Tag Archives: right of way

All the Details on How to do Right Turn Shoulder Checks When Driving

Thank you to Eric L. for this article! Eric L. has been a driving instructor in North Vancouver for many years. He can be found at the North Shore Driving School. With ever increasing cyclist and pedestrian traffic on public roads, knowing when and where to shoulder check is a vital observation skill especially when turning right. A proper shoulder check …

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Interesting Intersection With a What?-Way-Stop

Q: Almost everywhere in BC where there’s a little black-and-white sign under a stop sign that says “X-way” (the “X” is usually “4”), it means precisely that there are “X” streets entering the intersection, and that all “X” of them have stop signs. I’ve seen this with 3-way stops as well. However, very occasionally (three times in my life, that …

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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 4-Way-Stop Rules: Left Turn Vs. Straight Through

A friendly reminder to come to a full and complete stop (yes I am guilty of not doing this from time to time) as this can make your life so much easier because if everybody does this, then you can clearly tell who stopped first, second, etc. If you all kind of slow down and then try and guess whose …

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Learn About Why You Are Allowed Right On Red, But Not Left

Probably because when you turn right you only have to yield to one lane (one direction) of vehicles and when you turn left you would have to yield to both directions. And if the intersection were such a size, shape, design, or whatever that it would be safe to pull into the intersection if necessary while attempting to turn left …

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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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