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John Ducker: Trust your gut if GPS route seems sketchy

John Ducker: Trust your gut if GPS route seems sketchy

Smartphone mapping systems, or SatNav found in any new vehicle these days, is truly a miracle of the digital era — until it isn’t.
John Ducker: Cannabis use and driving don’t mix

John Ducker: Cannabis use and driving don’t mix

It’s no surprise that since cannabis laws have been relaxed in Canada, there’s more drug impairment on our roads.
John Ducker: Parents, set right example for your cycling children

John Ducker: Parents, set right example for your cycling children

There’s some more work to do when it comes to kids and bicycle safety
John Ducker: Crash stats dip, but there’s a loss of civility and attention on our roads

John Ducker: Crash stats dip, but there’s a loss of civility and attention on our roads

Population increases are putting more and more cars on the roads and increasing driver frustration.
John Ducker: Time to refocus on safety in school zones

John Ducker: Time to refocus on safety in school zones

According to surveys, nearly one-quarter of drivers have witnessed either a collision or a near miss involving a child in or near a school zone. Given the amount of traffic passing through some of our school zones, that’s a worry.
B.C. is not ready for self-driving cars, study finds

B.C. is not ready for self-driving cars, study finds

UBC researchers have proposed a gradual introduction of self-driving vehicles on city streets.
John Ducker: Nothing is worth driving into a wildfire

John Ducker: Nothing is worth driving into a wildfire

If the B.C. Wildfire Service is saying “Don’t go there,” then don’t go there. No vacation, or even that great short cut route, is worth your life or the lives of your passengers.
John Ducker: Insurance dodgers hit us in our pocket

John Ducker: Insurance dodgers hit us in our pocket

Decals are a pain in the rear, though they created another small piece of vehicle owner accountability
Access to electric vehicle charging getting better but not quickly enough

Access to electric vehicle charging getting better but not quickly enough

If you live in Montreal or Vancouver and own an electric car, finding somewhere to charge it is likely as easy as a quick search of an app on your smartphone.
BC Hydro bids to raise EV charging fees, but customers say time-based fees are unfair

BC Hydro bids to raise EV charging fees, but customers say time-based fees are unfair

Some consumers say the proposed rate hike would reduce the incentive for others to make the switch to an electric vehicle.