I have had my driver’s license for more years than many of my friends have been alive! They did things differently in the olden days, though. I learned how to drive with my mother and father, and then I went to take a test. I passed it, I got my license, and I’ve been driving ever since. I went to driving school in Wiinepeg because I wanted to lower my insurance costs, and that’s a good way to do it.

I was actually glad to go to the driving school in Winnipeg. Although I had been doing everything correctly, just because most of driving is a matter of common sense, I still learned a lot. For example, I learned that, if you don’t use your turn indicator, you can actually get a ticket. I always use mine simply because it’s courteous to let other people know what I’m going to do, and because it’s safer.

Our instructor at the driving school in Winnipeg was excellent. He was very blunt and direct because he wanted us to understand the seriousness of what it means to be a responsible driver. At one point, he addressed me and said, “Ma’am, tell these folks how roads have changed since you started driving.” I told them what they already knew. Today there are distractions from huge billboards to people who text while driving. It’s definitely important to watch out for the other drivers around us, and I was reminded of that at driving school in Winnipeg.