- Left Turn Surprise!
A signal light does not provide you with any protection when you make a left turn. This simple fact was discovered by a lady who slowed as she approached her driveway, signalled for a left turn, saw a truck approaching in her rearview mirror and s ...
DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/03 - 21:52 - 31 comments
- Space Cadets
More space equals more time. Think about that carefully for a moment as it should be a constant consideration for all drivers. Driving should be an action, not a reaction and the best way to make it an action is to give yourself time to think, pla ...
DriveSmartBC - 2020/05/08 - 11:46 - 9 comments
- Flag Person: A High Risk Occupation
If I were to ask you what a flag person's job was, what would you reply? Assure orderly movement of traffic through a highway obstruction of some sort? Help everyone involved to be safe as they work on the highway? Why then do some drivers treat flagp ...
DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/08 - 10:43 - 7 comments
- Settling a Debate About Impeding Traffic
I've probably said this before, but when I applied the same tolerance under the speed limit as I did for those driving over the speed limit and factored in the advisory signs for speed I seldom found a driver going slower. Having sat and consi ...
DriveSmartBC - 2020/03/27 - 19:35 - 9 comments
- Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Education
I’m a professional driver on the Island,I have been driving since the mid 60s and have logged many accident free kms. My interest in writing is the “slow down, move over law." I have done it for decades. Not enough drivers seem to be aware of it. ...
Anonymous - 2019/09/05 - 17:46 - 6 comments
- Why is Everyone in the Left Lane?
More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I'm finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully to get ahead of the others. One would think that this situation would be akin to being the proverbial kid i ...
DriveSmartBC - 2020/03/27 - 19:44 - 7 comments
- BC's Slow Down Move Over Law
Emergency workers are very happy with BC's new slow down, move over law that came into effect June 1, 2009. When they are stopped at the side of the highway and displaying flashing lights, red, blue or yellow, approaching traffic is required to slow d ...
DriveSmartBC - 2019/10/31 - 21:38 - 1 comment
- Slow Down, Move Over, Unintended Consequences
With the amendment last month of B.C.'s Slow Down, Move Over law comes the unintended consequences of the misuse of flashing lights. Since yesterday afternoon I've driven past two situations that the law required me to slow down and move o ...
DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/15 - 10:20 - 8 comments
- Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Ticket
I was caught by surprise, and although I realize ignorance of a law is no defence, I wonder how I might have known about this change in BC traffic law. I had moved away from BC in 2001, not returning until 2012. When I returned to BC in 20 ...
Anonymous - 2019/10/29 - 13:00 - 5 comments
- Slow Down Move Over Rule Amended
Effective January 1, 2015 B.C.'s Slow Down and Move Over legislation will be amended to include all vehicles that display a flashing red, blue or yellow light. The change was made to include highway maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors ...
DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/08 - 10:19 - 0 comments