Turns

Information related to turning a vehicle.

BC Bad Driver of the Week - Left Turn Into Wrong Lane

I almost hesitate labelling this one Bad Driver of the Week because I know how easy this is to do if you are not paying attention. I did this once at a T intersection where there was a particularly wide median that made either direction look like two different roads to me. However, the driver of the gray car at the middle left approaches the intersection on a green light intending to turn left.

BC Bad Driver of the Week 3

This driver cannot safely turn left onto a busy highway so rather than wait he turns into the oncoming left turn lane and then merges right. Compounding the problem is that virtually all traffic on the highway fails to slow to the posted 60 km/h limit, some not slowing from the previous 90 km/h limit at all.

Q&A - Trapped! What Should I Do?

Q&A ImageSeveral weeks ago I followed two cars, already in a left turning lane, thinking turning left was only prohibited Monday through Friday up to 6:00 PM. While in the lane could see that it was Monday to Saturday, and I was in this lane on a Saturday prior to 6:00 PM.

What choices did I have!!

BC Bad Driver of the Week: 580MPP

I suspect this driver changed their mind about which way to go after setting up for a left turn just a bit too far into cross traffic. You can see one vehicle turn right from behind him as we approach and a second vehicle prepare to do so. After passing we see this driver turn right instead. Perhaps not turning into the curb lane as he should have prevented a collision with the right turn vehicle behind.

Q&A - Are we legally required to use flashers at a controlled left hand turn intersection?

Q&A ImageI often sit in a left hand turn controlled lane with 10 or more cars, all of us with our left turn indicators flashing away. We eventually drive through the left hand turn under the control of the left hand turn signal, still with our flashers clicking away.

Q&A - Who's At Fault After a Wide Turn Collision?

Q&A Imageso if I take a left turn onto say hastings which has three lanes I will obviously take right of center line or closest lane, other vehichle turning right does same thing and goes wide arc straight toward right of center bypassing the use of slow or center lane and we collide, whos fault?

Q&A - U-Turn Ticket Questions

Q&A ImageI was given a u turn ticket  under section 168 (b) (iv), on 104 avenue and 158 street in Surrey BC. You can get an idea of what this intersection looks like using google maps:

The Proper Position for Turning

Two Lane Left Turn Sign"Tell them that they need to be in the proper lane before they turn" says one reader. Equally important is the need to end up in the proper lane after the turn. Attention to detail here provides for a smooth flow of traffic and less chance of being involved in a collision.

BC Bad Driver of the Week - 762WVL

How many violations can a driver commit in 25 meters of parking lot? In this video I counted four, the failed stop when approaching from the right, failing to signal the turn onto the cross street, stopping in the wrong place before making that turn and turning left contrary to the posted sign.

Q&A - Left Turn on Yellow

Q&A ImageIs it within the Motor Vehicle Act to enter an intersection on a yellow light with the intent to turn left only if you stop first before entering the intersection?

Same question except you don't stop before you enter the intersection.

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