Miscellaneous

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

The Ubilt Utility Trailer

Ubilt Utility TrailerThe quality of a home made utility trailer can range from factory perfect to I'm amazed that it is still following you. Licencing, lights and weight are the most common problems encountered by enforcement personnel at the roadside. With a little thought and knowledge you can pull that extra load around safely.

Q&A - Riding in the Back of a Pickup Truck

Q&A ImageI just wanted to check - is it legal to have adult passengers ride in the back/box of a pickup truck while driving in BC, and are there any restrictions, i.e. Highways etc?

CASE LAW - R v Alexander

BC Courts Coat of ArmsBrian Alexander was stopped for excessive speeding in Kamloops, B.C. He was issued a traffic ticket for excessive speed and police attempted to impound his vehicle for seven days as required by the Motor Vehicle Act. Mr. Alexander responded that he had no intention of giving up his vehicle, sat inside it and refused to get out when required to do so by the officer.

Q&A - Can I Wear Headphones While Driving?

Q&A ImageAre you allowed to wear headphones, earphones or earbuds while driving a vehicle in British Columbia?

Q&A - For Sale? How?

Q&A ImageWe are selling one of our cars this spring, actually its a westfalia van. Right now it's parked in our driveway with For Sale signs up in the windows. I understand that it can't be parked on any highway (streets) and I need the owners permission to park it anywhere else (I have permission to park it in the parking lot at work beside a busy street).

Q&A - Noise From Vehicles

motorcycleQUESTION: What amount of noise is allowed to come from a motorcycle? Does the same limit apply to cars?

Q&A - OK to Produce Photocopy of Driver's Licence?

Q&A ImageI go to the gym in the evenings and I don't like carry my wallet with me or leaving it in the car as my car got broken into a few years ago so I usually don't carry my drivers licence with me but I have a photo copy with me just when I go to the gym.

Q&A - Driving at Night With Interior Lights On

Q&A ImageQUESTION: Is it legal to drive with the reading light on in the back seat at night? We are trying to find ways of keeping our toddler happy (and quiet) without impeding safety.

RESOURCE - How Busy is the Highway?

Vancouver Highway TrafficHow busy are our highways? Quoting from their web site, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Traffic Data Program monitors traffic volumes at several locations throughout the province. This information is used by ministry staff to help support planning, design, construction, and operation of the Ministry road network.

RESOURCE - Handbook for Equestrians

Horse Council of BC logoThe following is quoted from the manual's introduction:

As many equestrians take to the roads, keeping themselves and their horses safe while sharing road space with cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles is a key concern for many horseback riders.

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