Tim Schewe

No excuse for breaking rules of road

The driver clearly knew that what they were doing was against the traffic laws but in their minds they were still being safe

Deer likely won’t hear a whistle on your vehicle

You may have seen them, a pair of small whistles that you attach to your vehicle to scare deer away and prevent collisions with them

Fall driving can be troublesome

The sun is low in the sky to the east at the time of my commute and there is one spot on the highway where it shines directly into my eyes

Wrong-way driving not rare

Contrary to what one might think, instances of wrong-way driving on divided highways are not rare

Stupid drivers ‘deserve to get spanked’

An older female who stopped in the fast lane on the opposite side of a divided highway to take a picture of a fatal collision

Slow down on foggy roads

I was really surprised at the speed of drivers going past me, some I estimated at 130 km/h plus...

Children should wear seatbelts, even in taxis

The little boy involved was sitting on his mother's lap while they rode in the back seat of a taxi...

Watching out for school zones

Back to school! Time to learn about waiting your turn, lining up nicely, being courteous to others and following the rules.

‘I’m OK and you are not OK’ mental state on roads

If we could move to the I'm OK, you are OK state of mind...highway use would be a safer, more pleasant experience

Drivers ticketed for important reasons

When you disobey the traffic rules over and over again and nothing bad happens it is easy to believe that there is no risk in those actions

BEHIND THE WHEEL: Lack of markings should raise a red flag

There is little doubt in my mind that one of the most popular add-on accessories for vehicles is some type of light.

How do you define highway?

Many would describe a highway as a stretch of lined pavement that is meant to drive vehicles on, especially outside of municipal areas

Better weigh that camper before the road trip

You can have your vehicle weighed free of charge at any government weigh scale, often at any time of the day...

Take care, older pedestrians

All of the things that we teach our children to survive in traffic are equally applicable to older pedestrians

Roadside mowers need room

Yesterday I stopped to speak with the road maintenance contractor operating the mower clearing the shoulder...

Rules around collector licence plates

Safety upgrades such as disc brakes, stainless steel brake lines, seat-belts and a theft alarm system are allowed

Is 110 km/h too fast at night?

Freeways in British Columbia are governed by a posted speed limit of 110 km/h and for the most part are lit only by a driver's headlights

Drivers, beware of cycling lanes

Drivers may not understand the duties required of them by the lines painted on the roadway.

Exercise care driving with a propane tank

A lack of care will eventually result in something like the recent incident in the West End of Vancouver.

What are the rules for bicycle lanes?

A reader from Vancouver asked me where the rules came from for bicycle lanes and signs as they could not be found...