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Yearly Archives: 2020

Steve Wallace: Spring is prime time for wildlife on the road

February 14, 2020

  Some of the most unpredictable crashes involve animals. There are a few things a driver can do to minimize the conflict potential. There are also times when a crash is inevitable, as odd as that seems. Seatbelts and airbags… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Seniors’ tests, new drivers top readers’ queries

February 7, 2020

      Seniors are starting to do more than talk about the unfairness of the expensive mandatory medical appointments demanded by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles in British Columbia. All drivers turning 80 must comply and do so every… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Readers weigh in on driving in the snow, turns, parking

January 31, 2020

      Reliable readers respond to recent columns: Doug learned how to correct a skid in his teens. He practiced in a vacant parking lot after business hours. His original car was rear-wheel drive. This is probably how many… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Snow driving requires a special set of skills

January 24, 2020

  Victoria-area drivers are undoubtedly the worst winter drivers in Canada. They seldom get the opportunity to experience winter driving conditions, in what is affectionately referred to as CaliforniaNorth. Many are ill-equipped for the snow and cold, now called the… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Why should senior drivers pay for mandatory test?

January 17, 2020

      A few musings from the mailbag: Heather wants to know why there is such variation in the fees charged by doctors for the physical and cognitive exam senior drivers in B.C. must take at age 80. She… Read More…

Steve Wallace: 12 Christmas driving wishes this holiday season

January 3, 2020

      Here are 12 examples of what readers of this column want mentioned during this mobile holiday season. 1. Is it too much to ask drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and any others employing an alternate mode of transportation, to… Read More…

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