Inoperative Traffic Signals

Traffic LightWith all the power outages in the past few weeks there have been a lot of intersections where traffic lights are out. Would you please remind everyone of the 4-way stop procedure that it seems most have forgotten or never learned.

Senior Driver Re-exams

Senior DriverI am often asked to write on the topic of senior driver re-exams every time there is a crash where an older driver has mistaken the gas for the brake and collided with a building. People are concerned that many members of this easily identified segment of our society shouldn't be on the road.

Roundabouts and Traffic Circles

Traffic CircleI entered the roundabout and was continuing around when someone passed me on the left and shot across in front of me. I don’t know how I avoided a collision, but I did. Clearly his person did not know what they were doing and was driving as if they were on a regular street. Frightening!

The Morning After

Keys and Drink

I recall stopping a driver shortly before lunchtime one day. He smelled strongly of stale liquor from a previous night's party. I asked him when he had last had a drink, anticipating using a screening device to test him at the roadside.

Triggering Traffic Signals

Traffic Signal Inductive LoopHow about an article about the magnetic circles (or rhomboids) in the roadbed ahead of many traffic lights? Most drivers don't know what they are for and quite often stop way ahead of them.

Relieving Driving Stress

Stressed Out DriverMy question is, what do we do about stress and anger on the roads due to drivers that are endangering lives of others? What do you recommend to help get your mind off a negative experience while driving?

Preventative Maintenance

Car RepairWould you do a column on the importance of vehicle maintenance? Not only regarding upkeep of tires, fluids, brakes, or suspension, but also the importance of regularly checking to ensure all the lights on the vehicle are clean and in good working order.

What to do After a Crash

Collision PhotoFortunately for us all, the majority of collisions in British Columbia don't involve injury or death. Rather they leave us feeling foolish and facing a significant dollar amount of property damage. How do you protect yourself in the event of a collision like this, especially since the police may not attend property damage or minor injury crashes?

VINs, Keys and Thieves

VIN PlateWe have been getting some emails about thieves writing down the serial number from the car, then going to the garage, with a story of course, and getting a key made for your car. Could you write something on this and verify this statement is true. What can we do to stop this?

Confusion at the 4 Way Stop

4 Way Stop SignI was riding my bike down a steep hill on the approach to a 4-way stop. I could clearly see 2 vehicles traveling in opposite directions approaching the stop from my left and right. In order to ensure my safety I slowed down enough to time it so that I would be the third vehicle at the stop in order to allow those two to proceed in proper order ahead of me.

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