Before Driving – PLEASE – Walk Around Your Vehicle The Correct Way!
If you will be reversing Check behind your car beforehand. If you will be driving forwards Walk around the front of the vehicle. Make sure 4 tires are correctly inflated (not flat), the path between the tires…
The Ultimate Winter Road Trip Checklist for Your Winter Driving Adventures
Winter road trips can be challenging and unpredictable. Be prepared by following these tips: Tires – #1: use winter tires, 4 of them, and check the pressure (info on your door jamb). Even if it’s not snowing, winter tires offer better…
Safe Guidelines For Driving In The Lane or Back Ally
Unless posted, the speed limit here is maximum 20 km/hr. Entrances to lanes, parking lots, and driveways are legally treated much more like a private driveway than an intersection. This means drivers exiting the lane are required to completely stop their vehicle before the…
Driving Signs You Should Know: The End of the Road Checkers!
This is the “End of the Road” sign. There is no more road here! Notice how it’s eerily similar in design to the checkered flag indicating the end of a car race. Just something I noticed one day while day dreaming.
How to Park Your Car on a Hill Safely
Overview When you park on a hill, be sure to turn your wheels so that the car would roll away from the road, and not into traffic, in the case of mechanical failure. Dry steering Avoid dry steering – steering while the vehicle is completely stopped…
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…
What You Must Know About Unmarked Crosswalks
Generally, any intersection is a legal place to cross the road. This is called an unmarked crosswalk. If there are pedestrians waiting at an intersection like this one, vehicle traffic is required to yield. Be sure to stop your vehicle well before the…
BC Road Sign Colours and their Meanings
The colours of road signs have very specific meanings: White and black signs are regulation signs. This means if you disregard what is on the sign, you’re breaking the law. A sign with a Yellow background is a warning, caution, or recommended speed sign. …
HELP! There’s a Bus/Truck In Front of Me… And I Can’t See The Traffic Light!
Can’t see the traffic light? You know there’s an intersection… but where is the traffic light? I’ve heard this before. Unfortunately I’ve also heard of people driving right though red lights following a truck / bus for this very reason. …
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