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Road Rage

Wikipedia defines road rage as “aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by motorists.” Robert asked me to write about it after reading last week’s article on aggressive driving. He attributes most road rage incidents to slow drivers, especially […]

Driver Perception and Reaction Times

I usually talk about driver perception and reaction times in relation to using a signal light but it applies equally well to many other areas of driving such as following distances or why the speed limit might […]

Aggressive Driving

A good definition of an aggressive driver is “an individual committing a combination of moving traffic offences so as to endanger other persons or property.” Do you fit this definition? Due to our built in optimism bias, […]

Heavy Truck Tipovers

I’ve noticed something that concerns me in my travels lately, and that is the single long, narrow, curved tire marks that begin about two thirds of the way into a corner and end when the curve does. […]

Bright Ideas for Driving at Night

The third week in September marked the official start of fall and noticeably shorter days. That means many of us will driving in the dark more often. Here are some bright ideas for driving at night.Bob tells […]

Using HOV Lanes

Vehicles containing more people than just the driver are a relative rarity on our highways. Some estimates place them at less than 10% of the total number of vehicles on the highway! In order to encourage the […]

The Invisible Pedestrian

The Invisible Pedestrian On a morning walk I found myself facing a young woman across a busy intersection while we waited for the traffic signal to change. She was facing me but keeping an eye on the […]

Red Means Stop, But Not Always Stay

Here’s an interesting question from the DriveSmartBC inbox: There is a mid-block pedestrian controlled traffic light in our neighborhood and drivers frequently proceed through it after stopping if no one is in the crosswalk. Is this legal?Ask […]

Maintaining Proper Lane Position

Are some of us such poor drivers that we can’t even stay between the lines on the highway? I was driving home and met a pickup truck completely onto my side of the double solid line in […]

Never Loan Your Vehicle to Anyone

Ever wonder if or even why you should Never loan Your Vehicle? Could you possibly advise us on how best to handle international visitors using our vehicle? We are traveling to Europe this summer and friends from […]

How to Make a Safe Lane Change

I watched a particularly foolish driver the other afternoon who decided to cross over two lanes of traffic in order to prepare for a left turn about a kilometer ahead. This driver zoomed across all the lanes […]

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