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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

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

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 - 10:44 - 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 - 08:38 - 9 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 - 10:47 - 3 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 - 10:52 - 1 comment

More Advance Warning Needed

When the road maintenance contractors undertake work on our highways they are hard to miss. The Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways tells them all about setting out advance warnings to give drivers plenty of opportunity to realize that they ar ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/03/22 - 10:57 - 2 comments

Bring Back Automated Speed Enforcement

... out left lane hogs for special attention, only the slow down move over law is mentioned. My wish is that the province would bring ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/13 - 00:09 - 24 comments

VIDEO - BC's Slow Down, Move Over Law

"Slow Down, Move Over" legislation was added to the BC Motor Vehicle Act in 2009. With more than 400 roadside workers injured or killed in BC since 2001 --this law is essential in helping to protect the professionals who risk their lives to assist ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:51 - 1 comment

Slow Down, Move Over Revisited

... out! Reference Links: BC's Slow Down Move Over Law Submitted by E-mail On Thursday morning ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:51 - 3 comments

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