Tag Archives: transportation

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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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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Space Management & Defensive Driving

Firstly, cars are moving things and can be timed. Time things so that you are not driving in the blind spot of another vehicle, nor right beside them. These situations are dangerous because drivers do not have escape routes (extra space) and possibly can not see one another. Crashes happen when 2 or more vehicles try to enter the same …

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Right Turns on Red Lights

Question: Say I’m coming to a intersection and making a right turn on red. After stopping at the stop line can I slowly start to creep forward? Can I slowly start to turn the car to the right? Or must I stay behind the stop line until I make the turn? What if I can’t see traffic when I’m trying …

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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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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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How to tell if the light will change to yellow soon

Fresh A Fresh light is a green light you know for sure is going to stay green. The only way to be 100% certain is to see the pedestrian “Walk” signal advising the pedestrians that they may start walking across the crosswalk. Stale A Stale light is one that you think might change to yellow soon. Clues are: if the …

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Before driving, walk around your car the correct way!

If you will be reversing, check behind your car beforehand. If you will be driving forwards, walk around the front of the vehicle. Make sure 4 tires are correctly inflated (not flat), the path between the tires is clear, and the blind zone is free of obstacles. If your car is parked on a main street, walk toward your car …

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