Rights and Duties of Cycle Operators

Cyclist"Are there rules for riding bicycles?" a reader asks after narrowly missing a collision with a bicyclist. "They seem to ride wherever they feel like it. How is a driver supposed to know what bicycle riders are going to do?"

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: June 8, 2022

VideoVancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers.

VIDEO - How Do Red Light Cameras Know When to Take a Picture?

VideoHere is another video from Road Guy Rob who explains about how red light cameras know when to take a picture of a red light runner. It explains how engineers build a camera system that takes pictures of vehicles that don't stop when they must. Called Intersection Safety Cameras in British Columbia, there are currently 140 of them installed at intersections with a high crash risk from red light runners.

Forced Tailgating

Cut OffI hope that most drivers subscribe to the Two Second Rule under good driving conditions and increase the following distance when the situation is not ideal. It certainly makes sense to leave sufficient room between your vehicle and the one you are following to create a safety margin. Why then do some drivers make lane changes that force the driver behind them into being a tailgater?

ADVOCACY - Walk On Victoria

Walk On Victoria LogoA common message that arrives in the DriveSmartBC inbox concerns the perception of a local problem and either no response or an unexpected response from local government. The writer is usually looking for someone to solve their problem for them with little or no effort on their part beyond the initial complaint. Chances are excellent that the problem will continue to be a problem unless there is a concerted effort to resolve it.

WEBINAR - A Crash Course in Cycling Insurance

BC Cycling Coalition LogoThe BC Cycling Coalition is inviting you to a free educational webinar that "will provide BC cyclists with improved understanding of how ICBC's Enhanced Care covers cyclists in BC involved in a crash with an ICBC insured vehicles, when you may need a lawyer, as well as provide options and information for insurance coverage with insurers like Cycling BC and private insurance providers."

International Drivers License

International Driving PermitMany people mistakenly call an International Driving Permit (IDP) an International Driver's License. Their belief is that the IDP alone allows them to drive here at home and abroad, perhaps even when they do not hold a valid driver's license or they are prohibited from driving.

RANT - Distracted Driving

Rick Mercer Report LogoRick Mercer's rant from 7 years ago sums distracted driving up by saying that we must do all that we can to avoid the irony of stupid death by smartphone. Not much has changed since then.

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: May 25, 2022

VideoVancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers.

VIDEO - BC's Worst Drivers: May 13, 2022

VideoVancouver's Worst Drivers is a YouTube channel that features submitted dash cam video from BC's Lower Mainland highlighting examples of terrible driving. The videos show collisions, people being dumb behind the wheel, people having no idea how rules of the road work, pedestrians doing stupid things, along with rants on things that drive the channel author nuts about other drivers. This video contains incidents from around the province.

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