Failed Road Test Driving Question: Left Turns & Yellow Arrows
Failed Road Test 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…
A Left Turn, with a Right Turn (Vid) for new drivers
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…
Q: Can I 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…
Question on 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…
Intersections: 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…
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: How can I tell when I’m at the “Point of No Return” While Driving?
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…
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…
Tips for Roundabouts & Traffic Circles
Roundabouts are designed to keep traffic moving and improve safety at intersections. Technically a roundabout is a traffic circle with more than one lane On approach, reduce your speed to about 20 km/hr in case you need to yield to other vehicles and for good…
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