Behind the Wheel

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...

Four Way Stop

Feb 12, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: We all know that when we get to a 4-way stop, we take turns regardless of which way everyone is turning. However, my husband and I have a long standing...

Fault Of Accident

Feb 12, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Many times, vehicles turning right onto a busy thoroughfare have pulled out right in front of me. My question is this, at what point does a vehicle turning...

Blocking Left Hand Lane

Feb 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: When driving north on Hwy 97, the left hand turning lane into Wal-Mart is usually full of drivers trying to turn. Because there are so many vehicles trying...

Red Light Infractions

Feb 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Could you tell me if the cameras used for red light infractions are still in operation? While they are still there I had heard that they are no longer in use...

Right Of Way

Feb 9, 2005 / 4:10 pm

Q: This is more of an observation as I am aware of who has the right-of-way. South bound, turning left from Springfield Road onto Benvoulin Road there is a left...

Auxiliary Driving Lamps

Feb 9, 2005 / 4:05 pm

Q: The brightness and overuse of auxiliary driving lamps mounted below the headlamps has pretty-well spoiled my night time driving experience. I am referring to...

Dear Cop - Dimming Beams

Feb 4, 2005 / 5:30 am

Please advise regarding the lawful requirements of dimming high beams and/or use of fog lamps when there is opposing traffic. Also, please comment on the...

Dear Cop - U-Turns

Feb 4, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q. I have seen at least one section of road in Kelowna where there is a "u-turns not" sign shortly followed by a "u turns permitted". This implies that U turns...

Dear Cop - Drivers License

Feb 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

As happens to everyone at one time or another you head out in your car and have forgotten your Drivers License at home. If you were to get stopped, do you get...