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Yearly Archives: 2019

Readers have questions, Steve has answers

May 24, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 24th 2019     Vince is a regular reader of this column. He and other readers have been irritated by the poor driving behaviour of truckers sharing our roads. He wants truckers to stick… Read More…

Beware the May long weekend mayhem

May 17, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 17th 2019     Traffic experts have been trying to figure out why the May long weekend has been the most dangerous time to drive in the past few decades. Here are some thoughts… Read More…

Motorcycle season is back, so watch out

May 10, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 10th 2019   This week, I’ll take a look at some readers’ requested topics. It is motorcycle season! All motor-vehicle drivers should be very aware of the increasing number of motorcycles on the road… Read More…

The trials and tribulations of traffic flow

May 3, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 3rd 2019   Traffic topics are always top of mind for commuters. Kerry, a regular column reader, had a very insightful comment. He would like to know why politicians of all stripes rave on… Read More…

Traffic and pedestrians: Keep things moving

April 26, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 26th 2019   ‘ Decades ago, there were several scramble intersections throughout our province. The proposed plan for the very busy tourist-frequented intersection adjacent to the Victoria Harbour includes this same scramble option. Given… Read More…

Notes from a driving-school conference

April 24, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 19th 2019   ‘ The Driving Schools Association of the Americas board meeting was held to coincide with the Washington State Driving Instructor Conference in Bellevue. It is a great opportunity to share and… Read More…

How to reduce the dangers of tailgating

April 12, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 12th 2019   ‘ If the most common crash is the rear-end collision, why are so many drivers tailgating? Linda had the most logical explanation: She believes the keep-right-except-to-pass rule on the highway is… Read More…

Yet more goofy behaviour on our roads

April 5, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 5th 2019   ‘If you think that was bad, here is what happened to me.” This was the response from several readers after reading last week’s column. Here are a few of their experiences:… Read More…

Goofy behaviour abounds on our roads

March 29, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 29th 2019   Sometimes we see things in the traffic system that are beyond belief, or at least difficult to comprehend. It could be somewhat entertaining, if not for the danger to life and… Read More…

Spring has sprung, so be careful out there

March 22, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 22nd 2019   As spring arrives with longer daylight hours, traffic expands to include all sorts of non-motorized options. Getting accustomed to this springtime reality can force a motor-vehicle driver reboot. Here is a… Read More…

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