Driving Question: Is it illegal to Not Signal When Merging?
Yes, you are legally required to signal BEFORE merging. Merging onto a highway is technically the same manoeuvre as a lane change (you’re just driving faster). Signals are important in this case to warn traffic that you’re planning a movement, especially during those instances where…
Stopping Distances – Cars vs. Trucks
Trucks – especially loaded ones – can not and will not stop in the same distance that a car can; even if the driver wants to. Think about this before you cut off a truck. Trucks must be respected. Do not lane change in front…
Q: Are there any Roads that “Learner” Drivers are Not Allowed to Drive on?
Check the back of your drivers license. It will clearly state all of your restrictions, including any particular road restrictions. Normally, “L” (learner) drivers may drive on any road that any other driver is permitted to drive on. Yes, this means the typical “L” driver…
Safe Driving Tips for Canada Day Long Weekend: Start Planning Now
Statistically, long weekends and collisions go hand in hand in BC. Now is the time to start planning ahead to ensure a safe long weekend. Tips: – Make sure your vehicle is on top shape. Have it inspected if it hasn’t been for a…
Q: Is It Illegal if you car doesn’t have Windshield Wipers in British Columbia?
Interesting question! Yes, motor vehicles that are “equipped with a windshield shall also be equipped with a device which is effective for clearing rain, snow or other moisture from the windshield.” (BC Motor Vehicle Act) Motor Vehicle Act What are some other things vehicles are…
Tips for “Yielding” Yield Sign When Driving
Q: What kind of signal do I need for yielding? Typically you are simply turning right (this is a right turn, isn’t it?), so simply use your right-turn signal just like you would for any other right turn. The only time I would use…
Q: How can I tell when I’m at the “Point of No Return” While Driving?
This is a difficult question in which to give a straight forward answer. The point of no return when driving refers to the point at which you keep going when the light goes yellow. This means you are at the point where it is either…
Reminder: Where to Stop for Pedestrians at a Stop-Sign Intersection
It is good practice to stop well before an intersection when stopping for pedestrians (and yes, every intersection is a legal place for pedestrians to cross the road, unless a sign says otherwise). One reason is so that a vehicle may be able to move…
8 Things to Remember about Turning Right on a Green Light
Right Turns Video Demonstration Thing #1: Know Who You Are Yielding To In theory, when you are turning right on a green light, the only people you normally need to yield to are pedestrians and cyclists. Of course, you may need to yield to someone…
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