Video of Driving From Duncan To Parksville, circa 1966

The BC Ministry of Transportation has put this video on YouTube featuring a sped up film (the 1960’s equivalent of dash cam video) of a drive from Duncan to Parksville, circa 1966.

Many of the locations are still readily recognizable despite the many changes over the intervening decades.

 

And for the younger viewers, the background sound is of a movie projector.

We will post more of these videos in future.

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Charges Laid After A California Road Rage Incident That Went Viral

In June 2017, the following video of a Road Rage incident on a California highway went viral.

Unfortunately in many cases of Road Rage shown online, the aftermath rarely appears. In this particular case, the motorcycle rider was later arrested and charged but the arrest went largely unnoticed.

Here is a video of the California Highway Patrol discussing the subsequent investigation and the charges laid against the motorcycle rider as a result of the incident:

And just FYI, here is video on Road Rage which appeared on ABC News in 2014:

Try not to succumb to Road Rage. It doesn’t end well!

A Video On Young Drivers’ Risk Factors From The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

This short video from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) explains many of the risk factors for newly licensed young drivers and the reasons for the restrictions placed on Class 7 L and Class 7 N licenses by ICBC:

For those wanting Class 7 driving lessons our prices are listed here.

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We Still Have Spaces Available For Class 4, 5 and 7 Driving Lessons This Summer. Book Now To Start Your Summer Driving Lessons.

We still have spaces available for clients wanting Driving Lessons in Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 this summer.
Contact us now to start your summer Driving Lessons. You will find our rates for Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 to be very competitive.
See our Testimonials from Clients page and the Reviews/Recommendations on our Facebook page to see what clients have said about us.

Our advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018
Our advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018

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Don’t Try To Replicate Movie Stunts In Cars – As Two Men In Louisiana Tried To Do, Unsuccessfully

Two Texas men have died in Louisiana while apparently trying to replicate a movie stunt: jumping a draw bridge in a car.

Please do not try to follow their example.  These things may appear to work in movies but the laws of physics cannot be suspended in the real world! Attempting to do these car maneuvers you may have seen in movies is not going to end well.

Here is the news report from Louisiana:

“2 die trying to jump car over raised drawbridge

Here’s a map showing the location of the Black Bayou Bridge,

Here are views of the approach to the Black Bayou Bridge from both sides:

Trying to jump this drawbridge (or any drawbridge) in a car is not going to end well, as these two Texas men have demonstrated.

Don’t follow their example!

Here are some other reports on this story:

Distracted Driving Videos From The U.S. Department Of Transportation

We came across some videos on Distracted Driving from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The USDOT uploaded these videos to YouTube in 2011 and 2012 but the message is still very relevant. The videos are all part of a USDOT series on “Faces Of Distracted Driving”:

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Here’s another video on Distracted Driving we came across on YouTube:

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We Will Be Offering Driving Lessons In Courtenay / Comox On Saturdays

Although we are based in the Cowichan Valley, we recently received some queries from the Courtenay / Comox area inquiring whether we offer Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons in the Courtenay / Comox area.

We put up a Facebook advertisement for the Courtenay / Comox area asking whether there was interest from area residents in taking lessons with us and we got some lesson bookings as a result of the Facebook advertisement.

So West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. will now be offering Class 5 and Class 7 lessons in Courtenay / Comox on Saturdays.

We will look at whether there is any interest in Class 4 lessons in Courtenay / Comox and, if so, we will start offering Class 4 lessons in Courtenay / Comox on Saturdays as well. We will also start offering ERA lessons for seniors in Courtenay / Comox if there is interest in that.

Our lesson rates for Class 5 and Class 7 lessons are definitely competitive with other Driving Schools in the Courtenay / Comox area.

If you are a Courtenay / Comox area resident and you are interested in taking Class 5 or Class 7 Driving Lessons with West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. could you please let us know by phone / text at 250-732-8093, by email at mark@WestCoastDriverTraining.com or through the dialog box at the bottom of this page.