Jump to a section: What is Right of Way? Why Right of Way Rules? 2-Way Stops Rant Traffic Light Turns Pedestrians 4-Way Stops More 2- Way Stops Vehicles Exiting Lane, Parking Lot, Driveway Through Streets ICBC Crash Example Right of Way Right Turns What is ‘Right of Way’? Whenever someone says ‘right of way’ they… Continue reading Right Of Way Rules For Driving – From a Driving Instructor
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 “I should yield to them,” or “They should yield to… Continue reading Right of Way on Right Turns: Cyclists/Bikes, Pedestrians, or Cars?
Question : I am driving out of a parking lot. Several meters ahead of me, the back up lights on car in a parked space come on. Do I continue driving forward past the car, which is obviously in reverse, as I have the right of way. Or do I stop and allow the car with… Continue reading Right-Of-Way In The Parking Lot
This ‘Phantom Lane’ has been bothering me Ok the thing is, maybe it’s just me but there’s a FAKE LANE on Canada Way at 10th and I just have to tell someone about it since it’s not good to keep things inside. I’ve seen a lot of ‘almost accidents’ here, at ‘the Triangle.’ It seems… Continue reading ‘Fake’ Right Lane on Canada Way & 10th Avenue
Yellow Lights & Left Turns & Right Turns Question: Right of way in an intersection question. If car A is in an intersection turning left and car B is turning right coming from the opposite direction, and the light turns amber, car B has the right of way to turn then followed then by car… Continue reading Q: Right-of-Way at Amber Traffic Light Intersection
When you turn left at a green light, you must yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic. In this video example: Pedestrians should go first Right turns must yield to pedestrians Left turns must yield to right turns You may exit the intersection on a yellow or red light as long as you’ve entered it on… Continue reading Driving Right-of-Way Basics: Left Turn at Green Light
Why do we yield to the right and not the left? Good Question! For example, say you have a 4-way stop and these two vehicles stop at the same time, and both want to go straight. If we yield to the right, it clears the intersection faster than if we yield to the left. In… Continue reading Why Do We Yield to the Right – Not the Left – When Driving?
Legally we must completely stop with the front of the vehicle behind the white line But why? One of the reasons is pedestrians. Since – generally speaking – every intersection is a legal crosswalk, drivers must stop completely and look both ways for pedestrians who may be about to cross. If there are pedestrians, stay… Continue reading Driving At 2 Way Stops: Why Stop Behind the White Line?
Pay careful attention to signs and pavement markings. Since it’s illegal to change lanes over a solid white line, make sure the line is dotted before you move. I’m not sure there’s a cut-and-dry answer for this. Do it sometime when it is safe, not crossing solid white lines, and not too far in advance… Continue reading When can I Go Into the Bus Lane before a Right Turn?
Turning right at a green traffic light is another one of those important skills that learner and new drivers must practice to get really good at. Let’s break this down and discuss some of the most common sources of confusion for new drivers and all drivers. Jump to a section: Who Has the Right-of-Way? Do… Continue reading Turning Right On A Green Light 7+ Essential Tips For Drivers
The four way stop is a type of intersection where all drivers stop, and then take turns going. These intersections aren’t found worldwide. They’re mostly found in North America in Canada and the U.S. If you are confused by them, you’re not the only one; but don’t worry. We will go through how this intersection… Continue reading Four Way Stop Intersection Guide – 17 Tips To Improve Skill
Vehicle Break Down On Train Tracks, and a Train is Coming? Wouldn’t that be your lucky day, a vehicle break down on train tracks. To be driving along, minding your business, driving over some simple train tracks. And then all of a sudden you find yourself stopped in the middle of the train tracks. And… Continue reading Vehicle Break Down On Train Tracks – Avoid Armageddon 1 Way
Do you know how to unlock the steering wheel? There’s not a lot worse than being locked out of your own car. But perhaps being locked out of your own steering wheel is a pretty bad scene, too. If you need to learn how to unlock the steering wheel, don’t panic because it’s actually pretty… Continue reading How To Unlock The Steering Wheel Right Now In 2 Seconds
Turning At Intersections With Pedestrians In The Crosswalk Question about waiting for pedestrians: When a pedestrian is crossing do you have to wait for them to cross all the way to the other side before you proceed? Great question. It seems to me that different people have different opinions about this subject. There seems to… Continue reading When Can You Turn After Waiting For Pedestrians? Do The Right Thing!
Life in the fast lane Fast lane, what?! It’s a real thing. I couldn’t help but notice in the news recently, Vancouver Police welcome crackdown on left-lane bandits. Bandits? ban·ditnounplural noun: banditsa robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically stealing left lanes from other people and operating in an isolated or lawless area. Maybe this… Continue reading Fast Lane, Slow Lane, Right Lane, Wrong Lane – So Satisfying
Shell Road, Richmond Train tracks and Right Turns at Red Lights Question: Can I turn right on a red light at this intersection? It’s Shell Road and 91 East-West Connector?Can I go through the first red light after I stop? And drive to the second white line/red light or do I have to stay stopped… Continue reading Shell Road And 91 East-west Connector Right Turns
5-Way Stop Yep, the 5-way stop is a real thing. And to cut straight to the point, it works exactly like the 4-way stop sign intersection. It’s exactly the same thing as an ‘all-way stop;’ all way simply meaning ‘everyone.’ These 5-way stop intersections are pretty rare in my experience, but they do pop up… Continue reading 5 Way Stop – Yes, It’s a Thing
Turning Left Question: Hello our office is in the 1300 block of the Alberni Highway on Vancouver Island. There have been two accidents within a few months of each other. One serious and the other not as bad but the car did end up rear ended in the ditch. People are trying to turn left… Continue reading Alberni Highway – Turning Left Over Yellow Highway Lines
Q: Do you have to stay to the right (automatically lane change to the right lane without being instructed to do so?) Answer: No! During the road test there is a set route (or routes). The examiner will direct you where to go very clearly. If there are no instructions, it means go straight or… Continue reading Keep Right On the ICBC Road Test?
Question about Cyclists and Right Turns It would be great if you could tell what the law is for drivers and cyclists and right turns when meeting at stop lights. Specifically I want to know if a car is entitled, allowed, to drive around a cyclist. This is at a stop light when the cyclist… Continue reading Cyclists And Right Turns at a Red Traffic Lights
Today we are talking about the very fun 4 Way Stop intersection, which is a thing that not all countries have. People new to Canada often are confused by this type of intersection. It’s not too difficult, though. You just need to learn what order to go, and take your turn when the time is… Continue reading 4 way stop 4 Cars at the same time, who goes first?
Question : Hi, I am not sure if I understand this information regarding emerging from a lane, driveway, or parking lot. So I must stop always when crossing the sidewalk? Even when coming to a parking lot from a main road? It just does not feel right… Of course no one is going to stop… Continue reading Emerging From A Lane, Driveway, Or Parking Lot
We are answering a question today about right turn speeds. It’s very profound. FOR STOPPED TURN I have gone through three different driving instructors. And they all have different methods of turning right. -I kept my car straight with 1 meter away from the curb, and I turned when my bumper reached the intersection, but… Continue reading New Drivers: Thoughts on the Speed of Your Right Turn
Question about right turns without stop signs : What is the proper procedure for right turns without stop signs? You’ve come to the right place to learn about right turns without stop signs. Yes, it’s a real thing. Usually if you’re turning right and you do not have a stop sign (or red light), then… Continue reading Right Turns Without Stop Signs