Q&A

Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - Red Light Camera Situation

Q&A ImageI got distracted by something and I only saw the red light late so I slammed the brakes and managed to stop the car, but the front tires entered the crosswalk. I'm sure that intersection has those camera; will I get a ticket for that? I totally came to a full stop but as I said, I kinda entered the crosswalk.

Q&A - Modifying a Vehicle

Q&A Imagei am wondering about the rules for vehicle modifications. there are many custom trucks and 4x4s of all sorts on the highway with big tires and lift kits. i would like to modify a vehicle building custom control arms "A" arms.

Q&A - Backing Into My Driveway

Q&A ImageMy driveway opens into a four lane street. To back into the driveway I shoulder check, when it is clear to do so I turn into the center lane from the curb lane and back into my driveway. Is this the proper way to enter my driveway? Someone told me this may be illegal. If so what is the best way to enter my driveway and are there any references to the ICBC website or driving book. I was not able to find anything about this.

Q&A - Requesting Speed Enforcement

Q&A ImageI've been living in the Armstrong Elementary school area for the last 1.5 years and I have never seen any speed traps to enforce the school zone speed limit. It beginning to feel like I'm the only one who knows the speed limit is 30 km/h in the school zone.

My question is, would you happen to know if its as simple as calling the RCMP and suggesting to them this be a place to set up a speed trap?

Q&A - Coasting Downhill

Q&A ImageQ: I often coast down a high hill in order to save on gas if there is no traffic behind me. I notice that there is a traffic offence called: "Coast down grade illegally" on the ICBC website  with a fine of $121.00 and a 2 point assessment. Is what I do coasting down grade illegally and why would that be a problem?

Q&A - The Doctor Says Not to Drive

Q&A ImageIf a person has been told by their doctor not to drive due to cognitive impairment what are the consequences if this person chooses to drive?

Are they in violation of the law?

Is their car insurance still valid?

Q&A - Alphabet Soup: GVW, GCWR, GAWR and More...

Q&A ImageI am working to determine the total weight, dry and loaded, of our new boat which will be arriving this spring.  Most of that data I am able to get from the manufacturer or dealership.  Unfortunately, our current SUV is not rated high enough to pull the new boat.  That in turn means we will eventually have to buy a new vehicle – I am researching several to determine their towing capacity.  For this sum

Q&A - Didn't See the New Sign

Q&A ImageI routinely drive in a certain Vancouver area. Tonight I was ticketed for turning right at a red light. I was told there is a new no-right-turn-at-red-light sign, that I think was just installed in the last day or two. The policeman said he was waiting there for people to violate that sign.

Q&A - CVSE Authority

Ticket WriterDo Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have the authority to pull over and ticket non-commercial vehicles for traffic violations such as speeding or running a stop sign?

Q&A - Ticket for "Drive Without Due Care"

Q&A ImageI was returning to Calgary from Seattle through Trans Canada 1 west of Golden. The road conditions were poor, with a few inches of fresh snow, and visibility was poor due to blowing snow. Traffic had slowed to around 50 km/h. I watched other drivers pass semis behind me which were moving at around 30 km/hm due to the extremely poor visibility from driving behind them.

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