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Behind the Wheel

Rules For Left Turn

Mar 23, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I would like to know when the rules changed regarding turning left or right from one street to the next. When turning left or right we are supposed to turn...

Placement Of Plates

Mar 22, 2005 / 1:27 pm

Q: The placement of the plate with the decal on a commercial vehicle(tractor trailer unit) is on the front plate. One of my employees read your letter and was...

Intersection Accident-Prone

Mar 21, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: It has always puzzled me why Kelowna has nine out of the ten most accident-prone intersections of the Okanagan, and yet there is nothing being done to fix...

Impaired Driving Charge

Mar 20, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: When a person, (not me) receives an Impaired driving charge, does this charge fall under the criminal code of Canada and in fact do you have a criminal...

Studded Tires

Mar 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: My question is twofold: 1. At what point is it illegal to continue driving with studded winter tires? Is there a specific date by which they must be removed?...

Tolerance Of Drinking

Mar 18, 2005 / 12:59 pm

Q: I was wondering with the zero tolerance laws for drinking and driving, how a government operated liquor store can get away with serving samples of alcohol?...

Yellow Lines Different?

Mar 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: What is the difference between a broken yellow line and a single yellow line? Passing is allowed when safe for each of them. A: If a driver is proceeding on...

Light Sensors

Mar 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Motorcycles (often) do not trip the light sensors. Some lights are worse than others and I pull to the side and wait for another vehicle to be the first at...

Placement Of Plates

Mar 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I just wanted to know why cars are in need of front licence plates? Is it legal to have them on your dashboard instead of having them mounted to your bumper....

Warning Of Radar

Mar 13, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: We often hear announcements of radar locations on the local radio (Silk and maybe others) and I was wondering how this helps the community slow down in...

Ticket For Doors Off

Mar 12, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I have a 1981 Toyota Landcruiser. In the summer when I take my top off, can I take the doors off? The shoulder harness of the seat belt is anchored on the...

Legal To Lane Split

Mar 11, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I have heard rumors and stories that it is legal to lane split with a motorcycle in the States. I got into a pretty heated argument with another fellow...

Test Driving Vehicle

Mar 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I recently heard of an incident where someone was test driving their own uninsured vehicle in their neighborhood after completing some repairs at home. While...

Second In Line Turn

Mar 9, 2005 / 2:09 pm

Q: I heard the other day that if your vehicle is the second in line waiting to turn left on a green light, you are not to move into the intersection unless you...

Red Light Ticket

Mar 9, 2005 / 2:06 pm

Q: A few months back I went through the intersection at KLO and Gordon and the red light camera clearly went off. I am curious as to how long it takes to get a...

Left On One Way

Mar 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: In Westbank ......turning left onto a one way street (when the red light is against you.) Is this legal? You are waiting at the red light on the 2-way street...

U-Turn Controlled Intersection

Mar 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Hi, you had a question asked about a week ago about doing a U-Turn at a controlled intersection. I am having a discussion with a friend and they do not...

Alberta Learners Permit

Mar 7, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: I am a 14 yr old Alberta resident and I am in B.C. on vacation with my dad. I have a valid Alberta learners permit and I am driving my dads truck with him in...

U-Turns On Streets

Mar 7, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: When is it legal and illegal to make u-turns on streets here in Kelowna? I""ve been told you cannot make a u-turn anywhere on any city street but, at the...

Passing Double Solid

Mar 7, 2005 / 5:30 am

Q: Are the lines on the roads double solid, broken and solid or just broken are they a guideline to be used by drivers or is it a ticket if caught passing on a...

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