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Yearly Archives: 2014

Return of the E&N Demands Attention

October 29, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, October 24th 2014 Southern Vancouver Islanders will soon see the return of the E&N Railway. For several years, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have been lulled into a lack of vigilance, since most of us have… Read More…

Nobody’s a perfect driver, including me

October 14, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, June 27th 2014 Nobody is a perfect driver, including me. Here are three of my driving indiscretions that occurred in the past few years of driving Vancouver Island roads. I had parked on a busy… Read More…

Pedestrians Play a Part in Traffic Safety

August 12, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, August 6th 2014 Drivers are the best pedestrians! They understand the performance limitations of their vehicles. When they walk across intersections, they actually try to get eye-to-eye contact with vehicle drivers. They know that fast… Read More…

Right Hand Drive in a Left Hand Drive World! – Take Two.

July 29, 2014

Readers have a lot to say about the previous column “Right hand drive in a left hand drive world” Alistair, who owns and drives a RHD vehicle, did a little research and found that insurance claims on a RHD vehicle… Read More…

Right Hand Drive in a Left Hand Drive World!

June 29, 2014

The Canadian government has relaxed import regulations and restrictions for the use of right hand vehicles on our roadways. After the war years these types of vehicles were largely collector cars imported as specialty vehicles, or chauffeur driven exotic and… Read More…

New seniors’ road tests a welcome change

June 13, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, June 11th 2014 Congratulations to ICBC for making positive changes to the senior driver road test. These changes came into effect on April 7 and are a welcome deviation from what was an unforgiving and… Read More…

Driving Skills Fast and Easy to Assess

May 26, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, May 2nd Whenever I am in a vehicle, I like to be the driver, unless of course I am instructing. For what will likely be obvious reasons, I think it is best for me to… Read More…

Wallace Driving School on Chek Around

April 4, 2014

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‘L’ and ‘N’ rules confusing, ambiguous

January 20, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, December 18th New driver candidates must display an “L” when practising their driving with a co-pilot. Driving schools are exempt from this requirement, since they must clearly display the “STUDENT DRIVER” sign at the back of… Read More…

Special requests make an instructor’s day

January 13, 2014

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, December 18th Whenever I am teaching a student driver there is a time reserved for those activities specifically requested and suggested by the learner. Every time this exercise is done, I am surprised by the variety… Read More…

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