Q: How do I know I’m in a Residential Speed Zone?
Residential Area Speed Limit Hi there! I have a question: what else besides houses on both sides makes a residential area, residential (30km)? I’m having issues with that. Does the yellow line in between make the difference ? Meaning if it has the yellow…
ICBC defines ‘spouse’ (FYI for ‘N’ driving restrictions)
Apparently the definition of a spouse is in the motor vehicle act regulations, but who reads those? (oh yeah, me) Those with ‘N’ restrictions and common-law relationships may find this useful. “The definition under section 30.01 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations defines a…
$109 fine for not displaying ‘N’ sign; driver then complains
This CBC news article is reporting a new driver received a ticket for not displaying his ‘N’ sign when he picked up his father in his father’s vehicle, who had had too much to drink. Now the new driver is angry at receiving the ticket. How…
Q: It’s Summer. Can I drive in Flip Flops?
Please Don’t! Driving is serious business and driving in flip flops has great potential for disaster. They can slip off in an instant – and in that instant someone could be killed. Wear proper driving shoes, or keep some in your vehicle. As an instructor,…
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…
Real Life Reasons to Turn your Wheels when Parking on a Hill
Every time someone comes to me and says, “Teach me how to park on a hill. I need to pass the road test,” it makes me cry!! No one needs to learn how to park on a hill in order to pass the road test….
Q: Can I use my friend’s car for the ICBC road test?
ICBC does not have a fleet of vehicles for people to use on their road test. You must show up with a car to your test and you may use any car that you have permission to drive (be aware some people have company vehicles/policies…
Q: Can I Turn Left Across Yellow Line(s) Into a Driveway?
The short answer: Maybe From the ICBC Drive Smart manual: Notice how it doesn’t say “Do not turn left” when it’s talking about the road lines. These look legal: You can also reverse out of your driveway over lines, as long as you…
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