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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.

Winter is upon us.

It’s the time of year when everyone’s feeling festive and asking one another questions like, “have you put on your winter tires yet?” Ah, to be Canadian.

Every new driver is a little different.

Remember when you were taught to stop and look both ways before crossing the street? Well, now that you’re a driver, those same rules still apply.

We’ve all got bad driving habits, but as our kids grow up and learn to drive, it’s time we nip those habits in the bud - fast! It’s also important to remember that new drivers absorb tons of information by watching your every move.

When buying a car, it’s easy for you to be drawn to a model’s exciting colour, fuel efficiency and even the smaller details like seat fabric.

Like rushing out the door and forgetting your lunch, school zones are often missed – especially when some drivers don’t know when the hours are in effect.

Remember when you started riding your bike without training wheels (or at least without falling)? Moving from your probationary Class 5 licence to being fully licenced is a similar process.

It’s easy to think that you can see everything around you while driving, but you can’t avoid what you can’t see, and blind spots are no exception whether new or experienced drivers are behind the wheel.