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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…

A parent’s guide to teaching your teen

April 17, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 14th 2017 Parents of teens learning to drive are well-intended copilots. Here are some of the less-than-obvious situations they often overlook. Parking lots are the most common locations used by new drivers to practise,… Read More…

Turns out the kids are all right after all

April 10, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, April 7th 2017 New drivers qualifying for driving privileges in B.C. must jump through all sorts of hoops that were never contemplated for preceding generations. The process is the longest learning period in North America…. Read More…

B.C.’s road rules: Dumb and Dumber

March 31, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 31 2017   About a decade ago, all driving instructors were required to themselves be professional drivers, possessing a Class 4 B.C. driver’s licence. The requirement was dropped and no longer applies. The driving-instructor… Read More…

Drivers and pedestrians — see and be seen

March 27, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 24 2017     Along time ago, I learned to look at pedestrians’ feet. It’s the best way of predicting their direction of travel. Professional drivers not only seek eye-to-eye contact with pedestrians, they… Read More…

Readers share pet peeves of the road

March 18, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 17 2017   Here are some readers’ reactions to last week’s column on what is bugging us behind the wheel. Patrick is upset with pedestrians walking across intersections without looking both ways. Some ignore… Read More…

What’s bothering you on our roads?

March 10, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 10 2017   There are all sorts of driving behaviours that bother us. Here are some that readers have noted. A stop sign means stop — completely — before proceeding. Many readers have suggested… Read More…

On the road, all eyes can be on you

March 3, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, March 3 2017   Who is watching us drive? The answer is simple: Almost everyone. We have all lost our relative driving anonymity due to the observations of others and, more importantly, the technological revolution… Read More…

Driving rules unfair to both young and old

February 24, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 24 2017   Both the young and the elderly are subject to some very odd policies and regulations of the licensing authority in B.C. Here are some examples. Seniors with impeccable driving records are… Read More…

Oh, the things you’ll see on the road

February 17, 2017

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, February 17 2017   Driving instructors and their students are always on the lookout for hazards of all sorts. Here are some of the less-predictable ones encountered over the past few decades. Most parallel-parking lessons… Read More…

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