Construction Zone Signs

DriveSmartBC LogoI was driving home after shift last week listening to the radio and enjoying the sunshine. The traffic report was being broadcast and in it was a cell phone call from a woman who had been stopped in the lineup for the highway construction on Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Parksville. She wondered if anyone knew what was going on.

Motorized Personal Mobility Devices

DriveSmartBC LogoBritish Columbia's view of what consists of acceptable methods of transportation on our roads had changed considerably since I started policing in the 1980's. Back then, cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and feet were pretty much all that was allowed. Devices like rollerblades, skateboards, motorized bicycles and scooters were either strictly controlled or forbidden completely.

SCAM - Telus Phone Marketing

phone scam alert imageI received a telemarketing call last week from 604-998-2231. The offer was for Telus services equivalent to my current Shaw services for 50% less than I was paying. That's attractive, especially since I had just received notice from Shaw that my current contract was expiring in a few months and I needed to renew.

Turning Left Over Solid Lines

DriveSmartBC LogoProbably one of the most dangerous things that we do as drivers is to make a left turn. As we sit in traffic waiting for a large enough gap between oncoming vehicles we risk being hit from behind, the most common collision type on our roads. When we do turn, we present the sides of our vehicle to other traffic which is the most vulnerable position to be in.

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