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John Ducker: Road safety 101, breakdown edition

John Ducker: Road safety 101, breakdown edition

Whether you have roadside service or not, you’ll be stuck for a while till help arrives. Here are some things to remember.
John Ducker: Drowsy driving third highest cause of collisions

John Ducker: Drowsy driving third highest cause of collisions

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators says that 21% of our collisions are caused by driver fatigue. That amounts to around 400 deaths and 2,100 serious injuries every year.
John Ducker: Dashcam program bolsters U.K. road-safety effort

John Ducker: Dashcam program bolsters U.K. road-safety effort

The U.K.’s national dashcam safety portal allows anyone to submit footage of a reckless driving incident into an online database.
John Ducker: Some safety resolutions for the busy driving season

John Ducker: Some safety resolutions for the busy driving season

Spring is a good time to re-adopt some driving resolutions — the goal is to give police traffic collision analysts the summer off.
Why does it take so long for a road to reopen after a serious crash? Here's why

Why does it take so long for a road to reopen after a serious crash? Here's why

Cpl. Dave Noon, of ICARS, explains why and emphasizes the vital role played in collecting the evidence at the scene of a tragedy.
John Ducker: A cyclist's guide to staying alive out there

John Ducker: A cyclist's guide to staying alive out there

Putting the law aside for a moment, it’s actually irrelevant about who is to blame in a car versus cyclist collision. The cyclist will always come out the loser.
Canadians among the worst drivers in the world, study shows

Canadians among the worst drivers in the world, study shows

Canadians aren't as bad as Americans, according to the study.
John Ducker: How to avoid buying a flood-damaged vehicle

John Ducker: How to avoid buying a flood-damaged vehicle

In the climate-change era, vigilance is key for buyers because a previously flooded vehicle presents an astronomical number of potential repair problems
John Ducker: How to prepare your vehicle for the winter

John Ducker: How to prepare your vehicle for the winter

Here are some of the things you should do to prep your vehicle for the winter — even in Victoria.
B.C. buyers move away from luxury vehicles, toward electric, suggests report

B.C. buyers move away from luxury vehicles, toward electric, suggests report

More economical vehicles like the Honda Civic have gained in popularity with EV vehicles, says a new report. But the Ford F-150 remains the most popular, both in B.C. and across Canada.