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July 29, 2019

Beefs and Bouquets

Twenty years of traffic law enforcement experience has (mis)shaped what I find entertaining, so every Thursday I find myself reading the beefs in the Nanaimo News […]
July 15, 2019

Electronic Monitoring – change driver behaviour

Our current system of trying to change driver behaviour largely consists of traffic tickets, vehicle impoundment and driver’s licence suspensions. They all rely on traffic policing […]
July 3, 2019

Reflections on Holiday Weekend Traffic

This is a short trip down memory lane with a retired traffic cop: me. I’ve just recently completed a round trip from Vancouver Island to the […]
June 28, 2019

Most Canadians leave their families exposed when it comes to travel insurance

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While 72 per cent of Canadians had some form of travel or medical insurance for recent travels, most leave […]
June 24, 2019

Automated Vehicles And The Future Of Automobile Insurance İn Ontario

Article by David M. Rogers Rogers Partners LLP A few years ago, I listened to two friends have a long discussion about the relevance of automated vehicles. […]
June 13, 2019

Should I signal?

Should I Signal? Paul from CompetentDrivingBC often shares his insights here on DriveSmartBC. I like his explanation of whether to signal or not and decided to […]
June 10, 2019

Fraudulent Compliance Markings

Compliance Markings… I am thinking about upgrading the sealed beams on a vintage car to LED headlights. The LED headlights I’m considering are marked “DOT SAE” […]
June 4, 2019

Ignoring Your Own Safety – Seatbelts

When I learned to drive more than 4 decades ago, seatbelts were becoming standard equipment on all vehicles. Fast forward to today and we have seatbelts, […]
May 31, 2019

Weather Network forecasts summer of flash floods and wildfires

The weather this summer could be starkly different across the country, according to the latest long-range forecast from The Weather Network. Chief meteorologist Chris Scott predicts […]
May 27, 2019

Emergency Vehicles and the Traffic Rules

Emergency Vehicles and the Traffic rules… In my travels this week I was overtaken by a marked police vehicle traveling at 110 km/h in the posted […]
May 24, 2019

Society, individuals pay hefty price for private vehicles

Driving is by far that most expensive way to get around, both for individuals and society as a whole, according to a new travel cost calculator […]
May 22, 2019

Travel insurance now more important than ever

By Bob Boughner,  Postmedia News Travel insurance coverage is about to become more important than ever before. The Ontario government plans to eliminate OHIP’s out-of-country travel […]