Behind the Wheel

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...

Dear Cop - Who Yields

Feb 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

My question concerns the KLO and Benvoulin Road intersection and who yields to who...... If you are on Benvoulin and heading north, then get into the left turn...

Dear Cop - Right Hand Turn

Feb 2, 2005 / 5:30 am

I had emailed you before about the right hand turn light at the intersection of Enterprise and Spall. There seems to be quite the argument as to whether you can...

Dear Cop - Go Around Them

Feb 2, 2005 / 5:30 am

When a vehicle is making a left hand turn, where there is no left hand turning lane, are we allowed to go around them or do we wait until that person has...

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 made...

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...