Miscellaneous

Information regarding topics that don't fit in established categories.

VIDEO - Why You Need to Clean ALL the Snow Off Your Vehicle

video iconIt's easy to be lazy and just clean the windows of your vehicle in snowy weather. Leaving a little light snow to blow off isn't a big deal. However, when the snow is left there and turns into ice, the result of having a chunk of it blow off at speed can be serious. In this video a large chunk shatters the windshield of the vehicle following behind. Imagine what it might have done to an unlucky pedestrian.

Q&A - BC Resident Using My Alberta Address

Q&A ImageI know a guy who has lived in BC for well over 25 years and still holds a Alberta drivers Licence and registration. At one time he used my husbands and my address. Now we are in BC and switched over as soon as we got here. He is still using the address of our previous house, that we dont even own. Now we are moving back to Alberta and I know he is going to use our address again. I don't know what to do.

Reporting Air Pollution from Vehicles

Smoking ExhaustA visitor to the site has asked the following: "I have seen a few trucks driving around residential areas that are really polluting. I wanted to report them somewhere with the hope of them getting a notice or something to hopefully look after this issue. I cannot find a phone number or an email where this can be done. Do you know how can I report this truck?" It's a great question as vehicles like this affect the air that you and I breathe. We should have some method to deal with problem vehicles that we encounter in our day to day life.

VIDEO - How a Driverless Car Sees the Road

video iconFrom the video's description on the TED web site:

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.

Q&A - Written Trip Inspection Requirements for Mini Bus

Q&A ImageI drive a mini bus for our seniors home. It has space or 6 ambulatory and 8 wheelchair passengers. Is there a requirement for us to have a written report of our Pre and Post trip inspections?

WORTH READING - Empower Children in Road Safety

Exclamation Mark SignEvery now and again I run across something that makes me stop and say to myself "I wish that I had thought to write about that!" Today's example dropped into my inbox from the One Crash is Too Many web site and it's about empowering your children in road safety. The particular part that struck me was teaching your child that they are not to accept a ride from someone that doesn't provide a seatbelted position for them to ride in. If this does occur, they should politely refuse the ride and call you for help. It's simple and effective!

Q&A - Lies on Transfer Paper

Q&A ImageI purchased a truck in August 2013. When I purchased the truck, the seller did not notify me that it had a rebuild status and he did not write "R" (for rebuild) in the appropriate section of Form APV9T. He lied to me and did not disclose information that he was obligated to disclose.

Section 69 of the Motor Vehicles Act says:

Q&A - Stock Diesel Pickup Too Noisy

Q&A ImageI live in Applegreen apartments in Richmond. I own a 2001 Dodge ram Diesel truck. I just got a letter complaining about my truck being too loud. It is louder then a gasoline engine but has no modifications done to it whatsoever. I have been trying to find the noise regulations applicable to my problem. Would you be able to assist me?

Q&A - Unlicenced Car on My Property?

Q&A ImageI live in Castlegar. I received a notice from the city Bylaw office regarding a car I have parked on my property. According to bylaw 1158 #1(h).  I am not allowed to have an "unlicensed" vehicle anywhere on my property. Am I the only one who thinks this is nuts? Its my winter car; A 2000 Chrysler Neon.

More Advance Warning Needed

men working signWhen 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 are approaching a hazard. What is often missing is the equivalent for short term, small scale occurrences. This had added importance now that we have the slow down, move over law.

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