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Readers weigh in on cycling issues

July 13, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, July 13th 2018   Readers of this column are full of suggestions and surprises in their rebuttals and feedback, which is much appreciated. Mur asked me if I ever wore a helmet when riding my… Read More…

Drivers, cyclist must learn to coexist

July 7, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, July 6th 2018     Can cyclists get a speeding ticket? Yes, they are subject to the same rules and regulations as drivers. What if they do not have a driver’s licence? The fine still… Read More…

Questions and answers from the mailbag

June 25, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 22nd 2018   Can cyclists get a speeding ticket? Yes, they are subject to the same rules and regulations as drivers. What if they do not have a driver’s licence? The fine still applies… Read More…

Another visit into the reader mailbag

June 19, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 15th 2018   More questions and comments from readers: Several readers asked about the appropriate distance one should leave behind the vehicle ahead, when stopped at a traffic light. The pat answer is at… Read More…

Summer brings spike in fatal crashes

June 8, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 8th 2018   Fatal crashes are the fear of every driver. The most common are at intersections and on the highway. The head-on high-speed crash is the most devastating, and the T-bone intersection crash… Read More…

A review of some rules of the road

June 1, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 1st 2018   There is only a duty to indicate when leaving a multi-lane traffic circle, usually referred to as a roundabout. A traffic circle is a one-lane configuration, and the same rule applies…. Read More…

The twists and turns of urban driving

May 29, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 25th 2018   An experienced lifelong logging-truck driver once told me he would rather do right turns only to avoid the illogical action of driving in front of oncoming traffic. In fact, he avoided… Read More…

Silly B.C. driving regulations: Who knew?

May 18, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 18th 2018   Who knew that driving schools are not permitted to have dashcams operational during driving lessons? This obvious teaching tool is deemed illegal by the present privacy legislation. After a very frank… Read More…

A roundup of reader questions answered

May 14, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 11th 2018     More questions from readers: Unofficial school-zone signs, such as the one at left, have no legal standing but serve as a reminder to motorists. Only yellow pentagons, right, with 30-km/h… Read More…

ICBC should get tougher on road tests

May 8, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 4th 2018     ICBC has made some very necessary changes to their driver road test wait-time policy. In recent years, there were far too many people showing up ill-prepared for the road test…. Read More…

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