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Welcome to the Carrot blog, where we’ll give you the lowdown on things like changes to driving laws, tips for staying safe on the road, and other issues that concern new drivers.

With Christmas around the bend and gift spending going up, knowing how you and your young driver can save money can be a breath of fresh air!

What often runs through the mind of a parent of a new driver is this: “how can I help my teen’s driving improve, so I don’t have to worry whenever he or she is behind the wheel?”

It looks like Alberta’s driving tests are getting a new look.

If you want to get good at anything, it takes practice. But driving is a different animal because it involves people’s safety. Heel and toe, shoulder check, and giving the 3-4 seconds of space for the car ahead are ways.

“I bet you can’t make it through that stoplight in time”
“Why are you going so slow?”
“One more drink won’t be a problem”

We’ve entered the #Back2School season for both high school and university students. Student budgets are notorious for being tight for everything from clothes to Kraft Dinners, and especially transportation.

Are you ready for it? As we begin to creep into September and October, everyone is looking forward to Fall: mainly Pumpkin Spice Lattes or jumping around in leaves.

How is your new driver’s reaction time? Is it lightning fast or turtle slow?

Is distracted driving really that big of a deal? As new drivers, we’ve all been told not to check our phones while driving. We probably feel like it won’t hurt to take a quick look at a Snapchat while waiting for the lights to turn green.

 

Parents, have you ever taken driving for granted? Or considered that driving well is an essential skill?