Driving Question: Should I Pull Into the Intersection When I’m Turning Left?
Entering the Intersection on Green Lights If you’re turning left on a Green Light, then Yes, you should pull into the intersection when you’re yielding to oncoming traffic and/or pedestrians. The only exception would be if there were no available space to turn into. This…
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…
Driving Question: If there’s no traffic can I go through a red light?
No. This is the whole idea behind having traffic lights, isn’t it? Even if there is no traffic, you can not go straight through a red light (unless you’re at a red light that is located somewhere other than at an intersection, and you’ve stopped…
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…
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…
Q: Who has the Right of Way on Right Turns: Cyclists/Bikes, Pedestrians, or Cars?
First of all let’s get one thing straight: No one has the right-of-way until someone else has given it. Thinking “I have the right of way” often leads to disaster when others who are supposed to yield, don’t. So, think of it in terms of…
What’s The Deal With Summer & School Zones in British Columbia?
School zones are in effect 8 am to 5 pm on School Days. In the summer, the speed limit is 50 km/hr in a school zone unless you see a “Summer School” tab attached to the school zone sign. Playground zones are in effect…
Lane Changing Tips
Recommended procedure for lane changing is usually: 1) Mirror(s) 2) Signal 3) Shoulder Check 4) Lane Change & Check Mirror Again Ok this all sounds very nice, but what else should you know? In my day-to-day observations I often see something like this: …
Q: Where can I do a U-Turn?
Good question. Let’s start by a list of places/circumstances where it is blatantly illegal to do a U-Turn under BC Law: Motor Vehicle Act – Reverse Turn Reverse turn 168 Except as provided by the bylaws of a municipality or the laws of a treaty…
Q: Are there any special rules (ie. speed limit) on roads where lines (yellow) are not painted?
That’s a great question! Yellow lines and speed limits however, do not have a relationship in this regard. If there are no speed signs posted on a road, regardless of the presence of yellow lines, then technically the speed limit is 50 km/hr in towns…
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