Tag Archives: intersections

Q: Left Turns & Yellow Arrows

Comment: Hi, one of mine friends failed his road test yesterday. His road test had no markings at all but examiner marked one thing as a violation and made him fail.  There was intersection with a special left turn and he was in special left turn lane to turn left, he left the stop line but was exactly on the pedestrian …

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Video Demonstration for New Drivers: A Left Turn, with a Right Turn

Left turns and right turns are very different; but just because they’re different doesn’t mean they can’t get along and live together. Just one example keeping your left turn as safe as possible: Don’t trust the turn signal of any other vehicle (unless your mom is driving it, and even then) Don’t turn at the same time as the right turn Don’t …

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Driving Rules: Can You Change Gears While Driving Through an Intersection?

Why not? As long as you aren’t staring at your shift knob while doing so I can’t see anything wrong with it. There is no law against it in British Columbia. (There is a law against changing gears on train tracks, Even that doesn’t make much sense today). In fact, if you don’t in certain cases (i.e. very large/wide intersections …

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New Driver Questions: Blocking Pedestrian Crosswalks

Question : I have a question about crosswalks which have no traffic lights and where you are trying to turn on to a busier road. I know that I should stop before the crosswalk and wait for pedestrians to clear.  Once they clear, I can cover the crosswalk and start to edge out. But, what if the road I am …

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Driving Tips: Intersections With Pedestrian-Controlled Traffic Lights

Question :   Scenerio:  North and South have normal intersection traffic lights. East and West (this situation side street) have a stop sign. Does East West traffic not have an obligation to still stop at a stop sign before proceeding or does East West traffic now have the right to not stop to beat the light before North & South …

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Q: 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 first). You can turn right on a red light after you stop, if it’s safe, …

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Q: How can I tell when I’m at the Point of No Return?

This is a difficult question in which to give a straight forward answer. The point of no return when driving refers to the point at which you keep going when the light goes yellow. This means you are at the point where it is either impossible to stop behind the stopping line based on speed or conditions, or where it …

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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 through the intersection without being blocked by you (since you are stopping anyway – may …

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