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Long-awaited road tests return to B.C.

  Driver licensing tests are to resume July 20. Practical driving testing for new drivers is now a reality in B.C., as of July 20. The dynamic duo of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix… Read More…

Blanshard Street, colour it red

It is a simple one-word question. Why? Why did I get every solid red traffic light while traveling on Highway 17, otherwise known as Blanshard Street, all the way through three municipalities on my way to the airport to pick… Read More…

Shoulder check a must in driving tests

New technology will override driver control and prevent a probable crash in confined and not-so-close areas. Lateral hazards are sometimes identified by a light on the side view mirrors, which alerts the driver to their whereabouts. Photograph By┬áDREAMSTIME, TNS  … Read More…

Suggestions for post-pandemic era

    Don had some interesting observations concerning the sensors that change traffic lights in a demand cycle, as opposed to a fixed time interval. The coronavirus threat has caused authorities to disable the push-button function for pedestrians at most… Read More…

Transport part of a massive change

      It took a while before pedestrians noticed the cyclical traffic lights, which govern pedestrian crossing signals, had been switched from demand touch to regular conventional fixed interval lights. Drivers were equally surprised to be stopped by a… Read More…

Getting around in a changed world

    Buses are running and are back to a pay-as-you-go normal. That might be the only normal for some time to come. Despite having the best safety record of all transportation options, the future is still cloudy. Will customers… Read More…

Reader Suggestions for Safer School Zones

    Gar had a suggestion that would make school zones more identifiable to drivers. He wanted to have large, easily identifiable pavement markings, with speed and distance regulation prominently displayed. This would work well in the Lower Mainland and… Read More…

Rules are different for playgrounds; signs are in effect year-round

        Here is a sample of some recent queries. Are school zones in effect during this pandemic? Good question! Technically, these zones are only patrolled during the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on statutory school days. School… Read More…

Stranger in a very strange land

    I have been to the state of Georgia. The population is about 10 million. The population of B.C. is about half that of Georgia. Why is this worth mentioning? The differences are striking, to the extreme! The governor… Read More…

Fewer vehicles, but more speeders

  Excessive-speeding traffic tickets are on the increase. This seems odd, especially when there are fewer vehicles on our roads since the coronavirus reality. It is a novelty to have an open road ahead, at what should normally be a… Read More…

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