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Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - 24 Hour Prohibition for Drug Use

Q&A ImageThis past year my 18yr old son was stopped and ticketed for having an extra passenger in his vehicle. It was late in the evening and they had been at a party. He was designated driver that evening and had not been drinking or doing drugs. However, the constable that stopped him pointed her flashlight in his eyes and accused him of being on drugs. She decided this in mere seconds of observation.

Q&A - Back Alleys

Q&A ImageFor a few months now I have been trying to locate specific information on the rules of the road pertaining to back lanes and alleyways. Simply trying to get a concrete source on the speed limit of back lanes, especially those running along school zones, has been incredibly difficult.

Q&A - Why do They Need my Birthdate?

Q&A ImageWhy does the RCMP call taker make me feel like not ever calling in reports of impaired drivers anymore? (And I am not the only one that has commented on this).

I have always felt it as my duty to alert RCMP if there is an impaired driver on the road. I am willing to provide my name, my address, my phone number, and the pertinent details about the vehicle / driver etc. etc.

Q&A - Blacked Out Insurance Papers

Q&A ImageA few months ago there was an article published stating that your name and address should be blacked out on your auto insurance papers, so in the event that your auto was stolen with the garage door opener in it, the thieves would not have easy access to your home and address. It went on to say that all the info that the police require would be on your drivers licence.

Q&A - Why Aren't the Police Enforcing Traffic Laws?

Q&A ImageIt seems that there is traffic policing of only three things in the Okanagan Valley: speeding, seat belts and alcohol. There seems to be effectively no policing of driving habits in the Okanagan. Consequently we now have a majority of drivers not using signals to change lanes. A large percentage seems to have no idea that a left turn should end up in the left lane and right lane on a right turn.

Q&A - Enhanced BC Driver's License

Q&A ImageI want to travel to the United States, but I don't want to apply for a Canadian Passport. I understand that I can obtain a special version of a BC driver's license that I can use instead. How do I go about this?

Q&A - Making a Driving Complaint to Police

Q&A ImageHave you ever felt upset enough about something that happened around you in traffic that you wanted to report it to the police? I'm sure that we've all felt that way at one time or another but haven't followed through because we didn't know if it was worthwhile or if anything would happen to the offending driver if we did.

Q&A - Speed in a Municipality

Q&A ImageA friend of mine just received a speeding ticket and she has some questions about it. The description of offence says "speed signs", ACT is "MVA" and section is "146(7)". What does this mean? She says it is supposed to be a speeding ticket but she doesn't think the actual speed was recorded.

Q&A - Drinking Alcohol in a Limousine

Q&A ImageI drive stretch limousine part time. One of the attractions of renting a stretch limo is for the customers being able to relax in the rear having a social drink in relative privacy (because the windows are heavily tinted and the barrier can be up to separate the driver from the guests) while a professional chauffeur cruises them around.

Q&A - This Citizen is Frustrated

Q&A ImageSpeak to a large majority of homeowners and they will all tell you the same things that bother them.

The first big problem is noisy vehicles, especially as the warmer weather arrives. The city has noise bylaw and other laws under the Highway Traffic Act that were written as to make life in a community more enjoyable and maintain quality of life. Not much is being done to eliminate all of the excess annoying noise from vehicles, new or old.

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