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September 26, 2022

The Invisible Pedestrian

The Invisible Pedestrian On a morning walk I found myself facing a young woman across a busy intersection while we waited for the traffic signal to […]
September 26, 2022

Red Means Stop, But Not Always Stay

Here’s an interesting question from the DriveSmartBC inbox: There is a mid-block pedestrian controlled traffic light in our neighborhood and drivers frequently proceed through it after […]
September 26, 2022

Maintaining Proper Lane Position

Are some of us such poor drivers that we can’t even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home and met a pickup […]
August 20, 2022

Never Loan Your Vehicle to Anyone

Ever wonder if or even why you should Never loan Your Vehicle? Could you possibly advise us on how best to handle international visitors using our […]
August 20, 2022

How to Make a Safe Lane Change

I watched a particularly foolish driver the other afternoon who decided to cross over two lanes of traffic in order to prepare for a left turn […]
July 31, 2022

The Roadside Camper

The Roadside Camper Traveling on a budget was likely behind a request for information that I received about camping beside the highway. The correspondent was curious […]
July 31, 2022

Mistaking the Gas for the Brake

Mistaking the Gas for the Brake How can a driver mistake the gas for the brake? I could not rationalize this explanation after reading another news […]
July 31, 2022

Do It Yourself Towing

Do It Yourself Towing Tow trucks are too expensive! I’ve got a chain and a buddy to do the steering and apply the brakes, so we’ll […]
July 6, 2022

Left Turn on Red

Understanding a Left Turn on Red When I was relatively new to police work I was patrolling behind a car that had stopped at a red […]
July 6, 2022

Motorized Wheelchairs

Concerns about Motorized Wheelchairs I have grave concerns about the safety of those driving battery operated Motorized Wheelchairs and about the dangers involved for car drivers […]
June 18, 2022

International Drivers License

Many people mistakenly call an International Driving Permit (IDP) an International Driver’s License. Their belief is that the IDP alone allows them to drive here at […]
June 18, 2022

Forced Tailgating

I hope that most drivers subscribe to the Two Second Rule under good driving conditions and increase the following distance when the situation is not ideal. […]