HELP - How Do I Find....

Question MarkThis site has existed since 2004 and contains a lot of material. It can be a chore to find exactly what you are looking for, so this guide on how to search the site effectively may help you.

VIDEO - Two Way Left Turn Lanes

VideoTwo way left turn lanes are designed to reduce traffic congestion and rear-end collisions when turning left mid-block while saving the space otherwise required for a dedicated left-turn lane in either direction.

READING - Complete Street Design Guides

Global Street Design GuideWe are becoming more and more aware that our streets have been designed for motor vehicles and they are not prepared to accommodate cycle and pedestrian traffic safely. If we approach municipal authorities, their engineers point to the TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads and refuse to budge from what it contains.

Preparing for Trial? Request Disclosure.

GavelI'm always amazed at the amount of poorly qualified or outright incorrect information on the web when I search for traffic enforcement related information. One popular topic that seems especially mistreated is disclosure of the Crown's evidence prior to trial.

NEWS - BC Auto Insurance Changes Effective May 1, 2021

BC LogoMajor changes to the way auto insurance in BC functions took place without fanfare on May 1. According to a summary outlining the key changes on the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP web site, you will no longer be able to take legal action for most motor vehicle collision claims.

UN Global Road Safety Week - May 17 to 23, 2021

Love 30 km/hThe focus of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week is speed management. The Week promotes a 30 km/h speed limit in places where people mix with traffic. Everyone is encouraged to join the #Love30 campaign to call for 30 km/h speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

Give Me a Brake!

Surge BrakeOne would think that there was a weekend push, pull or drag sale on trailers. I once checked three of them on a Friday evening and found one that was too heavy for a surge brake, one that had no brakes functioning and a third that needed brakes but was not equipped with them.

VIDEO - Texting and Driving

VideoThis video about distracted driving was broadcast by 60 Minutes Australia in 2013. Fast forward 8 years and look around you when you drive. Do you think that the message is getting through?

CYCLING - Safe Passing Distance Law

1.5m cycle passing gapAccording to the BC Cycling Coalition on average, four cyclists are injured in a collision with a motor vehicle each day in BC. The group is attempting to convince government that a minimum 1.5m passing distance should be made into law to help stop these collisions.

Speeding

SpeedingI had an interesting conversation with a driver at the roadside one morning. I had stopped him for driving at 107 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone entering a high collision area on Highway 4 east of Port Alberni. Speed is a particular problem as a primary contributor to collisions there.

"Why are you writing me a ticket for this? I wasn't driving dangerously." was his response to my request for his documents.

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