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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

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

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

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 - 2021/01/20 - 08:00 - 2 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

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 - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 0 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 - 2021/01/19 - 10:00 - 4 comments

Road Worker Safety

My job requires me to pull over and park for a short period of time on the freeway. There is sufficient space to pull off and I'm not obstructing a lane but I'm wondering what the regulations are in respect to signaling and signage. The Motor ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/19 - 17:00 - 0 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

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