Q&A - Stopping When Unsafe

Q&A ImageQUESTION: A pedestrian was on the sidewalk mid block and an approaching driver stopped to allow the pedestrian to jay walk. The car in the adjacent lane behind this driver stopped abruptly and almost caused a collision because the car following that vehicle was not expecting the stop. Should the second car have stopped or just kept going?

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: February 2, 2023

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.

Are Dashcams Legal in BC?

I have a question about the dash cam that I use while driving around in Vancouver every day. I see a lot of "interesting" driving, if you know what I mean. That said, I am wondering if I am breaking any privacy laws. Either way, could a police officer use my video to give the driver a ticket?

VIDEO - Jaywalking Deterrence in Quebec

VideoHere is a public safety video from the province of Quebec that has the aim of convincing pedestrians to cross in crosswalks rather than jaywalking. Here in B.C. jaywalking or crossing the road at a place other than a crosswalk is generally not illegal and may not be as unsafe as some people think. It is only prohibited in municipalities where a bylaw against the practice has been enacted.

OPINION - Means Tested Ticket Penalties

SoapboxVictoria's CFAX 1070 radio personality Ryan Price speaks with Saanich councillor Teale Phelps-Bondaroff to discuss means tested ticket penalties - the practice of basing the amount of a driver's penalties to their personal income.

Commercial Vehicles - Meeting a Wide Load

Pilot VehicleCould you do an article on wide commercial loads when a pilot car is used? The reason I am asking is that I almost got run down once when a wide load came over into my lane, oncoming, to swing wide in order to make a right turn. Understandable, except there was no warning because the pilot car had already made the turn and was nowhere in sight.

CASE LAW - Borgford v Ball

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Borgford v Ball involves a collision at the intersection of 190 Street and 34A Avenue in Surrey. Although the speed limit was 50 km/h, both drivers were travelling at about 90 km/h. Ms. Borgford was operating a Dodge Avenger westbound on 34A Avenue and Ms. Ball was operating a Dodge Ram 2500 northbound on 190 Street.

Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Bike RackI have a question about rear hitch mounted bike racks which are readily available in stores. We use one with 4 bikes on it for our family and when the 4 bikes are loaded they obstruct the view of the rear licence plate, brake lights and turn signals. The corner lights can be seen through the spokes of the bike wheels but not clearly. Any opinion on this because these are widely used?

ICBC - Rejected Personalized Plates in 2022

ICBC LogoICBC declined 3,135 of 9,467 personalized licence plate applications in 2022. Applications are rejected if they don't meet guidelines and criteria or if they're deemed objectionable. For instance, if they're discriminatory, sexually suggestive, abusive or derogatory in any language.

VIDEO - Vancouver's Worst Drivers: January 15, 2023

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.

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