Miscellaneous

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

Ask DriveSmartBC

Question MarkI am blessed with a steady stream of questions that arrive from visitors to this web site. Whenever I am short on ideas to base my weekly article on I can count on someone to make a suggestion. This week the operative word is short, and I'm going to deal with questions that haven't developed into a full article but deserve a response.

PROGRAM - Citizen Led Traffic Calming

Road Safety Starts With YouThe City of Kitchener, Ontario has worked with it's residents to create a Neighbourhood Strategy and Implementation Plan. The Neighbourhood Strategy recommendations; called Love My Hood; encourages residents to take a lead role in making their neighbourhood great, with a commitment that City of Kitchener staff will help them every step along the way.

Q&A - Driving With the Windshield Folded Down

Q&A ImageI was looking for anything on the legality of driving a Jeep with the windshield folded down but it seems the subject has never been brought up. It's being discussed on Facebook on the 4WDR Association of BC's page.

What I've Learned From Running This Web Site

New Driver SignsThe DriveSmartBC web site has been in existence for just over nine years now. It has been and continues to be a very interesting hobby for me. I thought that this week I would review a few of the things that I have learned from being a road safety webmaster.

What I Learned in Elder College

Wise OwlI'm lucky to be part of Vancouver Island University's Elder College program. It's one of 18 similar programs found throughout British Columbia and is aimed at participants who are aged 50 or older. I present 2 three hour seminars on driving and always seem to learn something myself through interaction with the group.

But I Didn't Know!

Head In SandI often prowl through driving forums on the internet searching for interesting topics of discussion. The following quote came from a site in Kelowna:

Sadly, not everyone knows the rules of the road and/or how to operate their motor vehicle correctly. Pressing the pedals and basic coordination is about as far as some people get.

Q&A - Vehicle Advertising Wraps

Q&A ImageI am wrapping a Tesla x90D with a vinyl wrap to promote our business.

I am trying to understand the laws of where i can or can't apply vehicle wrap. I do no see anything outlined in the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Tesla has a very high windshield reaching almost back to the mid point of the roof.

Know Before You Go

Weather AlertThe beginning of this month was not a good one for many road users in the province with the weather related closure of 3 major east - west highway routes. Road maintenance contractors generally maintain our roads in good condition for safe driving, but when weather overwhelms their resources it should not be a surprise when road closures are the result. If you choose to travel during major weather events your mantra should be Know Before You Go or perhaps even simply Don't Go.

Q&A - Driving Without Due Care & Diabetes Issues

Q&A ImageI'm trying to find the laws relating with driving without due care when someone has a unknown medical issue causing the incident and the fine.

The officer issuing the fine, also asked for a certificate of medical clearance so he had a suspicion that some sort of attack may have initiated the problem.

Q&A - Travel on Remote Roads

Q&A ImageWhat the safest thing is for a woman to do when her car breaks down on a remote road? Often our roads do not have cell coverage.

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