Pedestrians are road users too, so we should incorporate their safety and well-being into everything we talk about when it comes to road safety. Pedestrians have an increased risk of harm, due to the lack of safety features surrounding them like drivers and vehicle passengers have. Road infrastructure is being made safer for pedestrians every year but, even in marked crosswalks and sidewalks, there are high risks to pedestrians that are close to any roadway.
Did you know that an estimated 1 in 5 vehicles on Canadian roads have unfixed or open safety recalls? This means they’ve been deemed unfit to drive by their manufacturers! We’re here to clear up any confusion surrounding vehicle recalls; what they are, how to check if your vehicle has any, what to do, and who pays for the fix.
As we get older, it’s important to keep tabs on our overall well being and driving abilities, as well as the adjustments we can make to ensure we’re both comfortable and safe on the road. Motor vehicle accidents have been found to take a larger toll on our bodies in old age and can sometimes affect us to a degree where we’re no longer able to drive, and we become dependent on others to get us around.
Driving can be a stressful experience. Heavy traffic, speeders, weather conditions, and so many other factors can have an impact on our comfort level behind the wheel. For many of us, the ultimate stress factor behind the wheel is fear of getting into an accident. While most of us have thought about what to do if it happens to us, we don’t often consider what to do if we witness an accident.
"A special “Thank You” to you. From what I was told, you never let my daughter put her guard down. Good for you.
I appreciate all the hard work and dedication you’ve given to my daughter. I will recommend Valley Driving School to as many people as I can.
Again, “Thank You” to everyone. Who knows…maybe my daughter will be back for other types of drivers training ie: motorcycle, standard, or even semi-trucks. Could happen. She ‘loves’ to drive.
"I just wanted to send along a “Thank You” to all of you at Valley Driving School.
This has been a great experience for both my daughter and myself.
The office staff have been wonderful and always willing and able to sort through scheduling that works for us.
It can be a scary world out there driving our streets and now I know my daughter has been taught properly on how to handle those situations.
She’s a confident relaxed driver and I am a confident relaxed passenger/parent."
"We just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the professional and thorough instruction our children received over the last several years.
Both kids' instructors were always punctual, polite and patient, giving our kids the knowledge and confidence to drive well and safely. Both passed their 'N' test on the first try. All dealings with the office staff were pleasant as well.
We would not hesitate to recommend Valley Driving to other parents looking for the right place for their children to learn to drive. Please pass our compliments and thanks to instructor! :)
~The Wilson Family
"I want to thank my great instructor and helping me overcome my fear of driving.
I have failed the test a couple of times before taking lessons with him and frankly, this is the best investment I have done lately.
He helped me become a better driver, (I will always remember: mirror-signal-shoulder check), have confidence in myself and pass my test.
Great job! Thank you!"
I had 5 lessons with my Instructor and he was incredible, clear instructions and always updated on things I needed to do better right when they happened.
It felt like he wanted me to succeed not only because its part of his job, but because he genuinely wanted me to. The cost of the lessons were minimal in comparison to everything I have learned and I passed my road test on my first attempt.
"My instructor is kind and patient.
She made me feel comfortable behind the wheel and shaped me into the N driver I am today.
Everyone at Valley Driving School is really nice and welcoming. Also, the classroom is a good learning environment.
I highly recommend this driving school. Everyone I know got lessons there. :)"