Behind the Wheel

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...

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....