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It's Not Easy Being a Pedestrian

Our provincial driving manual Learn to Drive Smart devotes an entire chapter to the concept of See - Think - Do Method . See: The pedestrian waiting to cross the street in the intersection. Think: There are no lines painted on the p ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/22 - 23:01 - 12 comments

Why is Everyone in the Left Lane?

More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I'm finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully to get ahead of the others. One would think that this situation would be akin to being the proverbial kid i ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/21 - 17:01 - 7 comments

The Government Didn't Tell Me

I've been watching a number of conversations in the newspaper and social media lately, mostly with regard to B.C.'s slow down, move over law , but including changes to other traffic laws as well. The general theme has been that the government h ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 4 comments

Official Vehicles: The Tow Truck

The tow truck is a bit of an orphan when it comes to being an "official vehicle" as defined in our slow down, move over laws. Drivers happening across a tow truck working at the side of the highway must slow down and move over if possible just as they ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/21 - 17:01 - 2 comments

Space Cadets

More space equals more time. Think about that carefully for a moment as it should be a constant consideration for all drivers. Driving should be an action, not a reaction and the best way to make it an action is to give yourself time to think, pla ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 9 comments

Flag Person: A High Risk Occupation

If I were to ask you what a flag person's job was, what would you reply? Assure orderly movement of traffic through a highway obstruction of some sort? Help everyone involved to be safe as they work on the highway? Why then do some drivers treat flagp ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/23 - 17:01 - 7 comments

Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Education

I’m a professional driver on the Island,I have been driving since the mid 60s and have logged many accident free kms. My interest in writing is the “slow down, move over law." I have done it for decades. Not enough drivers seem to be aware of it. ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/05 - 17:46 - 6 comments

More Advance Warning Needed

When the road maintenance contractors undertake work on our highways they are hard to miss. The Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways tells them all about setting out advance warnings to give drivers plenty of opportunity to realize that they ar ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/22 - 21:01 - 2 comments

Q&A - Yielding to Transit Buses

I am a transit operator in the Central Okanagan. Can you please tell me how best to direct my concerns that British Columbia might not be communicating clearly enough to drivers the contents of Section 169.1 ? It has been my experience that mos ...

Anonymous - 2020/07/22 - 01:00 - 4 comments

Yielding to an Emergency Vehicle

I have received a number of e-mails from readers following the column on B.C.'s new Slow Down, Move Over law. They are concerned that some people are taking this to mean that they don't have to pull over and stop on the approach of an emergency vehicl ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/20 - 19:00 - 0 comments

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