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Behind the Wheel

It's winter tire time again

Oct 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

I remember when I was a teenager working in my father's service station. On the day of the first snowfall, our customers would be lined up in the driveway...

Something to be thankful for

Oct 9, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Traffic enforcement is a solitary effort for police outside of the province's municipalities. I've often wondered just how close I have come to...

Resistance to roundabouts

Oct 2, 2018 / 11:00 am

Change is good, that is unless the town wants to upgrade a busy T intersection with a roundabout rather than installing traffic lights. This is the situation in...

Pet peeves ahead!

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:00 am

Everyone has a pet peeve related to driving, right? I know what mine are, but I was curious about what others might say if I asked, so I did. My faithful weekly...

Distracting statistics

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:00 am

Distracted driving statistics - what to believe I received an interesting fact sheet from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) last week. It looks at...

Driving at night in the rain

Sep 11, 2018 / 5:00 pm

I am generally not a person who likes the rain, but as I sit with my coffee in hand looking out the window this morning. I'm happy to see it. No doubt, so...

School-zone lessons

Sep 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

Seven years ago, I wrote about a safe trip to school, commenting on my experience that a significant part of the safety problem was caused by teachers and...

Over in less than a minute

Aug 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

There's been a major crash that has injured or killed someone on one of our highways. The highway has been closed and everyone is being inconvenienced. The...

Space cadets on the road

Aug 21, 2018 / 11:00 am

More space equals more time. Think about that carefully for a moment as it should be a constant consideration for all drivers. Driving should be an action, not...

In the crosshairs

Aug 14, 2018 / 11:00 am

I never know what is going to wind up in the DriveSmartBC e-mail inbox, but it is bound to be entertaining, interesting, thought provoking or just plain letting...

Almost is not good enough

Aug 7, 2018 / 11:00 am

Twice in the last few days I have found oncoming drivers encroaching on my lane. There was no reason for it, such as an obstruction in their lane, that I could...

Can you pass a driver's test?

Jul 31, 2018 / 11:00 am

Testing a driver's knowledge at licence renewal What would happen if you had to pass the ICBC Drive Smart Refresher test before you renewed your...

Turn those hazards on

Jul 24, 2018 / 11:00 am

What do you have stored in your vehicle to protect yourself and other road users in the event of a breakdown or collision? Most of us will probably reply that...

Tipping trucks over

Jul 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

Tipping Heavy Trucks Over On Purpose In what may be one of the ultimate Tonka toy dreams, I was lucky enough to participate in a training session where we were...

No playing in the street

Jul 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

I grew up in a small town 50 years ago where the residential street we lived on was treated as an extension of the front yard by all the neighbourhood kids....

Fight for what you want

Jul 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

What happened the last time you decided to deal with a road safety problem? Were you successful in your quest? Were your views taken "for information...

Why should I behave...

Jun 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

... when I use the highway? The theme last week among those I follow on Twitter seemed to be "doesn't play well with others." Whether the subject...

Collisions and road closures

Jun 19, 2018 / 11:00 am

Hey, you'll know the answer to this, why are the police allowed to close the highway for so long to investigate a collision? I don't think that it...

Ready to stop driving?

Jun 12, 2018 / 11:00 am

Thoughts on the Decision to Stop Driving We have built our world around the convenience of the motor vehicle. Without one, our focus suddenly becomes much more...

Little things; big differences

Jun 5, 2018 / 11:00 am

I've been riding as a passenger in heavy traffic this past week and have had time to watch and think about what is going on around me. There are many small...

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