Miscellaneous

Information regarding topics that don't fit in established categories.

VIDEO - How to Stop a Runaway Vehicle

VideoThis video from Consumer Reports explains what to do if you vehicle is subject to sudden, uncontrolled acceleration.

Unsecured Vehicles

Lock CarIt is not uncommon to watch a vehicle pull up in the parking lot of a service station or convenience store and watch the driver get out and walk inside, leaving the vehicle unlocked, idling and unattended. What better opportunity for a car thief or joyrider can a person provide? Most people will say "I just went inside for a minute." Just a minute is more than a thief requires to leave you stranded. 

Too Much Exhaust Smoke

Smoking ExhaustDo all the bugs fall out of the sky, overcome by smoke, after your vehicle goes by? Being caught in traffic behind a vehicle belching clouds of foul smelling smoke is not a pleasant experience. Clean air should be everyone's worry, will your vehicle make the grade?

Q&A - Using Small Claims Court for Collision Damages

Q&A ImageTwo years ago an elderly woman ran into me with her personal go-cart. She hit me from behind, at full throttle as I sat on a chair in the back row of an outdoor concert. The force of the collision was enough to drive me and my chair under the chair of the man in front of me.

RESOURCE - The Road Safety Tool Kit

Road Safety Toolkit LogoThe Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of serious road crashes.

RESOURCE - European Commission Road Safety Web Site

European Commission Road SafetyRoad safety resources from around the world may be useful to drivers in B.C. After all, the task of driving skillfully and responsibly is the same no matter where you are. This site contains something of interest for everyone, from the driver to enforcement to government. Take a look.

Night Driving Glasses

Night Driving GlassesI've had a couple of regular correspondents ask me recently about night driving glasses. These glasses have yellow lenses and are supposed to cut glare and increase contrast allowing you to see better in the darkness. After a bit of research, it appears that using these glasses is not a good idea.

Preparing for Trial? Request Disclosure.

Canadian Bar Association logoI'm always amazed at the amount of poorly qualified or outright incorrect information on the web when I search for traffic enforcement related information. One popular topic that seems especially mistreated is disclosure of the Crown's evidence prior to trial.

Should I Use Studded Winter Tires?

Tire StudsWhen I was posted to Fort St. John detachment, the decision was easy, our family car had four studded winter tires. Once I was transferred to Penticton, these tires went with the car when we traded it in and we used all season tires throughout the year.

Vehicles Owned by Dead People

GhostIn the time that I have been writing this column I have accumulated many different topics. The requests have been varied, but I must admit, I never would have come up with this week's topic myself. A reader has asked about vehicles owned by dead people.

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