Q: Proper Freeway Merging

Question: I travel the freeway often and I find it infuriating how people merge onto, or allow other people to merge on to the freeway from the on-ramp. In the olden days when I took my test, it was actually one of the questions asked of me at the counter after my road test. If I am in the number …

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Get Home Safely: Designated Driver Services Contact Numbers

Happy New Year!       Plan your way home beforehand. Party at home, don’t drink, stay the night, or, have a designated driver by using one of the many services available:   Operation Red Nose (FREE) 1-877-604-NOSE Abbotsford / Mission 604 -864-4814 Burnaby 778-866-6673 Chilliwack 603-393-3000 Delta / Richmond 604-943-0460 Kamloops 250-372-5110 Langley / Surrey 604-455-8845 Nanaimo 250-755-6969 New …

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Snow Plow Safety Tips from the Transportation Ministry

Due to several recent collisions involving Snow Plows in BC, the ministry of transportation would like to remind drivers to be more careful around Snow Plows, especially on the Coquihalla Highway where the collisions occurred.     Snow plow safety tips   The Transportation Ministry has issued these tips for drivers on snowy highways: Turn on your head and tail lights …

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Road Test Stories: The Examiner’s Role

Are you blaming the result of your road test on the examiner?  Will the examiner try and trick you on the road test? NO, THEY DO NOT. Failed Road Test for Speeding J: Actually, this is how I failed my first ever road test when going from L to N. The examiner took me on a route where there was …

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Fallen Power Lines involving motor vehicle accidents [BC Hydro]

  If you can safely drive away, it’s the best option. If you can safely drive out from under the power line or source of electricity, do so. Travel at least the length of a bus – about 10 metres (33 feet) – before stopping. Electricity can energize vehicles and objects in car accidents Motor vehicle accidents where power poles …

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Chronicles of Alex [Hours 14.75 – 16.75]

Driving Hours 14.75 – 16.75, Nov 15 We practiced: Sidewinding roads (Curves) Lane changes Uncontrolled intersections Determining whether a green light was stale/fresh The sun was so bright that at times I could barely see the road! It is good to practice in different conditions, though. Emergency vehicles We practiced the correct action to take when an emergency vehicle is …

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