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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 - 20:52 - 31 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 - 16:46 - 6 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 - 20:38 - 1 comment

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 - 09:19 - 0 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 - 12:00 - 5 comments

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 - 09:20 - 8 comments

Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Ticket

My girlfriend, being an anxious driver, asked me if I would drive because road conditions were slippery. I still have my N, but had no N sign in my girlfriends car. I figured it was safer if I drove to the stop in Merritt since she did not feel comfor ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/26 - 09:47 - 3 comments

The 70/40 Rule - Slow Down, Move Over

A reader reports that she was driving to Nanaimo and somewhere around Cook Creek there was a black vehicle with several flashing lights stationary at the side of the road. The road was not particularly busy and she was in the curbside lane.  ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/15 - 09:44 - 0 comments

Slow Down, Move Over, Not!

... limit the rate of speed to less than 40 km/h. Slow Down Move Over Regarding right hand drive and left hand drive. B.C. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/05/30 - 07:38 - 9 comments

BC Bad Driver of the Week - Slow Down, Move Over, Fail!

This video shows at least three drivers in the right hand lane who fail to slow down and move over for a service truck showing flashing yellow lights working on a breakdown at the roadside. There was at least 20 seconds of lead time to recognize t ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/15 - 09:52 - 1 comment

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