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Vehicle maintenance, fuel efficiency and gas pricing - that's what PumpTalk readers want!

Poll Results
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A couple weeks ago we asked you, the readers, to let us know what you would like us to post about on the PumpTalk blog.

We had a great response for this and want to thank everyone who provided us with feedback.

The purpose of the PumpTalk blog is to provide our readers with information around gas prices and fuel efficiency, but we've also been sharing tips on driver safety, vehicle maintenance, industry news and other topics related to driving and Petro-Canada.  We are pleased to know that we are on the right track, as the votes showed! We've tallied and we've tabulated, and below are the top things you want us to talk about:

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Types of Driving Distractions

Distracted Driving
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After watching cars crawl past a police car with its emergency lights on the other evening, I've been thinking about distractions that may affect us while driving. According to CAA, there are three different types of distractions. There are physical distractions which cause a driver to take his/her hands off the wheel. There are cognitive distractions, described as activities that take the driver's mind away from the road. And finally, there can be a combination of both which may take hands, eyes and mind off the road.

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We Want to Know What You Think!

In the early days of PumpTalk, we focused mainly on gas prices, fuel efficiency and how the industry works. In the last year, we've expanded our topics to include driver safety, vehicle maintenance tips, industry news and other topics that we think you might find useful and interesting.

Now, we want you to tell us what you think, so that we can respond and improve.

Favourite Fall Road Trips

Autumn Foliage
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It’s official - fall is here! Oh, how I love the fall. Crunchy leaves, cozy sweaters, apple cider and pumpkin scones – what’s not to like? Fall is a glorious time of year for road trips - cool enough to avoid the air conditioning, warm enough to leave the heater off. Plus, autumn travel offers endless possibilities for spectacular fall foliage and family fun!

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