Tim Schewe

Beware the morning after

Some people would seem to make a contest about how much alcohol they can drink and still function.

What we think we know

I find the interaction that I have with others on the subject of driving and traffic laws very interesting.

An RCMP officer waits to catch drivers in Duncan exceeding the speed limit.

Nothing but a tax grab?

These words were often spoken by drivers during or just after signing to acknowledge the receipt of a violation ticket.

An RCMP officer waits to catch drivers in Duncan exceeding the speed limit.
Do you know where you should stop for a stop sign?

Where to stop for a stop sign

Would you believe me if I told you that the positioning of a stop sign at an intersection has nothing to do with where you must stop?

Do you know where you should stop for a stop sign?

Choking on exhaust: reporting air pollution from vehicles

It’s a great question as vehicles like this affect the air that you and I breathe.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation

Introducing variable speed signs in British Columbia

The choice of a safe travel speed depending on the driving environment can be as varied as the number of drivers on the highway.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation

Driver is least reliable part of the vehicle

Unless you are the only vehicle on the highway you are one piece in a three dimensional puzzle that must fit in with all the other pieces.

We share the road with other people

The selfish drivers being encouraged these days

Driving should involve cooperation, not a contest.

We share the road with other people

Should I drive for Uber or not?

It looks like a good way to pick up some easy money and provide a lower cost service to people at the same time.

Daytime running lights are now standard on most vehicles.

Daytime running lights for vehicles celebrate 25th birthday

Daytime running lights (DRLs) have been mandatory equipment on all vehicles in Canada since model year 1990.

Daytime running lights are now standard on most vehicles.

Winter puts on the pressure

Black ice is a hazard here on Vancouver Island and the best defence is a good set of winter tires.

Convicted in Alberta — can I drive in B.C.?

The basis of this story comes from an inquiry posed by a young man who moved to Alberta for work and was convicted for drinking and driving.

Four matched winter tires are your best bet for safety on winter roads. Mixing types of tires can affect both braking and steering.

Two or four winter tires needed?

Drivesmart:Any vehicle will steer more predictably if the traction at each wheel is the same.

Four matched winter tires are your best bet for safety on winter roads. Mixing types of tires can affect both braking and steering.
Many drivers do not leave enough space when passing.

Distance: passed and forgotten

This action leaves less (sometimes much less) than optimum following distance between you and the driver who passed you.

Many drivers do not leave enough space when passing.

Disobeying the laws of physics

You may be able to disregard the rules in the Motor Vehicle Act and survive, but you can't flout the laws of physics.

It’s a left turn, not acceleration lane

A gentleman from Courtenay explained about the regular difficulty that he encountered when he used the two-way left turn lanes in that city.

A properly secured load

Rules: how many tie-downs?

The load consisted of rough lumber, about 2x6 or 2x8 size 12 to 14 feet long and three feet high on a flat deck trailer pulled by a pickup.

A properly secured load
Pedestrians must pay attention to traffic signals

Pedestrian with a death wish

The collision counter on the DriveSmartBC website estimates 33 pedestrian deaths in B.C. to July 29, 2015.

Pedestrians must pay attention to traffic signals

Car jail for careless smokers

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What am I required to tell police during a traffic stop?

What do you have to tell police when you are the subject…