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John Ducker: All road users have role in keeping safe

John Ducker: All road users have role in keeping safe

A trial in North Vancouver this past April saw a motorist acquitted of charges around the 2019 death of a cyclist who was killed by the sudden opening of a car door.
John Ducker: You never forget the post-crash silence

John Ducker: You never forget the post-crash silence

It was my first fatal crash scene. A Toyota Celica heading east on Fairfield Road had drifted sideways over the boulevard near Moss Street. The passenger door had slammed into a tree, bending the car into a near perfect horseshoe.
Bill Vance: 1959 Caddy epitomizes flamboyant era in car design

Bill Vance: 1959 Caddy epitomizes flamboyant era in car design

The 1959 Cadillac, the self proclaimed “Standard of the World,” was a garish end to a garish decade. It was a period in which Detroit produced some of the most flamboyant cars in its history.
Bill Vance: 'Bread van' Europa both stylish and practical

Bill Vance: 'Bread van' Europa both stylish and practical

After successfully building and racing cars based on such mundane machinery as the tiny Austin Seven, English engineer Colin Chapman launched his modest Lotus Engineering Co. in 1952 to build small kit cars.
Bill Vance: Storied Jaguar grew from motorcycle sidecars

Bill Vance: Storied Jaguar grew from motorcycle sidecars

The Jaguar company grew from humble roots planted in 1922. It began when two young motorcycle enthusiasts named William Walmsley and William Lyons formed the Swallow Sidecar Co.
Bill Vance: Original Lincoln Continental was designed just for Ford president

Bill Vance: Original Lincoln Continental was designed just for Ford president

The original Lincoln Continental, now referred to as the Continental Mark I, is a classic automobile design. It was recognized for its outstanding styling qualities by no less than the New York Museum of Modern Art which placed one on display.
Drivers admit to using phones more during pandemic: ICBC

Drivers admit to using phones more during pandemic: ICBC

RICHMOND — A new study has found that B.C. drivers are using their phone more while on the road during the pandemic, according to ICBC.
Jack Knox: Honking great shift as Victoria drivers sound their horns a little too much

Jack Knox: Honking great shift as Victoria drivers sound their horns a little too much

Weekday morning. Rush hour. A driver coming off the Vic West end of the Bay Street bridge is stopped at Tyee, waiting to turn left. A sign reads No Left Turn, but the woman ignores it, causing vehicles to pile up behind her.
Bill Vance: Diesel had its heyday but future uncertain

Bill Vance: Diesel had its heyday but future uncertain

Diesel cars had some popularity in Canada over the years until Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” emissions scandal broke in 2015 and killed the diesel market. In the United States there was less diesel enthusiasm due to lower gasoline prices.
Bill Vance: Chrysler survived the '80s thanks to Lee Iacocca and the K-car

Bill Vance: Chrysler survived the '80s thanks to Lee Iacocca and the K-car

Lido (Lee) Iacocca achieved what few men have: he saved an automobile company from bankruptcy. In rescuing the Chrysler Corporation during the 1979 to 1982 period he displayed the same drive and spirit that Chrysler’s founder Walter P.