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Category: Road Sage

Each week in his Globe and Mail humour column Andrew Clark writes about the good and bad in driving. Well… mostly the bad.

April 20, 2017
Stunt Drivers Need Stunt School

Stunt driving is a lot like making love. If you do it in the proper environment, it can be a beautiful, transcendent experience. If you do it in public, however, it looks stupid and can be dangerous.

March 27, 2017
In Praise of British Drivers

Statistically, Brits make good drivers. In 2015, for instance, 30,000 Americans (population: 320 million) were killed in driving accidents compared with only 2,000 in Britain (population: 64.7 million). Last year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car conducted its annual driving survey and asked British motorists who the best drivers in Europe were. The British voted themselves, which sounds predictable, except that they normally pick the Germans.

March 20, 2017
The New Dog Smell

One thing most of us neglect to consider when getting a dog is the smell – specifically, what dogs can do to the interior of a vehicle. People love dogs, but not too many are enamoured with the effect a pungent pooch can have…

April 24, 2016
Minivan = Uncool

You cannot make being a dad cool. It’s impossible. That includes, in the case of the Pacifica, making being uncool hip.

April 15, 2016
I Like Big Buttons and I Cannot Lie

We are getting rid of buttons so we can have touchscreens that feel like buttons.

Orange is in.
March 28, 2016
Go Mango or Go Home

Orange is back. Orange you glad you can buy an orange car?

February 22, 2016
Last Minute Lane Change? Don’t risk it.

There is a little-known law, one that holds sway over all motorists regardless of what sort of car they drive, what kind of driver they are or how much money they have. It’s the called the “Law of the Missed Exit.”

January 28, 2016
In Praise of the Family Run Garage

In an age of ever-expanding conglomerates it’s good to know that there are still family-run garages.

Man walking on winter sidewalk
January 21, 2016
When it comes to crosswalks, the onus for safety must be on the driver

Whenever I feel the urge to put my life on the line, to feel exposed, vulnerable and in extreme jeopardy, I simply put on my shoes, take a walk around my neighbourhood and use a few of our local crosswalks.

December 2, 2015
Other Innovations

It’s November and that means everyone who is anyone in the automotive sector is in sunny southern California for the Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs until the end of November. Automakers from around the Globe have descended on the City of Angels and…