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RESOURCE - Transport Canada Recall Database

transport canada vehicle recall imageHas the manufacturer of your vehicle issued a safety related recall? Transport Canada's Vehicle Recalls On-Line Database makes short work of answering this question for you. Simply enter the make, model and year of your vehicle and find out immediately if you should be concerned.

Q&A - Rumble Strips

Q&A ImageQuestion: I wonder if you can find any information regarding the rumble strips they cut into the asphalt between lanes. I can see some benefit in them in waking up a sleepy driver, mainly on the side of the road, but like on Hwy 6 from Vernon to Nakusp, there are a lot of corners and this rumble strip is annoying in that most people drive over it, which causes a lot of noise in your vehicle.

Of Course He Has a Driver's Licence

Vehicle ImpoundI arrived part way through a story unfolding in the Driver Service Center today. As I sat down, I saw a middle aged woman indicate a young man to the clerk and comment something to the effect of "at least he has a valid licence." It quickly became apparent that she trying to initiate the review of the impoundment of her vehicle and that one of her children driving it without a valid driver's licence had triggered the impound.

How Wide? How Long? How High?

Measuring TapeHow Wide? How Long? How High? These questions, when asked in relation to vehicles and their loads, probably bring large commercial vehicles to mind for most drivers. However, the rules on the maximum allowable sizes apply to light non-commercial vehicles as well.

The Ubilt Utility Trailer

Ubilt Utility TrailerThe quality of a home made or ubilt utility trailer can range from factory perfect to I'm amazed that it is still following you! Lights, licensing, weight and brakes are the most common problems encountered by enforcement personnel at the roadside.

RESEARCH - Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicles

UBC LogoThe University of British Columbia has prepared a report for TransLink titled Human-electric hybrid vehicles: Implications of new non-auto mobility options for street design and policy in the Vancouver region. The objectives of the research were to address the following:

RATING - The World's Best Drivers

Driver of the YearCompare the Market is an Australian firm that makes comparisons for consumers to help them purchase products and save money. One area covers car insurance products and that division has identified the world's best drivers using a variety of factors, including blood alcohol allowance limits, the quality of roads, and the number of deaths caused by road traffic.

If You Were Responsible for Traffic Safety

SoapboxIt's been a decade since I asked this question of visitors to this website. Back then it was in the context of asking if you had a better idea to change bad driving behaviours than our current traffic ticketing system. This time around, let's look at it from the perspective of our traffic laws.

Are Dashcams Legal in BC?

I have a question about the dash cam that I use while driving around in Vancouver every day. I see a lot of "interesting" driving, if you know what I mean. That said, I am wondering if I am breaking any privacy laws. Either way, could a police officer use my video to give the driver a ticket?

BC HYDRO - Post Crash Electrical Safety

BC Hydro LogoAside from fire or being hit by other vehicles post crash, a danger most of us may not consider is electrocution. If the collision that you are involved in includes a kiosk or utility pole BC Hydro would like you to know about the dangers presented by electricity.

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