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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 - 2021/05/20 - 17:21 - 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 - 2021/04/09 - 21:50 - 0 comments

Q&A - Tow Trucks Blocking Lanes

Q: We know why they do it.... but what legal authority do break down vehicles have to block (cone off) a whole lane on the highway one when the stall is on the shoulder? Answer This is a situation that often bothers me as a driver. Some ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/09/07 - 07:58 - 3 comments

Look Ahead! Look Waaaay Ahead!

Imagine making a lane change and crashing into a fully marked police vehicle stopped at the side of the highway with all of its emergency lights operating. I can only guess that the driver was not properly scanning his environment and looking far enou ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/03/12 - 09:00 - 1 comment

Q&A - Garbage Truck Leads the Morning Parade

I don't know if you drive much along Hammond Bay Rd, but it can be pretty frustrating on garbage day, or even morning commute on school days, with buses stopping very 100 - 200 yds. I dread the new "automatic" garbage trucks which I think will tak ...

Anonymous - 2019/10/07 - 21:51 - 1 comment

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