DriveSmart BC

DriveSmart BC – Speed From Skidmarks

Tire marks left on the pavement at a collision scene tell the investigator many things about the events involved in a motor vehicle collision. One common example involves using the length of the mark to calculate pre-collision speed. It was…



DriveSmart BC – Wet Weather Driving

Welcome to wet road season in British Columbia! Some areas are blessed with this situation more often than others, but drivers need to be aware of the perils of wet highways. The well being of you and other road users…



DriveSmart BC – Back to School 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:07 am marks the opening of the elementary school nearest to where I live. Time to think about school zones and school bus safety for another year. It will be easy to obey the flashing…





DriveSmart BC – Beefs And Bouquets

Twenty years of traffic law enforcement experience has (mis)shaped what I find entertaining, so every Thursday I find myself reading the beefs in the Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Beefs and Bouquets feature. There is almost always at least one beef about…


DriveSmart BC – Electronic Monitoring

Our current system of trying to change driver behaviour largely consists of traffic tickets, vehicle impoundment and driver’s licence suspensions. They all rely on traffic policing to find and deal with those who don’t follow the rules. How efficient is…