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Yearly Archives: 2012

Resolutions for a safe year on the road

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, December 24th, 2012 It is a time of year when we are encouraged to make resolutions for the coming 12 months. Here are some suggested resolutions for drivers and pedestrians alike. • Drivers should always… Read More…

Winter driving requires full attention

By Steve Wallace, The Province, December 12th, 2012 There are times when driving with cruise control engaged is an advantage, and others when it is not. Many drivers like using cruise control on long highway trips. It takes the stress… Read More…

Can’t drivers and pedestrians just get along?

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, December 13th, 2012 There are several things pedestrians and drivers can do to reduce the risk of someone being hit by a vehicle. Establishing eye contact with approaching drivers is the best way to ensure… Read More…

Before taking that road test, a word of caution

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, November 24th, 2012 Over the years, I have witnessed several very strange driving-test situations. Here are examples of some of the road tests never concluded: A teen driver candidate was excited to take the road… Read More…

Texting and driving a deadly combination

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, November 24th, 2012 You’ve heard of “driving while intoxicated.” Now there’s a new term: “driving while intexticated.” Using a handheld electronic device while driving has become a major cause of teen driver distraction, causing vehicle… Read More…

Grey days a reminder to light up your vehicle

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, November 9th, 2012 Most front running headlights today activate upon ignition as a safety feature. But throughout the 1970s, it was odd to see a driver travelling with headlights illuminated. Professional drivers were often the… Read More…

Competitive or co-operative: Which are you?

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, November 2nd, 2012 Do you compete or cooperate with other drivers? Here are several scenarios that will give you an unequivocal answer. When you’re driving on the freeway, do you move to the left lane… Read More…

Take some tips from driving professionals

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, October 26th, 2012 Professional drivers do all sorts of things that are mysterious to other drivers. Each time I do an assessment or enhanced driving session with professional drivers, I learn something that affects my… Read More…

Driving test is really all about checking

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, October 19th, 2012 There is a big misconception about the average road test. It’s not just a driving test. It’s also a checking test. The examiner is checking to see if the driver is checking…. Read More…

Road sensors not as simple as they seem

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist, October 12th, 2012 There were so many responses to last week’s column about road sensors, it’s worth another look. The most interesting information came from Rory, an electrician who installs the loop sensors. He has… Read More…

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