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Andrew Raven

Andrew Raven Writer

Andrew Raven is a print and broadcast journalist who has spent a decade-plus covering news and current affairs from around the world. Now based in Toronto, he is a contributing writer to CAA Magazine. Before moving to the Big Smoke, he spent five years in Egypt where he covered the Arab Spring and its aftermath for the Reuters news agency and other media organizations. That followed stints in Singapore, Vietnam and Canada's Far North.

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How to Make Sure Your Car Battery Doesn’t Die this Winter

These expert tips will prevent your battery from dying once the mercury starts plummeting

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Driving High? It Could Cost You Big Time in Ontario

Cannabis-impaired driving is a growing concern, a CAA survey finds

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How York Region Is Improving Pedestrian and Cyclist Road Safety

York Region, north of Toronto, is giving makeovers to junctions so they’re safer for cyclists and pedestrians

From the left: a Guelph police officer wearing his black uniform and hat with red and gold police emblem; Robert Graham, winner of the CAA School Safety Patrol Supervisor Award, wearing a green polo and beige khaki pants, holding a triangular glass trophy and a plaque; a woman wearing  a grey and white speckled shirt and a black blazer; a Guelph police officer wearing her uniform and hat with red and gold police emblem as well as a chest protector with a radio, walkie-talkie, flashlight and keys. Behind them is a white brick wall and a dark blue and white CAA School Safety Patrol banner.

The CAA School Safety Patrol Supervisor of the Year Winner

A dedicated volunteer is praised for his efforts to keep kids safe in school zones

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Ontario School Buses Get New Lights To Improve Safety for Students

How the province is tackling dangerous driving around school buses

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Stunt Drivers Beware: The Penalty for Speeding Has Gone Up

Ontario introduces new laws for street racing and excessive speeding

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2022 Ontario's Worst Roads Campaign Results

The province has spoken. CAA’s annual poll once again highlights Hamilton as needing street repairs.

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How Using the Dutch Reach When Exiting a Car Can Save Lives

Police say this technique can help prevent injuries to passing bike riders