Tim Schewe

Photo radar an effective traffic tool

Agree with me or not, speed is a major component in many motor vehicle collisions. The consequences of collisions are severe...

Headlight conversions can be dangerous and illegal

For headlights with filaments, you will find a North American SAE code or a European E code on the lens that starts with an H...

Do you think traffic tickets work?

What would you do if you were responsible for traffic safety?

Beware the weaving skateborder

Whether by oversight or design, our Motor Vehicle Act has chosen not to regulate skateboarders or roller skaters/bladers at all.

Police vehicles need space on road

If you are in traffic around a police vehicle, a defensive driver will leave plenty of room for the unexpected...

Being a good Samaritan could put you in the hot seat

Being a good Samaritan could make you a party to an offence. Take the instance of an impaired driver who has gone off the road...

We must take ownership our driving practices

We do have to take ownership of our driving practices and stop justifying our misbehaviour.

Stop before you hit the sidewalk

When emerging from an alley, driveway, building or private road, you must stop your vehicle before driving onto the sidewalk area

Intersections are places for accidents — and tickets

Almost 80 drivers stopped at the red light, grabbed their cell phones and started to text...

‘Where’s a cop when you need one?’

I very rarely see a police vehicle in my travels, much less one stopped at the side of the road dealing with a driver...

Reflectors and lights make a ‘bright pedestrian’

Reflective material, whether it be a vest, an armband or even trim on your clothing is the first step...

Vehicle lights have important jobs

Don't signal, signal too late, don't dim, don't turn headlights or tail lights on, don't turn fog lights off...

Rules around merging when turning right

The answer does depend on whether the merging motorist has an acceleration lane to use or is facing a yield sign...

When to replace a damaged windshield

There are regulations that describe damage that is considered to be vision-obstructing...

Safe spacing at red lights

You should be able to see the pavement between the front of your car and the car in front of you when stopped at a red light...

Data on vehicle collisions lacking

Are we losing touch with how often the bad things are happening on our highways?

Resolve to improve your driving habits this year

Are we prepared to be a little less "me" centric and a little more co-operative with everyone that we share the highway with?

Right turn budging at stop signs not acceptable

When people turning right at stop signs pull up beside someone going straight or turning left it blocks their view so they must wait...

Driver and pedestrian attention lacking

Pedestrians often wander right out into traffic without making eye contact with drivers or scanning for traffic as they cross

What to do if you’re in a minor vehicle collision

If you are involved in a minor collision, insuring your own safety post-crash likely means moving your vehicle off of the road...

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