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Yearly Archives: 2017

Many drivers confused by crosswalks

December 29, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 29th 2017   Years ago, I observed a man of advanced age crossing a busy street in the middle of the block. He had waited for the traffic lights to be solid red on… Read More…

Christmas wishes from the capital region

December 22, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 22nd 2017   Here are some of the recent Christmas wishes from faithful readers of this column. Brian has a relevant question about last week’s column on bike lanes. He maintains there is a… Read More…

Bike lanes squeeze buses, other drivers

December 18, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 15th 2017     When I was in my early grade-school years and had to take public transportation, my mother always told me to listen to the bus driver. It was good advice. Bus… Read More…

Change affects retests for senior drivers

December 8, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 8th 2017   For the past decade or so, there have been two options for testing senior drivers in British Columbia. One of the options for physician referral has been the DriveABLE program, and… Read More…

Tech will revolutionize the driving world

December 2, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, December 1st 2017     Technological change was among the major themes of the Driving Schools Association of the Americas convention last month in New Mexico. Vehicle manufacturers are adding safety features today that were… Read More…

Things I learned from other instructors

November 24, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 24th 2017   Here is some of what I learned at the Driving Schools Association of the Americas conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov. 8-11. The American Automobile Association has done research into… Read More…

Rules of the road ready for an overhaul

November 17, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 17th 2017   There is only one situation where a city driver can smash into something and be totally without blame: when a driver hits the open door of a parked motor vehicle. The… Read More…

What bugs you on our roads, Part II

November 10, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 10th 2017   Here are some of the replies that didn’t make the cut in last week’s “What bugs you?” column. Delores is bugged by tailgaters. She drives the highway on a regular basis…. Read More…

What bugs readers the most? We find out

November 7, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 3rd 2017   Here is a review of the most recent correspondence received from readers, which can be most accurately summed up by a question: What bugs them? Many drivers forget to turn on… Read More…

Amber traffic lights: To go, or not to go?

October 27, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 20th 2017     Drivers are required to stop when the traffic light at an intersection changes from solid green to solid amber, but there are exceptions to this very simple rule. If a… Read More…

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