Retirement from Driving

Retired PosterI got into my car the other day and got to thinking that there will be a time when I will lose my freedom and independence from driving.

How will I know when it is time to retire from driving? I don't want it to be sudden as a result of a crash that may hurt others as well as myself. What can my family do to help with the decision on my abilities? Here are some resources for support with the Retirement Discussion.. Need an update on your current ability to drive? ICBC has a  Practice and Refresher Test to try. Find out what is available as alternative transportation by Planning Ahead.

Leaving Children in a Hot Car

On average, there is a child who has died from exposure after being left unattended in a vehicle, every year. One wonders how this tragedy could happen?

Cars can get hot very quickly. A study by General Motors of Canada found that within 20 minutes in a previously air conditioned small car exposed to the sun on a 25C day exceeded 50C within 40 minutes.

Recently a mother recounted what happened to her. Luckily, her story had a happy ending.

Here are some tips to help prevent a child from unknowingly being left in a vehicle: