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Slow Down, Move Over, Unintended Consequences

With the amendment last month of B.C.'s Slow Down, Move Over law comes the unintended consequences of the misuse of flashing lights. Since yesterday afternoon I've driven past two situations that the law required me to slow down and move o ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 8 comments

Left Turn Surprise!

A signal light does not provide you with any protection when you make a left turn. This simple fact was discovered by a lady who slowed as she approached her driveway, signalled for a left turn, saw a truck approaching in her rearview mirror and s ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/23 - 04:00 - 31 comments

The 70/40 Rule - Slow Down, Move Over

A reader reports that she was driving to Nanaimo and somewhere around Cook Creek there was a black vehicle with several flashing lights stationary at the side of the road. The road was not particularly busy and she was in the curbside lane.  ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 0 comments

Slow Down, Move Over, Not!

... limit the rate of speed to less than 40 km/h. Slow Down Move Over Regarding right hand drive and left hand drive. B.C. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/21 - 17:01 - 9 comments

Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Ticket

I was caught by surprise, and although I realize ignorance of a law is no defence, I wonder how I might have known about this change in BC traffic law.  I had moved away from BC in 2001, not returning until 2012.  When I returned to BC in 20 ...

Anonymous - 2020/08/26 - 07:59 - 5 comments

Bring Back Automated Speed Enforcement

... out left lane hogs for special attention, only the slow down move over law is mentioned. My wish is that the province would bring ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 24 comments

BC Bad Driver of the Week - Slow Down, Move Over, Fail!

This video shows at least three drivers in the right hand lane who fail to slow down and move over for a service truck showing flashing yellow lights working on a breakdown at the roadside. There was at least 20 seconds of lead time to recognize t ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 1 comment

VIDEO - BC's Slow Down, Move Over Law

"Slow Down, Move Over" legislation was added to the BC Motor Vehicle Act in 2009. With more than 400 roadside workers injured or killed in BC since 2001 --this law is essential in helping to protect the professionals who risk their lives to assist ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 1 comment

Slow Down, Move Over Revisited

... out! Reference Links: BC's Slow Down Move Over Law Submitted by E-mail On Thursday morning ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 3 comments

Slow Down Move Over Rule Amended

Effective January 1, 2015 B.C.'s Slow Down and Move Over legislation will be amended to include all vehicles that display a flashing red, blue or yellow light. The change was made to include highway maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 0 comments

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