Q&A

Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - The Driver's Testing Gap

Q&A ImageIt has often puzzled me that we undergo rigorous testing to get a driver’s license around the age of 16 or 17, and yet are not required to take a driving test again until some time in our 80s.  In some cases, that is 60 or more years of driving without re-testing.

Q&A - Yielding to Transit Buses

Q&A ImageI am a transit operator in the Central Okanagan. Can you please tell me how best to direct my concerns that British Columbia might not be communicating clearly enough to drivers the contents of Section 169.1?

Q&A - Christmas Lights

Q&A ImageJust wanted to confirm, but it seems to me that Christmas lights on your vehicle would be considered unauthorized lighting and illegal. I've known a few people to run them, never heard of anyone actually getting tickets for it...

Q&A - Drug Use a Concern if Cannabis is Legalized

marihuanaPrevalence of Alcohol and Drug Use in Injured British Columbia Drivers

This study was conducted in seven major trauma centers in British Columbia between 2010 and 2012.

The conclusion:

Q&A - Collection Agency Calling Over Unpaid Seatbelt Ticket

Q&A ImageA collection agency is calling my wife about a seatbelt ticket from 7 years ago. She has called ICBC and received a reference number regarding a ticket that was supposed to have been issued to her back in September of 2009.

I recall the incident where an officer stepped out at a 4 way stop, stopping our car and noticed my wife did not have her seatbelt on. A verbal warning was given only and no ticket issued.

Q&A - Tire Size

Q&A ImageCan you advise the regulation(s) with respect to tire size on a passenger vehicle?

I am considering using existing winter tires on a newly acquired vehicle but the existing tires are slightly larger than the new vehicle tire size. The change would result in the larger tires being approx. 3.5% larger circumference than the new vehicle tires.

What is the law in this regard?

Q&A - Fatal Collision

drowsy driverI’m not sure if your able to help or direct me, but I will try and see what you think. My 27 year old son was recently killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident.

Another 25 year old young man was also killed in a different vehicle in the same accident and in fact another person in another vehicle was injured as well. I think broken bones.

Q&A - Ticketed for Failing to Yield to Pedestrians

Q&A ImageHad a nice policeman come talk to me today and give me a violation ticket for driving without consideration 144 (1)(b). The offence allegedly happened over 2 months ago in another town 4 hours north of me.

Q&A - How Close Is "At or Near" for a Traffic Ticket?

Q&A ImageDoes "at or near" extend to the wrong municipality? The municipal boundary between neighboring Municipality C and D is "Street B", which has a wide grassy median dividing it. I was traveling on the Municipality C side of the road opposite to that of Municipality D written on the ticket, as was the officer and where I was pulled over.

Q&A - Unsightly Advertising

Q&A ImageA used car dealer here in Nanaimo has an advertising gimmick. It involves displaying a large dumpster with two or three wrecked cars standing on end sticking out of the top. Presumably it is one of those "push, pull, or drag" any car in for a generous trade-in allowance.

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