Behind the Wheel

Concept Of Driving

Mar 6, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: When my grandfather taught me how to drive, he told me to always use my rear view mirror. He said that I should know what""s going on behind me as well as in...

Care Of Vehicle

Mar 6, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q. Simply, I know, the owner of the vehicle is responsible for having a fit vehicle which includes headlights, tail lights, side lights, emergency brake. But...

Long Red Light

Mar 5, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: In reference to the letter about the red light. So, to clarify, if the signal light doesn""t turn green for an unusually long period of time and its 5:30 in...

Running Red Lights

Mar 4, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Hi, every day I see people going through red lights. My question is, if I am able to get their license plate number and the description of the vehicle and...

First Impaired Charge

Mar 4, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I""m just curious what an individual usually receives for punishment on there first impaired? A: For a first time conviction of impaired driving, the usual...

Bright Lights Dangerous

Mar 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: A highway contractor in Winfield has put up three very bright yard lights which make it very difficult to see when approaching the area. It is worse than...

Backing Onto Roads

Mar 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I live on Springfield Road where the new four lane project has provided some problems for me. Is it or is it not illegal to back on to a four lane road?? The...

Use Of Fog Lamps

Mar 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: A driver may only use fog lamps when the conditions on the roadway is such that the use of normal head lamps would be at a disadvantage.(IE: FOG) If a driver...

Changing Lanes

Mar 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Rumor has it, that city planners and engineers come from all over North America to our city to learn what NOT to do as far as traffic planning is concerned....

Left On Red Light

Feb 27, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I live in Westbank which has 2 main 1-way streets. Since moving here I see many people turning left on a red light at these one-way streets. I have been...

Colored Light Strips

Feb 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I have seen many cars with a colored light strip that runs the bottom of the door edge. They glow like neon. Different colors can be bought, blue, red,...

Tinting Windows

Feb 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Can we legally tint our vehicle windows? If so, which windows does that include? A: No person shall drive or operate on a highway a motor vehicle which has...

Entering Cycle Lane

Feb 25, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Often, in single-lane traffic and when a waiting car is turning left, other cars behind will steer to the right, entering into the cycle lane, in order to go...

Using Signals

Feb 25, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: The intersection of Hwy #33 and #97, when you are coming from downtown and turning right onto #33, you are in the lane that says right turn only do you still...

Left Over Island

Feb 24, 2005 / 2:25 pm

Q: When going north on Gordon Dr and wanting to turn into the plaza at 3818 Gordon to the Mission library, there is a painted island. Are we able to turn left...

Passing Speed Limit

Feb 24, 2005 / 2:23 pm

Q: If I decide to pass another vehicle who is going slower than the posted speed limit, lets just say 96 kph and the speed limit being 100 kph, what speed can I...

Waiting For Light

Feb 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Its 5:30 am, I am at the intersection of a quiet street, and must turn onto the highway but the light remains RED (for a very long time). Using caution,...

Law On Turns

Feb 14, 2005 / 1:09 pm

Q: When turning either right or left at intersections onto a street with more than one lane, it is my understanding that you must enter the lane closest to you...

Crossing Double Line

Feb 14, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I was fined for crossing a double line a while back. Since then I have been keeping an eye open for drivers who cross double lines, who are turning into a...

License Plate Covered

Feb 13, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I""m wondering if, in BC, is it illegal to have the front license plate of your vehicle covered? That is, do both front and back license plates have to be...