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You may have seen them, a pair of small whistles that you attach to your vehicle to scare deer away and prevent collisions with them. The intent is for the movement of your vehicle to force air through them and produce sound, or ultrasound that keeps deer off the highway and safely out of your path.
I will be offering a free three hour seminar for drivers aged 50+ who are members of Vancouver Island University's Elder College program in Parksville on October 22, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. If you are not yet a member and wish to attend the $20 fee to join the program will be money well spent as it makes all Elder College programs available to you.
Starting next month the public will be invited to comment on a speed limit review for provincial highways. This will be combined with a technical review that is already underway and will also look at how to reduce the risk of wildlife-related crashes on rural provincial highways, and how to best ensure the safe movement of slower vehicles.
On December 13, 2008 at about 11:00 pm Van Tan Tran was driving southbound on Nanaimo Street in Vancouver, B.C. At the intersection of East 29th Avenue his vehicle collided with a vehicle being driven by William Edbrooke who was travelling westbound on East 29th and had slid through the stop sign on snow covered pavement.
I was approached by a friend whose teenager had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She had discovered that some driving schools offered specific driver training for new drivers that suffered from the disease. Was I aware of any driving school that offered a course like this in our part of British Columbia?
BC's distracted driving laws allow the use of cellular phones if they are operated in hands free mode. This sends a mixed message to drivers that it is safe to talk and text if it is done hands free. Research indicates that this is not the case, it is the conversation itself that is responsible for the cognitive impairment and increased crash risk.
This driver must have attended the Red Green School of Driving. Who else would consider fabricating a New Driver sign out of duct tape? The restriction printed on the back of a new driver's license says that the driver must display "an official new driver sign." Only ICBC furnished signs are acceptable.
Welcome to fall! It's the time of year that I have trouble driving to work in the morning. The sun is low in the sky to the east at the time of my commute and there is one spot on the highway where it shines directly into my eyes making it very difficult to see. Worse still, this location has an intersection with a traffic light that can be completely obscured by the glare.
Frank Potestio added four hazardous moving violations and one fail to wear seatbelt violation to his driving record between August 29, 2009 to May 9, 2011. He was sent a warning letter on June 19, 2011. Mr. Potestio committed two further driving offences on February 2, 2012 and was sent a letter placing him on probation for six months effective March 8, 2012. On January 16, 2013, Mr. Potestio committed a further offence of speeding. On March 5, 2013, the Superintendent sent Mr. Potestio a notice of prohibition for a period of three months.
This short video from New Zealand examines 3 Maori boys waiting in a car for their father to return. They parody the father driving while under the influence of marihuana during the wait. It is humourous on the face of it, but if you really think about it they are really keenly aware of the dangers of drug impaired driving.