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Yearly Archives: 2020

Electric cars, headlights, roundabouts

March 20, 2020

    The move to technologically advanced motor vehicles is beyond the initial stages and full on throughout many parts of North America. My recent California trip was proof beyond any doubt — one could not go more than a… Read More…

Reader roundup: Lights, lines and EVs

March 13, 2020

    Readers of this column are smart. Here are some of their replies to recent columns. Karla took issue with my suggestion that more people would likely pay attention to traffic lights if they included advertising on the light… Read More…

More innovation needed on our streets

March 6, 2020

    You are alone at an intersection, waiting for the traffic light to change from red to solid green. There are no other vehicles, pedestrians or other modes of transportation coming from any other direction. It is either early… Read More…

Sobering statistics on crashes in B.C.

February 28, 2020

    Following on the heels of the student driver being charged with drunk driving last week, while on a driving lesson with an accredited driving school in Vancouver, comes the news of a driver in Montreal being killed while… Read More…

Inspections vital in driving-school industry

February 21, 2020

  A sensational news item about a driving student being pulled over by police during a lesson in the Greater Vancouver area, and subsequently charged with impaired driving, caught the attention of not only the public but also the driving-school… Read More…

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…

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