You learn a lot running a driving website. (submitted)

You learn a lot running a driving website. (submitted)

Drivesmart: Things I’ve learned from running a road safety website

The DriveSmartBC web site has been in existence for just over nine years now.

By Tim Schewe

The DriveSmartBC web site has been in existence for just over nine years now. It has been and continues to be a very interesting hobby for me. I thought that this week I would review a few of the things that I have learned from being a road safety webmaster.

I hate to admit it, but I make mistakes. Thank goodness few of them survive the editing process but some saves have come very close to the click of the publish button. The last article concerning roundabouts owes one correction to a user who watched it in the process of being written and telephoned me about it before I was done.

We all think that we are driving experts. I regularly receive email suggesting that I write an article to tell drivers that they cannot or must (insert topic of choice). Most are right on, but some are partly or totally incorrect.

People will tell you all sorts of things that you should not know. Emails sent to me in the past have contained some combination of a full name, address, birthdate and driver’s licence number along with a request to take some action for the person. Please be careful people, someone dishonest can do bad things with this information.

Thank you to everyone, especially those of you who take the time to read my efforts each week.

Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. To comment or learn more, please visit DriveSmartBC.ca