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Retirement from Driving

Retired PosterI got into my car the other day and got to thinking that there will be a time when I will lose my freedom and independence from driving.

How will I know when it is time to retire from driving? I don't want it to be sudden as a result of a crash that may hurt others as well as myself. What can my family do to help with the decision on my abilities? Here are some resources for support with the Retirement Discussion.. Need an update on your current ability to drive? ICBC has a  Practice and Refresher Test to try. Find out what is available as alternative transportation by Planning Ahead.

Fraudulent Compliance Markings

DriveSmartBC LogoI am thinking about upgrading the sealed beams on a vintage car to LED headlights. The LED headlights I'm considering are marked "DOT SAE" on the front. Does that mean that they are legal on roadways in B.C.? The gentleman that posed this question also supplied a web site URL with more information that promised DOT approval and explained that these lights were used by international Baja racing teams. Sounds good, doesn't it?

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Turning Right in Sechelt

DriveSmartBC LogoThis all started with a simple question from my e-mail: "Are right turn lanes allowed at 4 way stop intersections?" The story evolved as I asked questions to try and understand the situation before answering here. It turns out to involve the intersection of Trail Avenue and Cowrie Street in Sechelt.

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Taking Cyclists Seriously

DriveSmartBC LogoI found this Tweet from a cyclist on southern Vancouver Island yesterday: A #RCMP told me today it was too dangerous to ride a bike on the roads and I should find another hobby. In their view going to the grocery store on a #bike is a hobby. #Police and the public need to wake up #bikes are a serious mode of transport.

Wow! This officer must have missed some important reading in their copy of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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Refer to Your Owner's Manual

DriveSmartBC LogoOne of the loneliest books in the world might just be your vehicle's owner's manual. Consigned to the glove box, many never see the light of day until they find a new home in the recycle bin. That's a shame because the manufacturer of your vehicle has put a lot of thought and important safety information on those pages.

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