How to Practice Defensive Driving

When you’re behind the wheel, it’s important that you follow the rules of the road. You should also drive defensively, which means anticipating potential hazards. But how do you practice defensive driving? These tips should help you become a better defensive driver.

Stay alert and avoid distractions. To drive defensively, you need to be aware of your surroundings. That means you shouldn’t drive when you’re not alert, so avoid any possible distractions. This includes your phone, radio, or eating while driving.

Keep a safe following distance. You need plenty of space between you and the car in front of you so you can stop with enough space to avoid a collision. Consider following the three-second rule. It should take you at least three seconds to catch up with them if they come to a full stop. Increase this time to six seconds if it’s nighttime or if there’s bad weather.

Drive at a safe speed. Speed limits exist to keep you safe. Staying within this range will allow you to anticipate potential hazards easily.

Check your mirrors. Being aware of your surroundings is imperative to defensive driving. Continually check your mirrors so you know where pedestrians, other vehicles, and other obstacles are at all times.

The vehicles at High River Toyota have many safety tools installed to help you become a safer driver.

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition Goes Dark

The Toyota Corolla is the brand’s best-selling model. It’s been in the Canadian market for more than 50 years, offering spunky performance, sporty style, and innovative technologies.

For the 2020 model year, the Corolla wants to show off its dark side. Toyota recently announced the 2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition, the newest styling that offers an intimidating silhouette for the compact car.

This head-turning version will come with blacked-out badging all around, while also boasting a black grille surround and black-painted rocker panels. The black side mirrors will have integrated turn signals and will also be heated and power-adjustable. Other black accents will be noticeable on the window trim, door handles, rear spoiler, and lower diffuser area.

Blacked-out 18-inch alloy wheels will complete the Nightshade package, along with a black roof-mounted shark fin antenna. You can opt for this model in one of three exterior colours: Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, or Black Sand Pearl.

The Corolla is the fourth Toyota model to offer a Nightshade Edition. The 4Runner, Highlander, and Sienna are also available with these blacked-out accents. Toyota has yet to release the

Corolla Nightshade Edition’s Canadian price tag, but we should expect to get more information on this soon. Until then, you can find other versions of the Corolla here at High River Toyota