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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…

Lessons from Texas for the capital region

April 28, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 27th 2018   Last week, I attended the Driving Schools Association of the Americas regional conference in conjunction with the Texas Driving Schools meeting in San Marcos. Here is a sample of some of… Read More…

Road-test quirks, pitfalls around B.C.

April 20, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 20th 2018   Privacy is a big part of the B.C. driving road test. Many parents are surprised to learn they need their teenager’s permission to receive the in-person verbal road-test results from the… Read More…

Driving laws madly off in all directions

April 13, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 13th 2018 There are several initiatives already completed by the provincial government — and other programs now being contemplated — that lead me to believe the powers that be are suffering from a healthy… Read More…

A Q&A on B.C.’s new seniors road test

April 7, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 6th 2018 The Enhanced Road Assessment (known as the ERA) for drivers showing signs of cognitive or physical impairment has spawned a bevy of questions. Here are some answers to recently received correspondence. Are… Read More…

Enhanced test a new road for seniors

April 4, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 30th 2018 The Enhanced Road Test (known as the ERA) for senior drivers wishing to retain their driving privilege has been a reality for the past month. Here are some initial observations. Seniors want… Read More…

How ICBC can save millions of dollars

March 23, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 23rd 2018   The Insurance Corporation of B.C. has a huge deficit, projected to be in the neighbourhood of $1.3 billion for the upcoming year. The corporation is asking for public comment on ways… Read More…

Driving tests are all about the checking

March 16, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 16th 2018   The modern driving test is all about checking. Yes, checking. The provincial driving examiner will be checking to make sure the person taking a driving test is checking. The driving task… Read More…

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