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Dear Cop - Expired Insurance Decals

Jan 5, 2005 / 5:30 am

On a daily basis I see expired insurance decals. What are the current fines for (a) failure to display a valid insurance decal, & (b) driving without valid...

Dear Cop - Designated Crosswalk

Jan 5, 2005 / 5:30 am

Frequently pedestrians try to cross Harvey at Water (between Abbott & Pandosy). There is no designated crosswalk at this intersection. Are cars driving on...

Dear Cop - Left Against Red Light

Jan 4, 2005 / 3:22 pm

I see people turning left from a two way street onto the one way highway, against the red light in Westbank all the time. I have been told that it""s legal...

Dear Cop - Legal To Go Topless

Jan 2, 2005 / 5:30 am

My question is not entirely about traffic. Some seem to believe it is legal for women to go topless in public, and if this is the case also believe that if a...

Dear Cop - Obstruction Of Traffic

Jan 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

I would like to say thank you for a very informative web site. I really enjoy the opportunity to be reminded of the traffic laws and safe driving tips. I have...

Dear Cop - Designated Drivers

Dec 31, 2004 / 5:30 am

Not really a "traffic question" but do you happen to know the name of the Company whereby they drive you AND your vehicle home for a donation ? The service is...

Dear Cop - Vehicle Modification

Dec 31, 2004 / 5:30 am

If a car has had motor modifications done to the vehicle to increase the hp, is there a certain point that the vehicle would become illegal for street use? Any...

Dear Cop - Turning Left

Dec 30, 2004 / 5:30 am

I was always taught that when attempting to turn left at an intersection controlled by traffic lights that it is correct to move into the intersection with your...

Dear Cop - Enter Intersection

Dec 30, 2004 / 5:30 am

I am always wondering if it""s proper to enter the intersection when waiting to turn left or should you sit back and not enter the intersection. I know that the...

Dear Cop - Four Way Stops

Dec 29, 2004 / 4:06 pm

What""s the order of right of way on 4 way stops? The formal rights-of-ways rules at intersections governed by traffic signage prioritize movements of vehicles...

Dear Cop - Left Hand Turns

Dec 21, 2004 / 8:57 am

I""m not sure if this one has been answered before but it seems to be an ongoing debate over here in Westbank. Many people seem to take left hand turns (from a...

Dear Cop - City Buses

Dec 20, 2004 / 9:51 am

What is the rules about the right of way when it comes to city buses. I have had times when I have been approaching a bus from the rear and it starts to move...

Dear Cop - Booster Seats

Dec 19, 2004 / 5:30 am

What exactly is the law regarding booster seats? I thought that until a child was 80 pounds it was required. I drop my son off at kindergarten and it seems no...

Dear Cop - Motorized Wheel Chairs

Dec 18, 2004 / 5:30 am

What is the legal right of electric motorized wheel chairs driven by seniors I often see them in the bicycle lane. Are they considered a motorized vehicle and...

Dear Cop - School Zones

Dec 17, 2004 / 12:11 pm

Are school zones in effect during the school year when school is dismissed for an extended holiday period, like Christmas from Dec 17 through Jan 3? What can be...

Dear Cop - Driver License

Dec 17, 2004 / 12:07 pm

Is there graduated licensing for a class 6 license? And what does it involve? If you go to www.icbc.com , you will find the following answer to your question....

Dear Cop - Animal Injured

Dec 9, 2004 / 11:15 am

Recently we experienced an unfortunate incident whereby someone in our family was walking their dog on a side street where there was no proper shoulder, as is...

Dear Cop - License Restrictions

Dec 6, 2004 / 3:42 pm

I enjoy your column very much. I have a question about your 22 March 2004 Article regarding the graduated licensing program. Is there a requirement to...

Dear Cop - Bike Lane

Dec 4, 2004 / 5:30 am

Is it legal to ride a bike against traffic in a bike lane when there is only one bike lane on the roadway? A cyclist is required to ride with traffic unless the...

Dear Cop - Blinking Green Lights

Dec 3, 2004 / 2:34 pm

The intersection is Springfield Road and Durnin (across from Mission Park) The light coming both ways(East and West on Springfield Rd.) blinks green for both...

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