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DriveTest Ontario: How to Pass Your G (and G2) Road Tests

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Guest Blog: On the Stock Market and Investor Panic

General stocks The stock market has taken a large chunk of the news recently. The inverted yield curve has captured the public's attention feeding into investors fears about an impending recession. 
While there is reason to fear an economic downturn at some point in the near future, there is really not much to fear on the short-term at least. First, consider this. The US macroeconomic picture is very strong - low unemployment, record company profits, and low inflation. To top it off, a low interest rate (and in a historic context, a very low interest rate at that) means investors will have few options to park their money aside from bonds. As Janet Yellen pointed out, the inverted curve is likely a false signal in this case (and it won't be the first, an inverted yield curve in the 60s did not precede a recession).
Another reason we should not panic about this --and it pains me to say it-- is Trump. Part of the way Trump has managed his presidency is creating crisis that he the…

Booking Your DriveTest

We are often asked about the ideal time to book your road test for your driver's licence. We thought we would address that common question in this post.

First, let's start with the basics. You can book your test from the official DriveTest website here. You will need your driver's licence number and expiration date. You will then be presented with the chance to choose your test center and test date.

Location
As we have previously discussed, test centers have variable pass rates. In general, the more rural a center is, the more likely it is people pass their driving test. In fact, many people who fail on multiple tries in urban centers usually try their luck at a more rural center to increase their chances. The reason for discrepancy is likely multifactorial: less traffic, less tricky roads and highways, and a generally more proficient demographic.

When it comes to choosing the center, we firmly believe you should choose the most convenient one for you. Your skills will be a…

Chatham G2 Test Route 2

G2 Road Test Route Maps: Route 2 Before you practice this route, read this article on tips for passing your G road test in Chatham.
There are usually variations on the route taken for your G2 test in Chatham. We have posted the first possible route here
There is also a second route which we offer for G test in Chatham. We offer this route with the GPS coordinates for this center.

Chatham G2 DriveTest Route 1

G2 Road Test Route Maps: Route 1 Before you practice this route, read this article on tips for passing your G road test in Chatham.

It is always a good idea to be familiar with the route taken for your driving test in Chatham. We have posted the map below as well written as directions for the route reported by test-takers. This route is one of the most commonly taken for the exam, but it is possible you might have slight variations on the route. Driving instructors and schools are familiar with the routes and will charge you money to take you there. We figured we'd put them up for free here as a public service. Ultimately, the most important thing you need to do for the Windsor road test is learn how to take a road test regardless of route.

We also offer the same map with GPS coordinates so you can practise as many times as you want. Chatham: Route 1 This map is the G1 exit road test (aka G2 road test) for Chatham: route 1

Can You Pass the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test?

Joining the Canadian forces is a big step! One of the requirements is the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test.

The test is generally administered to test your ability to solve problems, and in combination with your FORCE test, qualify you for active or reserve duty. Scores are usually valid for life, although you certainly could be asked to take it if you change positions and your new position requires a higher score. Cutoff scores for various trades or positions are usually kept secret, but obviously the higher you score, the better it is for your prospects in the forces.

We offer the practice test below with answers, explanation and approach. You can try the test from the link below. Practice test

Windsor G2 Route 2

G2 Road Test Route Maps:Route 2 For the Windsor G2 road test route 1 (G1 exit), click here

There are usually variations on the route taken for your G2 test in Windsor. We have posted the first possible route here
There is also a second route which we offer for G2 test in Windsor. We offer this route with the GPS coordinates for this center.

Windsor G2 Route 1

G2 Road Test Route Maps: Route 1 Before you practice this route, read this article on tips for passing your G road test in Windsor.
For the G test first route, click here. For the second G route, click here.

It is always a good idea to be familiar with the route taken for your driving test in Windsor. We have posted the map below as well written as directions for the route reported by test-takers. This route is one of the most commonly taken for the exam, but it is possible you might have slight variations on the route. Driving instructors and schools are familiar with the routes and will charge you money to take you there. We figured we'd put them up for free here as a public service. Ultimately, the most important thing you need to do for the Windsor road test is learn how to take a road test regardless of route.

We also offer the same map with GPS coordinates so you can practise as many times as you want. Windsor: Route 1 This map is the G1 exit road test (aka G2 road test) for Wi…

Windsor G test route 2

G Road Test Route Maps
For the Windsor G road test route 1 (G2 exit), click here

There are usually variations on the route taken for your G test in Windsor. We have posted the first possible route here
There is also a second route which we offer for G test in Windsor. We offer this route with the GPS coordinates for this center.


Guest Post: 2019 Medical Penny Stocks to Watch

As we move past the December stock slump, investors are increasingly looking for attractive stocks to invest in. We decided to profile two companies that caught our attention:



ChromaDex Corp (NASDAQ: CDXC) ChromaDex is a company specialized in the production of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a nutritional supplement with presumed life-prolonging effect. The supplement is marketed as Niagen Tru, and has seen its sales grow in the past year as more research comes out on the topic. A search on ClinicalTrials.gov turns up many studies currently investigating NR. Everything from kidney disease to mitochondrial biogenesis.

With an ageing population, interest in anything that prolongs life or makes you younger will receive significant interest. With a big number of trials underway and some on the way to report their findings, the stock (currently ~$3-4) has the potential to be a winner with the right results.


Harrow Health (NASDAQ: HROW) Harrow Health (previously ImprimisRx), a speciality compo…

Your postal code and insurance premiums

In Ontario, location matters. At least for your auto insurance.

It is well known that where you live impacts your insurance rates: if you live in highly congested, urban areas, you will pay more than your friend in the country. That makes a lot of sense considering you are more likely to be involved in an accident in those settings. Other factors that also drive this trend are higher payouts to urbanites: more expensive cars, higher rates of insurance fraud.





If an MPP from Brampton has his way, this won't be the case anymore.

The conservative government in Ontario is looking into eliminating location-based insurance rates. The rationale being we should not penalize people for living in a certain area.

This will be welcome news for residents of Brampton where insurance rates are astronomically high (accidents and insurance fraud are very widespread). It will also be welcome news for residents of other, high-paying areas like Mississauga and Hamilton. However, this also means your r…

Mississauga G2 DriveTest Route

G2 Road Test Route Map If you have not already done so, check out our article on tips for passing your G/G2 road tests!

The Mississauga DriveTest opened up in August 2018, and we are putting up the practice maps below.

It is always a good idea to be familiar with the route taken for your driving test in Mississauga. We have posted the map below as well written directions for the route reported by test-takers. This route is one of the most common taken for the exam, but it is possible you might have slight variations on the routeDriving instructors and schools are familiar with the routes and will charge you money to take you there. We figured we'd put them up for free here as a public service. Ultimately, the most important thing you need to do is learn how to take a road test regardless of route.

We also offer this center's maps with GPS coordinates so you can practice with your phone. Get access to this map and all others for this test center!



Written directions:
Starting at…

Ontario's New Driving Penalities

Distracted driving has been a growing problem in Ontario for the past decade. Recent statistics from Ontario's Ministry of Transport shows an average of 48 collisions a day attributed to distracted driving. These numbers have doubled in the past decade, likely in line with the increasing prevalence of cellphones and other electronic devices in modern cars.

To combat this problem, Ontario has passed several laws making it illegal to hold a phone or any other device while driving. It is simply illegal just to hold them, let alone use them.

But there are exceptions to the rule, as long as they are done safely. You can use:
Any hands-free device (e.g. Bluetooth) but only to turn it on and offa mounted device (e.g. phone, GPS) as long as it is secure  – not moving around while drivingNew penalties
Much has been made of the new, stiffer penalities which came to effect January 2019. These include, for first conviction, a fine of $615, if settled out of court (or a fine of up to $1,000 if …

Guest Post: Artificial Intelligence and Medicine

Guest posts: we sometimes publish posts on a diverse range of topics by contributing authors. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions and we would be happy to consider them


One of the biggest debates raging within medicine has nothing to do with treatments or patients: it has to do with the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shaping medicine.

Objectively, a computer can process thousands of medical journals, trials, and medications out there and output a solution as good as or even superior to that of a human physician. However, besides lacking empathy and the human connection, AI would lack the judgement calls necessary to apply treatment decisions to patients.

For instance, take the field of oncology. While AI can devise a treatment plan based on probability of response, it would not understand if the patient might be too frail to undergo the treatment, or prefer to delay the treatment until after the patient's daughter's wedding. Some patients might be concerned a…

Mississauga DriveTest G Route 2

There are usually variations on the route taken for your G test in Mississauga. We have posted the first possible route here.

There are usually two possible routes for the Mississauga test center. You can access both of them with the GPS coordinates.