Information regarding topics that don't fit in established categories.

Q&A - Problems with Designated Inspection Facilities

Q&A Imagei recently had my truck inspected at a government shop and had a few compaints and concerns with the people at the  counter not knowing answers to my questions and them actually giving me false information about driving my truck during the inspection process.

Q&A - Drinking in a Motorhome

Q&A ImageI was wondering about drinking in a motor home and its legality. I understand that definition of motor home from the Motor Vehicle Act. I further understand that a person must not drive or otherwise exercise control over the operation of a motor vehicle. The law states that alcohol can be in a motor home but the liquor must be kept in a cabinet away from the driver's area.

Stay Home!

Winter StormWe've had some interesting weather in southwestern British Columbia over the last few days! It's included some less than ideal driving conditions due to ice, snow and rain, often in combination. A common bit of advice heard in the media is "if you don't have to travel, stay home!" Does anyone heed this advice?

RESOURCE - Legal Rights for Youth: Driving

Legal Rights for YouthThe Legal Rights for Youth web site is a project of the Justice Education Society. One of the resources on the site outlines driving laws and highlights some of the legal problems you may face once you obtain your driver's licence. While the topics don't go into signifcant depth, they do serve to highlight for new drivers the significant responsibility that they now face as licenced drivers.

How to Build a Highway

TranBC logoThe more that I learn about how to construct one of BC's highways, the more I see how complicated that job really is. One would think that you decide where to go, level off a pathway, build a few bridges, throw down some pavement, put up a few signs and we're good to go. I don't know if a person could find a better way to understate the task than my last sentence!

Q&A - Recording the Public Driving on the Highway

Q&A ImageI have this cool little camera called a Go Pro, it is very tiny and you can attach it to anything you want (your surf board, mountain bike, car, etc.) It's waterproof and apparently bulletproof as well (not that I'll be needing that).

Q&A - Pollution

Q&A ImageWhy is it that people can still drive our streets in vehicles puking out pollution? Isn't there laws against this? If so please contact the owner of BC plate [deleted] and ask to get the thing repaired. Not fair to be trapped behind one of these and have to breathe in the stench!

Q&A - Projecting Load

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I can't find it anywhere... How far can, say a 2x4, stick out of a trailer before it needs a flag? (Alberta used to be 5 feet...)

Carpooling Makes Sense

Carpooling Makes SenseCarpooling makes sense, no doubt about it. It cuts down on emissions, saves commuting costs, reduces congestion on our highways and helps us feel good for being part of the solution rather than part of the problem. For the most part, as far as the laws are concerned, true carpooling is relatively unregulated too.

Q&A - Blacking Out the Address

Q&A ImageI have heard a vehicle owner can carry a photocopy of his Owners Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence with the address obliterated so that anyone breaking into the vehicle cannot determine the owner's address. Is this true?

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