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Safe driving tips from Steve Wallace

Steve Wallace has a good column in the Times-Colonist newspaper. He provides a few unique driving safety tips, including this one:

I pay special attention to certain types of vehicles. I avoid driving in close proximity to rental moving vans. There are certain companies that have been criticized for the extremely poor mechanical condition of their fleet. The people who rent these types of vehicles only have to possess a regular class 5 licence and are seldom familiar with controlling such a big truck or trailer. I doubt very much whether many of them have driven anything bigger than a small sedan. They usually have a huge load to transport and are not fully appreciative of the braking time and distance necessary to stop safely. Tying down such a load in order to avoid it shifting while in transit is not something a novice rental driver would think of doing.