Vancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers.
It's probably safe to say that most municipalities have a bylaw regulating the removal of snow from sidewalks. This case involves the City of Vancouver's Street and Traffic Bylaw, Harold Gutovich and the sidewalk in front of his home at 1121 W. 16th Avenue.
How about an article about the detection loops in the pavement at many traffic lights? Most drivers don't know what they are for and quite often stop too far ahead or behind them.
This video from Young Drivers of Canada shows the safest following distance on the road and how to adjust this distance depending on the road conditions. Maintaining a safe following distance does not appear to be a skill that is practised by a majority of drivers today and the video is a good refresher on a skill that you should be practising without fail whenever you drive.
The case of Dahlke v Davidson involves a collision that occurred on Centre Street between Pacific and Royal Avenues in White Rock. Kelby Dahlke was parked at the curb of Centre Street facing southbound and wanted to join traffic. Heather Davidson was approaching his parked position, not fully paying attention to driving. When Mr. Dahlke lurched into traffic Ms. Davidson did not react immediately and a collision resulted.
Now that the snow has arrived I've noticed so many drivers who don't clean off their vehicles. The wiper blade is the only cleaning tool used before driving and frankly that's a collision waiting to happen. Then there are the vehicles behind them who get the blowing snow off the roof and trunk of the vehicle.
QUESTION: I have been driving home on Rupert Street in Vancouver lately and there are some lane markings I am not clear about. Between 12th ave and about Kingsway there is a narrow right hand lane that has a bicycle and a white diamond, there is no other signage. Are motorcycles allowed to use this lane because they regularly do.
QUESTION: I get a lot of dirty looks when I'm in the HOV lane with my young child in the back seat. I'm sure he counts, doesn't he?!? I've tried asking various authoritative bodies, but no one seems to know for sure.
Mirror, signal left, brake and stop before the marked stop line. Look left, look right and the pickup that was following behind stops ahead of me on my right, half on and half off the roadway, to make a right turn. Of course, I can't see cross traffic to my right properly, so he gets to go before I do.
QUESTION: I recently purchased a Pontiac Solstice from Saskatchewan and brought it to BC for Inspection. The windshield was declared to need replacement even after I took it to our local auto glass to have the three small rock chips filled. The size of these chips are #1 (5mm) #2 (7mm), #3 (16mm), only #2 is in the line of site of the driver located about 4 inches from the bottom of the windshield.