Q&A

Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - Driver Right of Way Over Pedestrians

Q&A ImageQ: I live in quiet little Summerland. Our busiest intersection is a T-junction complete with 3 cross walks. Traffic usually proceeds through that T junction at a very slow pace. It is very common to see pedestrians step out into a crosswalk without paying attention to vehicular traffic currently in the intersection.

Q&A - Pedestrian Right of Way

Q&A ImageMy question regards the right of way of pedestrians who are in the roadway illegally, i.e. they have disobeyed a control signal or have failed to yield to traffic as per section 180. The thought came to me after watching this clip from the United Kingdom, intended to illustrate proper horn use:

Q&A - Problem With Cyclist at Intersection

CyclistI wanted to turn left from one angled road onto another angled road.

Two vehicles were stopped at the stop sign.

The first vehicle was turning right and as he did, I prepared to turn left...suddenly I have a cyclist turning left from the same spot as the car; the cyclist was not obvious tucked beside the car. I could have hit the cyclist.

Q&A - Honk Before Backing Up?

Q&A ImageCurious if you know if it is required by law for a school bus to honk when backing up. Reason I ask is the local school bus has chosen in front of my house as the drop and pickup point for 2 kids that live 1/2 a mile up the road. Not an issue, except every morning at 7 she lays on the horn and wakes me up.

Q&A - How Do We Increase Enforcement On Our Highways?

Q&A ImageI have lived in the southern interior of BC . for just over 20 years .

I ‘m told that through my work experience , driving of commercial trucks as well as my own personal vehicles , I am considered to be a professional driver. I am currently semi – retired and drive a school bus for a local school district .

Q&A - Driving While Wearing Hearing Protection

Q&A ImageWhat are the laws in BC about wearing hearing protection while operating a non-commercial vehicle?

I drive a diesel panel van, and the noise level in the cab is VERY high at highway speeds - to the point that conversation is difficult and my ears ring after extended drives.  I am concerned about hearing damage, so would like to wear hearing protection.

Q&A - Disputing Violation Ticket for My Suicidal Father

Q&A ImageMy 83-year old father got a violation ticket and I am considering whether I should (or can) dispute it on his behalf. It is a somewhat unique case.  My father had shown signs of  mental illness and last month I just managed to get a geriatric specialist to send in a medical report that requires him to take a driving assessment.

RANT - Honk When Locking

SoapboxOver the last 15 months I have had an issue in regards to horn honking in our neighborhood. I think the problem can easily be resolved by education.

Many vehicle owners have picked up some really bad habits and possibly don't know that their bad habits are affecting others.

Q&A - What Does DriveSmartBC Actually Do?

Q&A Imagewhat does drivesmartbc actually do about the issues?

I'm reading lot of good constructive discussion but do not see any constructive use of this resource. Also I'm sure that many users and readers would like to contribute more directly to solutions.

I don't see these options on your website.

Q&A - Two Way Left Turn Lane Collision

Q&A ImageMy house fronts a busy street and when turning left from my drive way in heavy traffic. I generally go through the northbound lane and into the Two Way Left Turn Lane, stop and wait to merge right into the southbound lane. I can’t seem to find legislation saying this is illegal in British Columbia but I haven’t found anything saying it is legal either.

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