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NEWS - Slow Down, Move Over on Shaw TV Victoria

This video from Shaw TV on Southern Vancouver Island follows the Capital Regional District's Integrated Road Safety Unit and highlights the difficulties the officers face from drivers who do not slow down or move over when passing stopped emergenc ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:51 - 0 comments

Q&A - Tow Trucks Blocking Lanes

Q: We know why they do it.... but what legal authority do break down vehicles have to block (cone off) a whole lane on the highway one when the stall is on the shoulder? Answer This is a situation that often bothers me as a driver. Some ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/09/07 - 07:58 - 3 comments

Yielding to an Emergency Vehicle

I have received a number of e-mails from readers following the column on B.C.'s new Slow Down, Move Over law. They are concerned that some people are taking this to mean that they don't have to pull over and stop on the approach of an emergency vehicl ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/09/25 - 13:46 - 0 comments

It's Not Easy Being a Pedestrian

Our provincial driving manual Learn to Drive Smart devotes an entire chapter to the concept of See - Think - Do Method . See: The pedestrian waiting to cross the street in the intersection. Think: There are no lines painted on the p ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/05/30 - 08:38 - 12 comments

The Government Didn't Tell Me

I've been watching a number of conversations in the newspaper and social media lately, mostly with regard to B.C.'s slow down, move over law , but including changes to other traffic laws as well. The general theme has been that the government h ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/08/15 - 10:38 - 4 comments

Q&A - Garbage Truck Leads the Morning Parade

I don't know if you drive much along Hammond Bay Rd, but it can be pretty frustrating on garbage day, or even morning commute on school days, with buses stopping very 100 - 200 yds. I dread the new "automatic" garbage trucks which I think will tak ...

Anonymous - 2019/10/07 - 21:51 - 1 comment

Pavement Marking in Progress

Line-marking crews have begun the annual task of refreshing markings on highways across British Columbia to help provide a safer drive for motorists. More than 30,000 kilometres of lines are marked every year throughout the province to guide drivers. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/07/21 - 11:52 - 3 comments

Road Worker Safety

My job requires me to pull over and park for a short period of time on the freeway. There is sufficient space to pull off and I'm not obstructing a lane but I'm wondering what the regulations are in respect to signaling and signage. The Motor ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/08/05 - 11:09 - 0 comments

Look Ahead! Look Waaaay Ahead!

Imagine making a lane change and crashing into a fully marked police vehicle stopped at the side of the highway with all of its emergency lights operating. I can only guess that the driver was not properly scanning his environment and looking far enou ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/06/23 - 11:41 - 1 comment

DATA - Motor Vehicle Act Regulations Offences 2015

Here's the list showing totals for tickets written under B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act Regulations during 2015. It accompanies the list of Motor Vehicle Act tickets for 2015 that appears on its own. MVAR Section Number and Name ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:52 - 0 comments

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