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Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - Disputing Violation Ticket for My Suicidal Father

Q&A ImageMy 83-year old father got a violation ticket and I am considering whether I should (or can) dispute it on his behalf. It is a somewhat unique case.  My father had shown signs of  mental illness and last month I just managed to get a geriatric specialist to send in a medical report that requires him to take a driving assessment.

RANT - Honk When Locking

SoapboxOver the last 15 months I have had an issue in regards to horn honking in our neighborhood. I think the problem can easily be resolved by education.

Many vehicle owners have picked up some really bad habits and possibly don't know that their bad habits are affecting others.

Q&A - What Does DriveSmartBC Actually Do?

Q&A Imagewhat does drivesmartbc actually do about the issues?

I'm reading lot of good constructive discussion but do not see any constructive use of this resource. Also I'm sure that many users and readers would like to contribute more directly to solutions.

I don't see these options on your website.

Q&A - Two Way Left Turn Lane Collision

Q&A ImageMy house fronts a busy street and when turning left from my drive way in heavy traffic. I generally go through the northbound lane and into the Two Way Left Turn Lane, stop and wait to merge right into the southbound lane. I can’t seem to find legislation saying this is illegal in British Columbia but I haven’t found anything saying it is legal either.

Q&A - Driving Without Tail Lights at Night

Q&A ImageI commute every day from Buckley Bay to Parksville in the morning and back after work. It is dark in the morning and still darkish in the evening.

I try to keep a “driving diary” to alert myself to repeated issues. One of the things that has been appearing frequently in my diary is “truck or car in front of me driving without lights”.

Q&A - Driver's Licence for 15 Passenger Van

Q&A ImageI would like to use a 15 Passenger Van for a pleasure use trip and am wondering if a class 5 license is valid for this use? I have read CCMTA guidelines for the use of 15-Passenger Vans and it seems that for pleasure use a class 5 license is valid. But I'd like to confirm.

Q&A - Tire Chains for 55 Passenger Bus

commercial vehicle chain signI am trying to get confirmation on the law regarding chain requirements for a BC commercial 55 passenger bus for winter driving.

The wording of the law is ambiguous. It states that school buses must carry chains and Commercial transport trucks must carry chains when driving on the highway, but that passenger vehicles are not required to carry chains.

Q&A - Freeway Crossovers

Q&A ImageAll freeways in BC appear to have cross over sections that connect the seperated highways.  These sections all have do not enter signs on each side.  What type of vehicle or driver is permitted to enter these sections of the highway?

Q&A - Police Powers to Stop a Driver from Driving

Q&A ImageI was wondering when police have the power or ability to take or suspend a driver's licence or impound their vehicle.

Essentially, what are police powers to immediately prevent a driver from driving after a traffic stop?

Q&A - How Long Must My Ignition Interlock be Installed?

Counter Attack LogoWondering how long you must have an interlock device installed in BC if you have had two impaired convictions? all i can find is 12 months? is that correct?

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