Q&A

Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - To Turn Left or Not to Turn Left

Q&A ImageOn the East side of this intersection there is a parking lot with apartments, a hotel, shopping etc. On the West side there is a 7-11 gas station, grocery store, bank etc. The West side has a meridian for entering/exiting. The only signage is for merging & do not enters. There is no signage that states you cannot turn left to go Northbound on the Highway.

Q&A - Winter Tires on RV Trailers?

Q&A ImageI have a question about the requirement for snowflake/M+S tires on recreational vehicles October 1 to March 31.

Because the highway warning sign does not specifically picture travel trailers, I previously asked the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure about what tires are required on travel trailers in winter. I was told that all tires on the travel trailer must be snowflake or M+S.

Q&A - Farm Vehicle Rules

Q&A ImageI have a one ton truck, commercial, increased GVW (14,000 I believe), under NSC number, licenced for farm use. With this vehicle I do the following: 

Just pickup, running for parts errands etc

Pickup and commercially plated trailer to haul water

Pickup and commercially plated trailer to haul hay, farm supplies, cattle, farm equipment

Pickup to haul horse trailer with horses/tack

Q&A - Driving Without Due Care & Diabetes Issues

Q&A ImageI'm trying to find the laws relating with driving without due care when someone has a unknown medical issue causing the incident and the fine.

The officer issuing the fine, also asked for a certificate of medical clearance so he had a suspicion that some sort of attack may have initiated the problem.

Q&A - HOV Lane Speed Limits

speed demonWhat is the legally acceptable speed for HOV lanes?

What is the recommended speed for HOV lanes?

Many/ most drivers consider HOV to mean High Speed Lane.

Q&A - Taxi Passengers Not Wearing Seatbelts

Q&A ImageMy partner and I live in Victoria and finally able to afford it, decided to go out to dinner in North Saanich.  Not wanting to drink and drive, we went to the expense of booking a hotel in Sidney and took a taxi to the restaurant and back .  On the way back to the hotel after our dinner, the taxi driver went through a road block immediately after turning off the highway onto Beacon Avenue, directly

Q&A - Do Car Rental Agencies Have to Report Collisions?

Q&A ImageAre rental car companies in BC required to report any damage to their vehicles even if they repair the car themselves?

I purchased a used rental car from a Vancouver company that stated no accidents & same on CARFAX but it definitely appears to have had repairs done to the front end.

Q&A - Is It Legal for Traffic Police to Hide?

Q&A ImageIs it legal for the traffic police to hide when conducting enforcement? For example, hiding some where or at night and drivers cannot see them.

Q&A - Travel on Remote Roads

Q&A ImageWhat the safest thing is for a woman to do when her car breaks down on a remote road? Often our roads do not have cell coverage.

Q&A - Sufficient Description of Offence

Q&A ImageI received a speeding ticket and in the description of offence field it simply states "Speed 57 km/h" It does not include what the posted speed limit was.

Is this a sufficient description?

Does the offence noted need to indicate what the posted speed limit was?

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