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Steve Wallace: How to be smart while sharing the road

June 21, 2019

Steve Wallace / Times Colonist JUNE 21, 2019 06:00 AM   Pedestrians are vulnerable and the most at risk in our traffic system. They have no protection or barrier to keep them safe. A sidewalk is their path of travel,… Read More…

Readers offer suggestions for road safety

June 20, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 14th 2019   More recent suggestions from readers: Ben wants to know why we cannot copy some South American countries, by painting school, play, speed and yield signs on the road. It seems to… Read More…

Mall parking lots loaded with hazards

June 7, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 7th 2019   Parking lots are among the most common places for the all-too-frequent fender bender. Many lots are poorly designed, with no opportunity for drive-through parking. Every vehicle must use reverse gear to… Read More…

Four wheels vs. two – who will win?

May 31, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 31st 2019   John Luton, the former Victoria city councilor, challenged me to a friendly competition once again. It was our fifth matchup in the car-bike race from the Esquimalt Road Tim Hortons at… Read More…

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…

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