Tag Archives: cars

Driving Tips: Tips for Driving Through Tunnels

Ever noticed the sign on the highway advising you to turn on your headlights thru the tunnel? This is not necessarily so your lights may illuminate the road for you, perhaps more so that vehicles behind you can still see you, especially if they are still driving with their sunglasses on (take them off!). If the traffic suddenly stops for …

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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 of a truck and then suddenly stop (i.e. for a red light). Before lane changing …

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Right Turns @ Traffic Lights Demo [video]

I need to make a better one of these. But here it is for now: Carmen Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while …

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Proper Emergency Vehicle Etiquette

Emergency Vehicles: One of the many reasons you should look from Left to Right before you simply “GO” when the light goes green. Sometimes we stop for green lights… Proper emergency vehicle etiquette includes: Pull over to the right (or technically the closest curb) and STOP completely (do this safely and watch the car behind to make sure you won’t …

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Why do we Yield to the Right?

Why do we yield to the right and not the left? For example, say you have a 4-way stop and these two vehicles stop at the same time, and both want to go straight. The answer is: if we yield to the right, it clears the intersection faster than if we yield to the left. In many circumstances, you do …

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Do Not Block Intersections when Stopping for Pedestrians

When stopping for pedestrians, stop before an intersection, not in the middle.  That way, cross traffic could have the opportunity to take the right-of-way.  If you have to stop anyway, may as well let them go. Remember, every intersection is a legal crosswalk unless otherwise posted (‘no pedestrian’ sign). Carmen Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at …

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Vehicle Colour and Collision Statistics

Did you know that the colour of your car could have an affect on your risk of a collision? Research has been varied and generally inconclusive and/or unavailable in Canada, but several common trends have been noted in different studies: Generally the colour with the most collisions is Black (or very dark colours), and the most dangerous time is at …

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