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Column Drivesmart: My name is Tim and I’m a bad driver

<p>Can you pass the quiz on driving skills? (submitted)</p> -

Can you pass the quiz on driving skills? (submitted)

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By Tim Schewe

I don't try to be a bad driver, quite the opposite in fact, I try to do my best when I get behind the wheel.

However, being human, I occasionally fail. So do we all. Hopefully that sets me apart from drivers who don't know any better, drivers who let their skills slip and drivers who really don't care.

We're about a month into ICBC's newest road safety campaign Know Your Part, Drive Smart. The idea is that everyone has a part to play in navigating traffic safely and you should know what your part is.

Central to the campaign is the Drive S.M.A.R.T. quiz. You are presented with 12 questions on road rules and driver attitude. Any experienced driver that reads carefully, considers the four possible answers and makes their choice should earn Total Bragging Rights. That's 12 questions out of 12 correct.

Would you like to brush up? You can also take a Practice Knowledge Test or a Road Sign Test. These are a little more comprehensive but again, if you are an experienced driver, you should get them all right.

Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. To comment or learn more, please visit

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