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Beating the heat: Common car issues in hot weather

Beating the heat: Common car issues in hot weather

Hot weather can pose significant challenges for cars, leading to issues such as overheating engines, A/C troubles, and tire-related problems.
John Ducker: Always yield to traffic inside roundabout

John Ducker: Always yield to traffic inside roundabout

Patience, attentiveness, following traffic rules are key to safely and efficiently manoeuvring through roundabouts
John Ducker: Rush to travel, inexperience likely root of rise in motorcycle deaths

John Ducker: Rush to travel, inexperience likely root of rise in motorcycle deaths

In Canada, motorcycles account for 14% of all crash-related fatalities, even though they are only about 3% of the vehicles on the road, according to the RCMP Highway Patrol.
John Ducker: Planning, timing key to smoothly entering busy highway

John Ducker: Planning, timing key to smoothly entering busy highway

Proper acceleration, taking into account the posted speed, the traffic and weather conditions are key to smoothly driving onto a highway.
Drivers, Slow Down and Stay Alert: Insights from a traffic control expert

Drivers, Slow Down and Stay Alert: Insights from a traffic control expert

Learn about the challenges flaggers face on the road and how drivers can contribute to their safety and well-being.
Stay safe and chill on the road: BCAA offers essential tips for driving in hot weather

Stay safe and chill on the road: BCAA offers essential tips for driving in hot weather

As temperature rises, association recommends that drivers check coolant levels, keep tires fully inflated and take other precautions.
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.
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