How to Steer Your Car: Shuffle Steering Demonstration
It’s just steering!! (not) In my opinion, knowing how to properly steer a vehicle is one of the most important things for new drivers (and all drivers) to grasp. Shuffle steering is just one way to steer, but it’s a pretty good method. Your arms…
Driving Tips: The True Meaning of The Yellow Traffic Light
There seems to be a lot of confusion about yellow traffic lights. If you are just driving along and your light goes yellow, it means “Stop” unless you can not safely stop in time (ie if you are “past the point of no return” or…
Tips for Roundabouts & Traffic Circles
Roundabouts are designed to keep traffic moving and improve safety at intersections. Technically a roundabout is a traffic circle with more than one lane On approach, reduce your speed to about 20 km/hr in case you need to yield to other vehicles and for good…
Spring Break/Summer Break & School Zones in British Columbia
Q: Do people still have to slow down in a school zone during spring break? Answer: School zones are in effect between 8 am and 5 pm (unless otherwise posted) during SCHOOL DAYS only! During spring break, winter break & summer break…
Dry Steering While Driving Your Car? Don’t Do It!
Have you ever heard of Dry Steering? This means you are turning the steering wheel with the vehicle completely stationary. This can strain your power steering system (rack and pinion, pump, tie rods, bearings) and prematurely wear your tires. Being nice to your tires is…
How (and why) To Scan Intersections Before Driving Thru Them!
When the light goes green It’s very important to scan intersections when the light changes to green… …especially when you’re the first car at the intersection. Immediately after the light has changed from red to green, and with your foot still on the brake pedal,…
Driving Tips: What to do when the Traffic Lights are Out
When the traffic lights are out, use the 4-way stop procedure. HOWEVER, you have to be extra careful. I can not explain the number of times I’ve seen people drive straight through the intersection at full speed because for whatever reason they…
Driving Question: What’s The Difference Between Green Light and Straight Green Arrow?
Ah, Good question! This green arrow simply means that you have to go straight; in other words do not turn left or right. If you have a regular green light you may be allowed to turn from the lane at the intersection. It’s kind of…
How To Tell If The Traffic Light Will Change To Yellow Soon When Driving
Fresh Green Traffic Light A Fresh light is a green light you know for sure is going to stay green. The only way to be 100% certain is to see the pedestrian “Walk” signal advising the pedestrians that they may start walking across the…
Do not Block Intersection or Emergency Vehicle Entrance (Road Markings)
What’s up with this nice design on the road? This warns drivers not to stop on these lines It means DO NOT BLOCK the intersection/driveway. Usually this is found at…
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