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Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. Visit DriveSmartBC.ca to comment or learn more.

DrivesmartBC: Lack of mufflers

Why don’t the police do anything about noisy exhaust systems?

  • Feb 23, 2021

 

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Drivesmart column: The Motor Vehicle Act needs an update

Imagine how difficult the job must be to keep the 494 chapters of the provincial statutes

  • Feb 9, 2021

 

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When the fried chickens come home to roost

Too much comfort food eventually leads to physical discomfort

 

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Do you know someone who should not be driving?

DrivesmartBC column: We are currently living about 10 years longer than our ability to drive safely

  • Feb 2, 2021
Questions for Tim Schewe? Email him directly:questions@drivesmartbc.ca.
Tim Schewe is a retired constable.

Drivesmart column: Passing on the right

If there is room for a driver or cyclist to squeeze through, they will do it.

  • Jan 21, 2021
Tim Schewe is a retired constable.
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Dogs don’t drive: they don’t need to be in the driver’s seat

A smaller dog on the lap could move into a position that would entangle it in the steering wheel

  • Jan 19, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: “Rules of the road” for parking lots

If you fail to follow the rules, you run the risk of being towed

  • Jan 12, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Always give snow plows plenty of room on the road

Be cautious of unexpected behaviour!

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Drivesmart column: Following too closely

Maintaining a buffer in front of your vehicle gives you time to recover from inattention

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Drinking and driving zero tolerance

It is past time to extend the GLP zero alcohol rules to all drivers.

  • Dec 20, 2020
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Collision with an animal, what to do?

One estimate places this number at 12,000 annually.

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Gravity is not load security

Anything inside your vehicle that is not tied down in some manner can become a hazard

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Be Safe, Be Seen

Always assume that drivers cannot see you

  • Oct 29, 2020
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Headlamps 101

Few drivers get their vehicle headlamps aimed, yet this is important

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
Drivesmart column: I’ll drive if I want to

Drivesmart column: I’ll drive if I want to

My contact with a driver like this began when I stopped a business vehicle for speeding.

  • Aug 28, 2020
Drivesmart column: I’ll drive if I want to
Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending

Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending

As I sit here beside my dad, holding his hand, as he prepares to take his final breaths

  • Aug 20, 2020
Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending
Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

“Don’t you guys ever do anything else than write tickets?”

  • Jul 28, 2020
Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…
Drivesmart column: 10 questions and 10 answers

Drivesmart column: 10 questions and 10 answers

It’s time to deal with all the questions in the DriveSmartBC inbox

  • Jul 24, 2020
Drivesmart column: 10 questions and 10 answers
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Traffic calming in your neighbourhood

Since the police are only part of the solution, what are the alternatives?

  • Jul 18, 2020
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