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VIDEO - Centerline: The Surprising History of Lane Markings

VideoWe take the lines painted on our roads for granted today, but the first attempts at implementing them were met with resistance.  This short video on the history of lane markings is a study in the rapid effect of new technologies and the ability of a few people with a good idea to have a large impact.

VIDEO - Back Into Your Driveway

video iconThis short video from Scott Marshall of Young Drivers of Canada explains why you should back into your driveway rather than backing out of it.

VIDEO - If Cars Could Talk, Accidents Might be Avoidable

ted logoJennifer Healey is a research scientist who works for the semiconductor giant Intel developing the mobile devices of the future. One of those devices might be your car, and it will talk to other vehicles around it. If we can solve the privacy concerns, vehicles may be able to insure that their drivers avoid collisions.

VIDEO - Trailer Sway 101

video iconHave you ever had your trailer start to play wag the dog while you are driving along the highway? Chances are good that this happened due to the way that you loaded your trailer. Too much weight on the rear of a trailer is a recipe for trouble. This video shows why.

VIDEO - When Physics Meets Biology

video iconThis video from the IIHS explains what happens to vehicle occupants during car crashes. It reviews the history of research into how much force the human body can withstand and then relates it to what causes injury and how in a collision.

VIDEO - Ineffective Warning Signs, What's the Harm?

video iconThis video from Minnesota's Local Road Research Board explains why specialty warning signs often requested by the public to solve a perceived problem can actually make the problem worse instead of better. In fact, it can spread the problem as people learn to ignore these signs as just more background noise.

VIDEO - History of the Motor Vehicle Act

video iconThis video presented by Paul Doroshenko of Vancouver Criminal Law outlines the creation of motor vehicle related laws in British Columbia and how they evolved into the Motor Vehicle Act of today.

VIDEO - Should Wearing a Bicycle Helmet be Mandatory?

video iconThis video is a news story carried on CTV Vancouver Island. It explains that helmet use has been mandatory for a long time but may cyclists don't bother wearing them. Those that don't believe that it should be a personal choice. This is balanced by those who wear one and have avoided serious injury in a crash because of it.

VIDEO - Impersonating a Speed Camera

video iconJust for fun: A French comedian impersonates a speed camera and ends up being arrested.

VIDEO - Keep Your Safety Sensors Clean

video iconYou don't just keep your vehicle clean so that it looks good anymore. The sensors for your vehicle's safety systems need to be kept clean so that they will function as intended as well. This video from Consumer Reports describes six sensors that your newer vehicle may be equipped with and the maintenance that they need to continue to protect you properly.

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