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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

Construction Zone Signs

I was driving home after shift last week listening to the radio and enjoying the sunshine. The traffic report was being broadcast and in it was a cell phone call from a woman who had been stopped in the lineup for the highway construction on Highway 4 ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 1 comment

Pavement Marking in Progress

Line-marking crews have begun the annual task of refreshing markings on highways across British Columbia to help provide a safer drive for motorists. More than 30,000 kilometres of lines are marked every year throughout the province to guide drivers. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 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 - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 2 comments

RETTUNGSGASSE - Forming a Rescue Lane

When a crash occurs on multiple laned highways in B.C., drivers tend to stop in the same lane position that they use when driving. This often creates significant difficulties for emergency services, large fire department vehicles in particular, becaus ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/09/28 - 11:22 - 6 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

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 - 2021/12/29 - 12:23 - 0 comments

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 - 2021/05/09 - 11:35 - 11 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 - 2 comments

Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Ticket

My girlfriend, being an anxious driver, asked me if I would drive because road conditions were slippery. I still have my N, but had no N sign in my girlfriends car. I figured it was safer if I drove to the stop in Merritt since she did not feel comfor ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/26 - 10:47 - 3 comments

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