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Questions from site visitors answered.

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 - 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 or Smoking Marihuana in a Limousine or Party Bus

Q&A ImageQUESTION: I 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.

Q&A: More on Ticket Disputes

Q&A ImageA question/ debate has come up and I was hoping to get your opinion on the matter. A member of our car club has been ticketed with a rolling stop on a red light, and having too many passengers which violate the terms of his novice permit.

Q&A: Out of Province Driver's Licenses

Q&A ImageMy 18 year old daughter would like to go to Victoria. She has her Washington state driver's license. Is she allowed to drive by herself in BC with that license? Is she allowed to carry passengers?

Q&A: Buying a Modified Vehicle

Q&A ImageI'm in the process of buying a lifted Jeep YJ and don't know much about the restrictions such as the maximum suspension or body lift. Can you give me general information on raised 4x4 trucks and SUVs?

Q&A: How to Deal with a Traffic Ticket

Q&A ImageQUESTION: What do I need to know to properly look after my interests if I receive a traffic ticket?

(Article last updated: March 21, 2022)

ANSWER: Here are my thoughts on what I would do if I received a violation ticket: Pull over and stop depending on the circumstances.

Q&A - Time for a Parent to Stop Driving

Q&A ImageMy family has tried several tactics to have my mothers driver's license pulled, however, the authorities we have dealt with don't seem to want to deal with her. She is 75 years old, has health issues which cause her to pass out sometimes, and has had several incidents in her car. She also has a heart condition that her heart only works at 30%.

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