Before driving, walk around your car the correct way!

(Last Updated On: January 11, 2017)

If you will be reversing, check behind your car beforehand. If you will be driving forwards, walk around the front of the vehicle. Make sure 4 tires are correctly inflated (not flat), the path between the tires is clear, and the blind zone is free of obstacles. If your car is parked on a main street, walk toward your car facing the traffic; get eye contact and open your door only when safe.

Every year, children are killed and injured in their own driveway by their own parents who reverse or drive forwards without knowing the children are in front/behind a large vehicle.  These tragic events can be eliminated by proper approach to your vehicle, each and every time you drive.

Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while receiving strange looks from others. May the quest for great driving continue!

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