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Yearly Archives: 2020

Resolutions for a better new year on the road

December 31, 2020

A FedEx delivery truck is loaded by an employee. In 2021, let’s try to be more accommodating to the delivery drivers who are having a more difficult time finding adequate areas in which to park or stop, writes Steve Wallace…. Read More…

A seasonal ode to being a better driver

December 24, 2020

Pickup trucks have been among the best-selling vehicles in North America, even as the market for passenger cars has dried up, Steve Wallace writes. RAM TRUCKS This Christmas will be like no other in the last 70 years, thanks to… Read More…

Cancel all driving tests that require candidate to travel

December 18, 2020

  ICBC shouldn’t allow people to book road tests outside their own jurisdiction, Steve Wallace writes. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   Sometimes the obvious is treated as the less than obvious. One such example is that people from all over… Read More…

The lowdown on reflective clothing

December 11, 2020

  A pedestrian is virtually invisible on a dark, rainy night. Reflective gear is a must when venturing out at night and a bike shop is the place to find it, Steve Wallace writes. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   Readers… Read More…

Are drivers always at fault when cyclist hits door?

December 4, 2020

  The fine for dooring / opening a car door in an untimely and dangerous manner in the path of a cyclist has jumped to $368 from $81. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Readers have been reacting to all sorts… Read More…

Regulators should embrace new technology

November 20, 2020

  Government agencies such as ICBC need to start allowing for technological advances. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE   Wendall has a Tesla with all the bells and whistles. He says it is the best car he has owned. There are all… Read More…

Bus drivers the best on the road

November 13, 2020

  Fear of the coronavirus is behind a recent drop in bus ridership, Steve Wallace writes. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Why are so few people riding the bus? Think about it. The best drivers on the roads are bus… Read More…

Lighting defects create danger on the roads

November 7, 2020

  Headlights improve the visibility of traffic in heavy rain at dusk. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   What should you do if you are following a driver with no taillights illuminated in darkness? The polite move is to get the… Read More…

Tips for safe travels in fall

November 6, 2020

  In fall, drivers must often contend with slick roads and limited visibility. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   We are well into the fall season. Driving behaviour changes due to the earlier darkness in the afternoon. There are weather changes… Read More…

New rules of the road you might not be aware of

October 23, 2020

  A skateboarder uses the skateboard/cycle lane on Pandora Avenue in Victoria. The city has installed new signs indicating that skateboards can use bike lanes, and now allows skateboarding on downtown streets. Sat Mar 19 2016 Page: A3 Section: Capital… Read More…

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