Equipment

Information on specific vehicle equipment.

Radar and Laser Jammers

Laser JammerRadar and laser detectors are currently legal to install in your vehicle and use to avoid prosecution for failing to follow the speed limits in British Columbia. One has to ask why BC is one of the few provinces in our country that has not made this illegal. If you think like I do, inappropriate speed is a significant contributor to collisions and should not be encouraged in any way.

Q&A - Notice & Order #1

Q&A ImageI received a violation ticket and a Notice and Order for my car because the back brake lights and running lights were not working.

I am very unclear about what is required of me. -- I had the problem fixed immediately at my regular mechanic, but do I need to have it inspected at a designated facility?

Q&A - Replacing Windows in Classic Vehicles

older driver and carI have restored a 1936 Ford Tudor sedan registered in B.C. and want to replace all the window glass. It has flat safety glass originally and there is a firm who manufactures replacement glass for these old cars. They have various colored glass windows available factory tinted.

"One Eyed" Vehicles

One Headlight Burned OutIf you have normal vision, would you consider driving with one eye closed at night? To most people that would seem to be a very foolish question. Why would anyone want to diminish their capability to see while driving! Take a look at other vehicles on the highway right now. How many of them have only one headlight working? Isn't that the same as driving with one eye closed?

Q&A - It's Not Factory, You Can't Have it.

Q&A Image I was driving into work this morning and I went through a seat belt check and of course I had mine on but they pulled me over for my 6000k H.I.D head lights and amber L.E.D turn single lights.

VIDEO - Winter Tire Demonstrations

Tiresmart TireTransport Canada, the Automobile Protection Agency (APA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC), teamed up to create a series of videos that clearly demonstrate how winter tires drastically improve driver safety when compared to all season tires or a mix of winter and all season tires.

Q&A - Winter Tires & Rental Cars

Winter Tire Regulatory SignI live in Vancouver and My friends and I are thinking of going to the Clayoquot Oyster Festival in Tofino in late November, but I remember the Pacific Rim Highway was signposted "use winter tires or carry chains between October and April". I have tried asking many car rental companies and none of them have winter tires, and could not confirm winter tires availability for November.

VIEWPOINT - Motorcycle Excessive Noise

SoapboxThere is one thing that irks me - the excessive noise of "unregulated exhaust system" Harley Davidson motorcycles.

NEWS - Flashing Purple Lights for Funeral Processions

purple flashing lightIn the past a closely spaced procession of slow moving vehicles with headlights on in the daytime usually meant a funeral. Today's daytime running lights make it difficult to decide if a line of vehicles is a funeral procession or not. The lead and final official funeral vehicles may use a flashing purple light when in procession.

Q&A - Vehicle Inspection Order Questions

Q&A ImageI am wondering if you could shed some light on my situation, I own a 1990 Nissan 240sx, that usually gets 1-3 VI's a year, usually box 1's but the occasional box 2.

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