersection. Take the Drive Smart Challenge to learn how rushing can affect your ability behind the wheel.

Using Your Rear View Mirrors

Rearview MirrorMirror, signal, shoulder check, change is the chant that we all know to follow for a successful lane change. We also use our rearview mirrors to give us a better view than our eyes alone when we are backing up. Is this all that mirrors are used for and are these the only times that we use them?

Update Your Driving Skills and Knowledge

Learn to Drive Smart Manual coverHow long has it been since you read the manual that new drivers study to prepare for their first driver's license? Why bother you say? You've been driving for years and know it all. I wish I could say that!

VIDEO - Top 12 Tips for Defensive Driving

VideoMeet Nia, who presents her top 12 tips for defensive driving. The video runs for 4 minutes and 29 seconds and was funded by the US insurance firm Allstate as part of their Vehicle Vibes series.

SKILLS - Take the Virtual Road Test

IBC LogoThe Insurance Bureau of Canada's web site contains a virtual road test to see how multi-tasking affects your reaction time.

Blind Faith

Green LightI watched the driver on either side of me this morning on my way to work. We were stopped waiting for a red light and I could see that both of them were totally focused on the that light. Neither one of them moved their heads and immediately started off when the light turned green. What a wonderful example of blind faith!

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