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Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - Pleasure use Only

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So I was rear ended today. There was no damage to my truck, but the car that hit me didn't come out of it too well. I phoned into ICBC to make an accident report. Through the process, I had told them that the guy who hit me was a pizza delivery guy. Turns out he had pleasure use only on his insurance. My question is, how will this affect his claim seeing he was working with his car at the time?

Q&A - Adding Reflective Tape to My Vehicle

Q&A ImageI am looking for clarification on Section 4.21 Reflective Devices of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, to make sure that my plans to put additional reflective tape on my personal-use vehicle will comply with regulations.

Q&A - Turning right off Canada Way onto Kensington

Q&A ImageTheres another article in Burnaby Now about RCMP ticketing drivers that are skipping the two dedicated turn lanes and make a simple right turn at the intersection proper.

Q&A - 5 Tickets in 1 Stop

Q&A ImageQ: I was served 2 violation tickets. I’d like an inquiry about what I’d be looking forward to in court. I was served one count of excessive speed MVA 148(1), prohibited use of HOV, and fail to display ‘N’ sign. Also gave me a charge of operating MV with Cannabis in vehicle. Prior to that I was an N class driver with 30 months clean driving, I had not went for a class 5 test due to preoccupations.

Q&A - Backing Out of a Driveway Across a Lane of Traffic?

Q&A ImageIs it legal to back out of a driveway across a lane of traffic?  I thought this wasn't legal but I can't find anything in the MVA.

Q&A - Flat Towing a Vehicle

Q&A ImageI've looked at the regs for brakes on trailers, but I'm not sure how it would apply to flat towing a vehicle. My '92 Jeep weighs in around 3,000 lbs (spec curb weight is ‎2,855–3,241 lb (1,295–1,470 kg)). We'd be pulling it with a 2015 Yukon 4WD (rated towing weight 8200 lb/ 3719 kg, curb weight 5707 lb / 2588 kg).

The regs say:

Q&A - Hockey Stick Pipes

Q&A ImageI met a new Canadian yesterday, in his large car, and the visor was SO low that there is only (what looked to be, I didn't go over and measure) like 2 feet from the hood to the bottom of the visor. I understand the benefits of a drop visor, but this is taking an aftermarket improvement, to the absolute extreme.

Q&A - Bumper width on a Jeep Wrangler

Q&A ImageI was thinking of getting a stubby bumper for my Jeep and the MVA says:

"...and where a replacement bumper has been installed, it shall give substantially the same protection as the original bumper."

Q&A - Disclosure / Adjournment Question

Q&A ImageI went to traffic court and officer asked for an adjournment due to fact he had not complied with my request for disclosure. My question is do I have to request for disclosure again or is it the officer's responsibility to give it to me now?

I think the issue was he was working for different jurisdictions at that time so there was some clerical error.

Q&A - Turning left across a median, which route to take?

Q&A ImageA topic came up in local Reddit forum today, with an equal split of opinions, both sides being adamant that their approach is correct. When turning left across a median, is it the red line that drivers should take or the blue?

overhead view of intersection

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