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Behind the Wheel

Dear Cop - Turning Left

Feb 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Something I have often wondered about it is when you are turning left onto a two lane road, like Highway 97 for example, you turn left into the left hand lane...

Dear Cop - Two Way Stops

Feb 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

I would like to know what the rule is for coming to a 2 way stop sign, directly opposite one another, and a regular thoroughfare street running perpendicular,...

Dear Cop - Winter Driving

Jan 29, 2005 / 5:30 am

Hello, Great column... I love reading it, its just too bad we couldn""t get everyone reading it as it might make driving safer for everyone. My question is in...

Dear Cop - Speeding

Jan 29, 2005 / 5:30 am

For many drivers in our area, speeding appears to be a fact of life, and happens every time these people get behind the wheel, no matter where they are driving....

Dear Cop - Radar

Jan 28, 2005 / 5:30 am

How does Radar work? Is it possible to get the wrong car in high traffic? How do police make sure there isn""t a wrong reading? How often are there mistakes...

Dear Cop - Left Turn Signal

Jan 28, 2005 / 5:30 am

At a traffic light when there is a sign that says left turn signal, does this mean you have to wait for a signal before making a left turn? If this is so, why...

Dear Cop- Alberta Plates

Jan 27, 2005 / 4:37 pm

I know many people who live and work in B.C. and have for many years. They are permanent residents here in B.C. They carry Alberta plates on there vehicles and...

Dear Cop - Expressing Anger

Jan 18, 2005 / 10:14 am

Are people allowed to express their anger to an officer when receiving a traffic ticket? If so, to what degree? Nobody likes to be told they have made a...

Dear Cop - Wearing Seatbelts

Jan 18, 2005 / 10:13 am

Who gets the ticket if the passenger is not wearing a seatbelt? If you get into an accident and an injury results because they did not want to wear a seatbelt,...

Dear Cop - Traffic Signs

Jan 18, 2005 / 5:30 am

In answer to your question about slow drivers and their rights, I find that the sign "slow vehicles keep right" is ambiguous as it appears. We do not have slow...

Dear Cop - Street Legal

Jan 16, 2005 / 5:30 am

I""m a person with disabilities and I have a recumbent trike. If I put a big enough engine could it be street legal? Because someone I know said that I might...

Dear Cop - Licence Class

Jan 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

I have a class 4 drivers licence, and recently received a notice in the mail telling me I needed to get a physical done to retain my class 4 licence. Because I...

Dear Cop - Cameras

Jan 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

The "cameras" at intersections are a constant source of questions & discussions amongst drivers at the water cooler. Many feel these cameras only catch a...

Dear Cop - Slower Traffic

Jan 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

I find myself in this situation on a daily basis. The term "Slower Traffic Keep Right". Is this strictly on highways? I find myself stuck in the left lane going...

Dear Cop - Changing Lanes

Jan 14, 2005 / 5:30 am

Please explain the rules re: changing lanes in or near intersections. People changing lanes just as they approach intersections to avoid potential delays of a...

Dear Cop - Turning At Crosswalk

Jan 14, 2005 / 5:30 am

At Hwy 33 at the Coopers Foods, there is a cross walk light that has double lights for pedestrians crossing on either side of the exit from the Coopers parking...

Dear Cop - Emergency Vehicle

Jan 13, 2005 / 5:30 am

Could you inform the public on the procedure of what to do when an emergency vehicle comes up behind you with it""s lights and siren on. I have noticed a lot of...

Dear Cop - Licence Plates

Jan 13, 2005 / 5:30 am

Do you have to have your front licence plate mounted in the front bumpe? If you do not have mounting holes, is it illegal to have it on the inside of the front...

Dear Cop - Left Turns

Jan 12, 2005 / 1:27 pm

A vehicle is making a left hand turn onto a street that has two lanes of traffic and they turned into the far lane. Another vehicle, heading the opposite...

Dear Cop - Using Signals

Jan 12, 2005 / 1:19 pm

Two questions please: 1) In the Province of BC are you required to signal indicating that you are about to turn left or right, or as most drivers exercise, is...

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