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Turn headlights, taillights on while travelling

November 9, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 9th 2018   The No. 1 item bugging most readers is the lack of proper headlight and taillight use on motor vehicles. Many drivers are concerned with the number of vehicles on the road… Read More…

More observations on the driving public

November 5, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 5th 2018   Here are some more observations made at the Driving Schools Association of the Americas Convention in Baltimore last month, in no particular order of importance: • Look at their feet! This… Read More…

Convention offers a wealth of information

October 27, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 26th 2018   I returned from the Driving Schools Association of the Americas convention in Baltimore, Maryland, last week. Here is what I learned. • There is a startling statistic associated with pedestrian deaths… Read More…

Mailbag: Dutch reaches and zipper merges

October 22, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 19th 2018   Here are answers and comments to frequently asked questions on a variety of topics. John Daly, of former BCTV/Global fame and now of CKNW talk radio, wants me to remind every… Read More…

Left turns more dangerous than you think

October 12, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 12th 2018   The left-turn manoeuvre is commonly referred to as the most dangerous directional change a driver will ever attempt. There are several circumstances that make turning left much more difficult than turning… Read More…

You have questions, Steve has answers

October 5, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 5th 2018   More recent random reader requests from the mailbag: Ken has a handicapped card hanging from the rear-view mirror, facing forward while driving. He has a simple question. Is it advisable to… Read More…

Steve checks in on the reader mailbag

September 28, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, September 28th 2018     A selection of recent random reader requests: When is a driving test discontinued? There are several reasons for a driving test being halted. Some are obvious, others not so much…. Read More…

Doctors co-opted into ‘war on seniors’

September 21, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, September 21st 2018     Seniors driving in B.C. are feeling unfairly set upon. Here is an example of how they are treated differently from any other age group in B.C. Drivers get a notice,… Read More…

There’s better alternatives to a stop sign

September 14, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, September 14th 2018     Barry believes he knows why many drivers do not come to a complete stop at stop signs. He maintains there are too many stop signs placed where a simple yield… Read More…

Why do we treat stop signs so casually?

September 7, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, September 7th 2018     A stop sign is not an invitation to squeal tires on pavement. Nor is it a place to just slow down while looking around to see if the police are… Read More…

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