Last year, I uploaded a dashcam video of the Sea to Sky highway driving northbound. Here is now the video in the opposite direction on a nice summer evening.
This car in front of me makes a left turn, but almost goes into the left turn lane of the opposing side. I’ve seen this happen commonly for drivers turning into roads with a lot of lanes or medians. Before initiating the turn, look where you are turning and ensure you know where you want to go.
It’s one thing to know how to step on the accelerator pedal, but it’s another to know how to effectively merge into another lane… This driver of the big white truck that zooms by in the right lane leaves themselves no room to merge when they reach the parked car ahead. Merging works best when matching the speed of other traffic, not too fast, not too slow (or worst, when stopped).
This weekend was the closest to the feast day of St. Christopher (July 25), the patron saint of travelers. It is a tradition at St. Anthony of Padua parish to pray the following Pledge for Safe Driving and to bless people’s cars with holy water after Mass. Pledge for Safe Driving Lord Jesus, You teach us to love others as you love. Help me to drive safely and responsibly: avoiding dangerous acts while driving such as texting, making phone calls, speeding excessively and driving impaired. Please give me the grace to be courteous and kind, and to use my car Continue Reading
Cyclists are subject to the same rules of the road as defined in the Motor Vehicle Act. That means not crossing an intersection against a red light, as this cyclist did. Luckily I was not going faster, or else I might have collided with them.