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Road-going questions that need answers

June 23, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 23rd 2017 Sometimes, you just have to ask: Why? Readers do it all the time. Why do drive-through bank machines come equipped with a Braille option? Do the banks actually think blind people drive… Read More…

Once again into the trusty reader mailbag

June 16, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 16th 2017   Here are the latest suggestions and observations from readers. Driving with both the running lights and tail lights illuminated provides a space cushion by creating the illusion of closeness for both… Read More…

The hierarchy of priorities for police

June 9, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 9th 2017 Among other things, police are entrusted with the responsibility of protecting us from ourselves. Drunk drivers are a scourge in our society. It is only proper that the apprehension of impaired drivers… Read More…

Once more into the reader mailbag

June 2, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 2nd 2017   The safe following distance for cars was for many years measured by vehicle lengths, but no more. The vehicle length of a Smart car is radically different from a limousine, and… Read More…

How to avoid the dangers of road rage

May 29, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 26th 2017 A recent road-rage incident in Saanich has been viewed by tens of thousands on social media and gained top-story status in traditional media. Both male combatants were caught on video exiting their… Read More…

Bike lanes force learning curve on all of us

May 19, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 19th 2017     First, the good: It’s a good idea to separate bicycle and motor-vehicle traffic. The concrete barriers between the two modes of transportation on this one-way street make sense. The two-way… Read More…

Colorado has lessons for North America

May 12, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 12th 2017   Many new teen drivers view sleep as a waste of time. Despite the fact that between nine and 10 hours is recommended for adolescents by the medical community, teens are getting… Read More…

A springtime reminder to be super-alert

May 5, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, May 5th 2017 At this time of year, drivers need to be aware of smaller vehicles hiding in the blind spots over each shoulder. Why this time of year? Winter is over and there is… Read More…

Driving issues for voters to consider

April 28, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 28th 2017 In light of the looming B.C. election, here are a few driving-related issues that should be raised with all candidates. Seniors are ordered at age 80 to report to the doctor for… Read More…

You have questions, Steve has answers

April 21, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 21st 2017     First, the police are very preoccupied with major offences and are often unable to address the more elementary travesties of the typical driver. Ticketing for a perceived minor offence is… Read More…

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