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Defensive Driving

What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving is driving with the knowledge of specific rules that allow you to reach our destination avoiding accidents, despite the actions of others and adverse conditions. It’s a positive approach to driving, which means keeping control of your safety in your own hands, taking into account all the possible risks that arise when driving and the way to avoid them.

This type of driving is based, mainly, on the driver to drive attentive to the mistakes of others, without ever reaching aggression or violence.

Drive Safely

How can I drive safer?

1. Be aware of possible danger:

Think of all the possible dangerous situations you will have to face, for example: the driver in front of you might hot the breaks suddenly, if it’s raining, it will take your car a longer distance to come to a complete stop, a distracted pedestrian might cross the road without noticing you.

2. Understand what to do as a defence:

There are definite ways to deal with specific driving situations. never tailgate a vehicle, if the car in front of you suddenly stops, you will have change of stop smoothly without a collision.  Allow yourself a longer braking distance when raining. Always be aware of pedestrians and try to predict if they will cross the street suddenly.

3. It takes practice!

This might sound like a lot of information, but no worries, defensive driving is an skill, and you need to practice it every-time you are behind the wheel, in no time you will notice that you are more receptive and it’s easier to focus on driving and paying attention at your surroundings at the same time. You can do it!

Car Crash

If you feel that you need help with defensive driving, contact us. At Bolland Driving school, we make sure that from day one, our students practice Defensive Driving skills, we can also help you to control road rage and stay in calm in stressful situations.

Modern Training Cars

Unlike other driving schools (You know which ones 😉) Our student cars are new, clean, modern and free of smoke. Bolland Driving Solutions is really a high class driving school where you have the unique learning opportunity to drive one of these amazing training cars. Our fleet include some of the following cars for your training:

Toyota Prius Hybrid

Toyota CHR 2020

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Are you afraid of driving in winter?

Winter is coming, and you may have been thinking: “Well, I won’t be able to drive my car now.”.

WRONG. We perfectly know how different it is to drive in snow, mud and black ice and how dangerous it can be. But that’s one of the reasons why we are experts on teaching winter driving skills. We have been doing this for decades. You will be ready to drive like a true professional, stay safe and continue with your daily life without having to leave your car behind.

And how can we achieve this? It’s a fact that cold season brings an increase in road accidents, even when drivers had taken driving lessons they usually take them in summer when there is no snow. This is why some people don’t know how to drive in harsh climates like winter, because yes, it’s different a very different experience driving on a clean road than on a slippery one where it’s hard to see.

So now you know, even if you already know how to drive or if you are new at this, you must take driving lessons in winter. This is the best way to keep yourself and others safe!

Learn to Drive a Stick Shift

How to drive a stick shift? If you are looking to learn how to drive a manual car in the Annapolis Valley, Halifax or anywhere in Nova Scotia keep reading!  😀

Lets start with some definitions:

What is a Transmission? In Mechanics, Transmission is referred to a machine which provides controlled application of the power. When you hear the term 5-speed transmission it refers simply to the gearbox that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device

What is a Gear stick? Also known as gear lever, gearshift or shifter is a metal lever attached to the shift assembly in an automobile transmission. Early automobiles used manual transmissions which required the driver to select the gears by manually operating this gear stick and clutch (which is usually a foot pedal).

What is a Clutch? is a device that connect and disconnect two rotating shafts, therefore engaging or disengaging power transmission. In a torque-controlled drill, for instance, one shaft is driven by a motor and the other drives a drill chuck. The clutch connects the two shafts so they may be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), locked together but spinning at different speeds (slipping), or unlocked and spinning at different speeds (disengaged).

At Bolland Driving School, you can learn to apply this knowledge in one of our Hyundai Velosters, a modern training car with manual transmission. The 30 minute stick shift class is included in our Gold Plus Program and it will show you the Basics of start and stop in a quiet parking lot and other advanced driving techniques. Register now as spots are limited and filling fast.