Police Driving Behaviour

I want you to focus your writing on the driving behaviour of many police officers. I realize that not all of them only follow the rules when it is convenient, but there is a significant number of […]

Understanding Merging Traffic

Understanding Merging Traffic… One correspondent observed that “It seems that drivers generally have a big problem when it comes to merging. In this case let’s say from two lanes to one. In the normal course of events […]

When are U-Turns illegal?

When are U-Turns illegal? When at intersections without traffic lights or at breaks in the centre island of the road, you must not do a U-turn if there is a no U-turn sign. You must also not do […]

Turning at Intersections

Intersections are dangerous places. Yielding right of way is probably the main concern, but the path you travel through one is just as important. Some drivers are so sloppy with their technique that they activate the traffic […]

Proper Display of Licence Plates

The humble licence plate has but one job, positively identifying the vehicle it is attached to. Without license plates, how would we know who owned the vehicle? How would you complain about an erratic driver or report […]

Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) have gone from being a novelty to being present on most vehicles today. Have you read and understood the section of your vehicle owner’s manual on this vital safety system? Contrary to popular belief, […]

Drivers Passing on the Left

According to Tuning Up For Drivers on page 102, passing other vehicles is a maneuver that should be used sparingly. If you’re behind a vehicle that’s going well below the speed limit, you may want to reconsider […]

Parking, Stopping or Standing

Parking, stopping or standing, what’s the difference and why is it important to you as a driver? Recognizing these road signs and knowing what is allowed and what isn’t with regard to these three situations can mean […]

Watch Where You Walk!

Watch where you walk… A man I observed in a parking lot started me thinking about how little care we sometimes take for our own safety when we are pedestrians. I was preparing to back out of […]

Why is the Highway Designed That Way?

Do you ever wonder why some aspect of the highway that you are driving on has been designed that way?  It starts with the Transportation Association of Canada’s Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads, is supplemented by […]

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