Traffic Light Inventions Are you wondering who invented the traffic light? Look no further. In this article we will drive right into all of the juicy details. And we will find out how this all began. Not sure about you, but personally I love traffic lights. I wish I was the one who invented it.… Continue reading Who Invented The Traffic Light? 3 Incredible Humans
If you’re wondering how to lane change, you’re not alone. Lane changing can be quite a difficult thing for a beginner driver to get good at. A lot of beginners tend to slow down to think about things when they’re planning a lane change. Of course this doesn’t work. Let’s get into some helpful pointers… Continue reading How To Lane Change In 3 Steps – Everything You Need to Know
Road Lines Meaning What do all the road lines mean? What’s the difference between yellow lines and white lines? Why are some lines solid and some broken? All excellent questions. Let’s get right into it. Jump to a section: Yellow Road Lines White Road Lines The Yellow Line Should Always Be To Your Left Broken… Continue reading Road Lines & Pavement Markings – The Complete Guide
What is a Crosswalk Exactly? I sometimes ask this question “What is a crosswalk? Are you sure you know?” It seems there is a bit of confusion around this subject so I’m hoping to make some sense today. What Is A Crosswalk? Marked Crosswalks at Intersections I am sure we can all agree that this… Continue reading What is a Crosswalk? Marked & Unmarked Crosswalks
Pedestrians Of 2021 Learn more about being a safe pedestrian today. Because, well, someone’s gotta do it. As you may or may not have thought about, there is more to being a safe pedestrian than looking both ways before crossing the street. And everyone knows that if a pedestrian and vehicle have a fight, the… Continue reading Pedestrian Safety
Question : This is a (possibly stupid) question about indicating, but I cannot find a definitive answer. It’s about passing a left turning vehicle. To indicate or not to indicate? At a lot of intersections, a single lane become two or more lanes, so passing the left turning car on the right would require a… Continue reading Passing A Left Turning Vehicle
Don’t worry about the name. BC Driving Blog is not only for British Columbians, and not only about driving. It is written by a driving instructor from British Coumbia who has experience with new drivers (Class 5/7 – regular size cars). Read about the many different skills needed to drive by yourself. Or, look up… Continue reading BC Driving Blog
Yes it’s illegal if you do not signal your intentions before maneuvers. You are legally required to signal before pulling over, pulling into traffic, lane changing, parking, merging, turning right and left, etc. And yes you can get a ticket for failing to signal your intentions. 151 – Change Lanes without Signal – $109 &… Continue reading Illegal Not to Signal? And Some Other Excellent Questions
There is no law against backing out of your driveway If there were, how would you ever get your car out of your driveway again?! Sometimes it is not safe to reverse into your driveway and not possible to turn around once in it; therefore you would have to go forwards into it and would… Continue reading Is It Illegal To Back Out Of My Driveway?
What is yielding? What is yielding? To yield simply means to give the right of way. In other words, to let the other road user go first when there’s a potential conflict. The difference between a stop sign and a yield sign is this: At a stop sign, you are always required to stop, even… Continue reading Yielding Tips When Driving
Spooky Halloween Tips for Drivers Drive extra slowly in residential areas Reduce/eliminate your distractions and pay close attention Enter and exit driveways slowly Do not pass vehicles that have stopped in the roadway; they could be dropping off children Pay extra attention at crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road Keep scanning all around… Continue reading Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers and Goblins
Welcome to BC Driving Blog! Since 2012 it has been the internet’s favorite place to learn how to drive and brush up on driving skills. Okay I made that up, but it sounded good didn’t it! My name is Carmen, and I have been in love with driving since before I was born. As a… Continue reading Start Here
Question There is an intersection in my neighbourhood that causes a lot of confusion. It is a 4 way stop (4 way sign under stop sign) but it has 2 pull out lanes for right turns (each with another stop sign but no 4 way sign under them) as well as 2 left turn lanes.… Continue reading Question On Caulfield Highway Exit ‘4-Way-Stop Intersection’ – West Vancouver
Road test experience. Submitted by an anonymous driver. I’ve been reading this blog for a few weeks now and I think it’s time to give back to the community with my experience of doing my class 5 test. Location: North Vancouver Class 5 Result: Passed! I arrived about 10 minutes before my test and was registered… Continue reading ICBC Road Test Diary – Experience from a New Driver
This post was inspired by this traffic light in Vancouver on Victoria Drive & 37th When you see something is wrong, don’t just keep driving. Call the city (when you are parked) and tell them so they can fix it. City of Vancouver Call 311 Boundary Road Traffic Signal Repair call 604-871-6200 City of Victoria… Continue reading Report a Pot-Hole or Issue
This post was inspired by this traffic light in Vancouver on Victoria Drive & 37th When you see something is wrong, don’t just keep driving. Call the city (when you are parked) and tell them so they can fix it. City of Vancouver Call 311 Boundary Road Traffic Signal Repair call 604-871-6200 … Continue reading Contact Numbers to Report Traffic Signal / PotHole / Problems
Too many pedestrian incidents lately Some tips and some ideas for pedestrians to be more seen and stay safe. ICBC’s Tips for Pedestrians Safety is up to all of us #walksafebc Always make eye contact with drivers and never assume that a driver has seen you. Remove your headphones and focus your full attention on… Continue reading How To Be a Cool, Glow-in-the-Dark Pedestrian
Driving Hours 12.75 – 14.75 November 14 I learned: It’s good to scan intersections with traffic lights by turning your head rather than just scanning with your eyes. Although I do need to practice scanning intersections well ahead of time. (You can see more if you turn your head rather than just using your peripheral… Continue reading Chronicles of Alex — Driving in Traffic, Lane Changes, Curves [Driving Hours 12.75 – 14.75]
Hours 3.5-5.5, Oct 11 I started off rusty because I hadn’t driven for a few days, but after a bit it came back to me. Turning is getting easier, and I was feeling comfortable enough to go faster than I did on the first day. Some tricks: for as smoother stop, ease off and on the brakes… Continue reading Mirror Checks & Shoulder Checks & Right Turns
Q: Someone I know uses the turn signal to signal if a car in front of us is turning. I say we shouldn’t because the vehicle behind us will then expect us to turn. We should only signal what we are doing in our vehicle, correct? That sounds very strange to me! You’re right, brake lights should… Continue reading Q: Turn Signal on behalf of the Car Ahead
Well technically NO. But when you think about it, if you’re on your road test, driving down the road, and you have no idea what any of the signs mean, then the examiner is bound to notice this wouldn’t you say. More importantly, once you pass your ‘N’ test, don’t you think it would be… Continue reading Q: Is there a road sign test to get your ‘N’?
Recommended procedure for lane changing is usually: 1) Mirror(s) 2) Signal 3) Shoulder Check 4) Lane Change & Check Mirror Again Ok this all sounds very nice, but what else should you know? In my day-to-day observations I often see something like this: 1) Mirror 2) Lane Change What is wrong with… Continue reading How to Change Lanes
When driving, look as far ahead as possible while keeping your eyes moving. Do not just stare at the car in front of you 2) Make sure other people know that you exist. DO NOT drive in the blind spot of another vehicle. Look for eye contact – people don’t hit things that they… Continue reading 10 Commandments for Safe, Defensive Driving
Yes, you are legally required to signal BEFORE merging. Merging onto a highway is technically the same manoeuvre as a lane change (you’re just driving faster). Signals are important in this case to warn traffic that you’re planning a movement, especially during those instances where the onramp and the offramp is the same lane.