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John Ducker: Parallel parking an unavoidable, vital skill

John Ducker: Parallel parking an unavoidable, vital skill

You won’t pass your road test unless you can parallel park. And yet, many drivers admit to an unconquerable fear around reversing a car into a parking space.
John Ducker: Don't be blind to the dangers of night driving

John Ducker: Don't be blind to the dangers of night driving

When it’s hard to see, risk for accidents increases because road hazards are harder to spot, signs harder to read and overall judgment starts to fail.
New rules mean B.C. drivers must keep further away from cyclists

New rules mean B.C. drivers must keep further away from cyclists

The transportation minister says it's another step "in modernizing our rules to keep up with new technologies that are changing how people are getting around."
John Ducker: Multi-tasking is another form of distracted driving

John Ducker: Multi-tasking is another form of distracted driving

Whether fiddling with the entertainment system, handling and eating food or attending to other tasks, momentary inattention while driving can have disastrous results.
John Ducker: Watching for trouble at intersections

John Ducker: Watching for trouble at intersections

Remember to slow down, even on a green light because just easing your foot off the gas gives you more time to react if necessary.
John Ducker: Keep kids safe from the dangers of hot cars

John Ducker: Keep kids safe from the dangers of hot cars

North America-wide, about 38 children die each year from being left in an overheated vehicle. They are tragic circumstances beyond imagination. Why does it happen?
Don't take winter tires off just yet, B.C. highways still require them

Don't take winter tires off just yet, B.C. highways still require them

Some mountainous highways in B.C. require winter tires until April 30.
Under the hood: At internationally known Victoria auto restorer, it's all in the details

Under the hood: At internationally known Victoria auto restorer, it's all in the details

Coachwerks drew international attention last month after a Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing coupe it restored sold for $3.41 million US.
John Ducker: Headphones can distract pedestrians from danger

John Ducker: Headphones can distract pedestrians from danger

One U.S. study in 2019 reported on 1,347 pedestrian-motor vehicle incidents, 60 of them involving a fatality, where headphone use was a factor
Victoria-restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz sells for record $3.5M at auction

Victoria-restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz sells for record $3.5M at auction

The purchaser, who wanted to remain anonymous, is an 80-year-old car collector from Minnesota