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Behind the Wheel

Police can drive like that

Feb 13, 2018 / 11:00 am

The CFSEU was in the news last week, probably not in the way they would have liked. You may have seen the dash cam videos from Richmond showing a number of...

Make the right choices

Feb 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

We just renewed the insurance on our car. It cost us $764 for basic insurance coverage on our 2013 Honda CR-V. I can hardly wait for next year to see what we...

Speeders don't interest ICBC

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:00 am

Odds and Ends From the Inbox I've been trolling through the DriveSmartBC inbox for inspiration this morning. There are a lot of odds and ends there that...

App drives your attention

Jan 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

I've always been interested in driving and technology, so when I had the opportunity to combine the two, I jumped at it. Edriving provided access to their...

Fancy running into you here

Jan 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

The latest edition of ICBC's Quick Statistics proves once again that speed kills. So does impaired driving and distracted driving. The new rounded data...

Justice without a ticket

Jan 9, 2018 / 11:00 am

Restorative justice: An alternative to the traffic ticket Quite some time ago, I wrote about an initiative to trade your ticket for driver training. I was...

The wrong mindset

Jan 2, 2018 / 11:00 am

The "I Can Get Away With It" mindset I've written before about the three Es of road safety, education, engineering and enforcement. The...

Enhanced road assessment

Dec 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

The new year will bring changes to how drivers are re-examined to insure that they are safe to continue to drive. Current DriveABLE testing will be replaced by...

Building a case...

Dec 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

"The officer wasn't even there! How can they issue a ticket to me based only on the word of the other driver?" A question similar to this one is...

Driving safely in the fog

Dec 12, 2017 / 11:00 am

It's night and I'm driving into the grey cotton of fog caused by a lingering temperature inversion. Vision is limited, the roads are wet, it's just...

ICBC wants your help

Dec 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

It was a busy week in B.C. for road safety related announcements by our provincial government. ICBC announced a distracted driving technology pilot project,...

And there was more light

Nov 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

Headlight systems can be complex to police In my time as a driver, I've seen headlight technology progress from tungsten filament glass sealed beams to...

Want to be dead right?

Nov 21, 2017 / 11:00 am

I was a bit taken aback after reading a discussion on Twitter the other day. The conversation was between a driver and a pedestrian who seemed to hold opposite...

Stay back!

Nov 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

Maintaining a safe following distance I try very hard to maintain at least a two-second following distance when I drive. This can sometimes be quite a challenge...

It's still driveable!

Nov 7, 2017 / 11:00 am

I saw many things over the two decades that I spent in full-time, traffic-law enforcement. Some of those things left me shaking my head wondering why the driver...

Lost art of changing lanes

Oct 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

The sun is shining, the traffic is light and I'm enjoying my drive on the Inland Island Highway, headed to Qualicum Beach. The only vehicle nearby is a car...

I want my car simple again

Oct 24, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Today's high-tech cars have centre console mounted displays that allow anyone (including the driver) to play around with while in motion. It should be...

Dogs driving distraction

Oct 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

It looked like a drunk driver to me I was driving home from a family event about 9:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday night using the Island Highway. The vehicle in...

Are you a respectful driver?

Oct 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

What would it take to get you to drive respectfully? News Item: Ontario introducing $50,000 fines for careless drivers causing death (Globe and Mail, Sept. 20,...

It's winter tire season

Oct 3, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is summer over already? It seems that the lawn is just coming out of dormancy in my yard but night time temperatures have dipped below seven degrees. That and...

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