Saturday, January 31, 2009

Winter driver's ed info from Cassandra

Thank you very much for sending this Cassandra:

I found some schools local to Edmonton:

City of Edmonton
Winter Driving Courses

Winter Driving Course
This course offers students and seasoned drivers highlights of driving in the winter months.

Each student will be given the opportunity to perform at least 8 maneuvers:

Hand positioning
Eye lead time
Seat positioning
Emergency braking
Skid recovery

For more information:

3rd Floor, Westwood Facility
12404 - 107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Telephone 780-496-6464

I think I'll phone there on Monday and see if they have any flyers.
Funny, how one can live here for decades and not have heard of winter driving ed. while one hears of road deaths every day. People are so clued out still, they think they have things covered with "all seasons" tires.

Someone told me the other day there are over 400 traffic fatalities in Alberta every year. And how many people live here? Three million only. I'm sure the rate is much higher around here with the road to Ft. McMurray and all the truck traffic to the industry.

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