Behind the Wheel

Dear Cop - Changing Lanes

Nov 30, 2004 / 11:53 am

Good morning - My son was in an accident last night (in PG) ... He was hit on his driver door while changing lanes (spun around - etc...) & was convinced by the...

Dear Cop - Right Of Way

Nov 27, 2004 / 5:30 am

In a newspaper column recently it was stated that pedestrians have the Right-of-Way at marked and cross-hatched crossings, but not at unmarked/un-hatched...

Dear Cop - Passing On Right

Nov 26, 2004 / 5:30 am

If a vehicle is driving in the fast or left lane and is doing under the posted speed limit, is it legal to pass on the right? If not how can we get these people...

Dear Cop - Noisy Mufflers

Nov 26, 2004 / 5:30 am

I would like to know what the laws are regarding vehicle mufflers. My neighbour has been driving his truck without one for at least 4 months. I have also...

Dear Cop - Usage of Fog Lights

Nov 25, 2004 / 5:30 am

People driving around with those stock Driving/fog lights on when conditions do not call for them. Is this legal or not? Thanks and keep up the great work out...

Dear Cop - Merging

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:30 am

There are 2 locations on Gordon Dr, heading south, that you have to merge from 2 lanes into 1. The first is at Barnes and the second is just after Lequime by...

Dear Cop - Holding Up Traffic

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:30 am

In California, there is traffic law that states to the effect that if you are holding up more than five other vehicles you are required to pull over and let...

Dear Cop - Passing On Right

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:30 am

Sometimes I am stopped to make a left hand turn and the motorist will come barrelling behind and pass on the right hand side on to the bike lane instead of...

Dear Cop - Bylaw For Music

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:30 am

I was wondering what the current bylaws are for music and if it's still allowed during the day? Is it still the typical off before 11PM? What is constituted as...

Dear Cop - How To Protect

Nov 24, 2004 / 5:30 am

My question concerns other people giving your name when being stopped by the police. For example my husband went to insure a car and was told that he had an...

Dear Cop - Absolute Liability

Nov 23, 2004 / 5:30 am

Is there any consistancy to what an officer considers speeding? Some speeding violations are issued with zero tolerance, while many drivers feel they are safe...

Dear Cop - Exhaust Emission

Nov 19, 2004 / 3:21 pm

What are our 'exhaust emission standards' in BC/Kelowna? I see so many vehicles here that have blue and toxic smoke coming from their tailpipe. It seeps into...

Dear Cop - Right Of Way

Nov 19, 2004 / 3:17 pm

If you come to a stop sign at a thru street after the person on the opposite side has stopped at the opposing sign and is signaling his intention to turn left...

Dear Cop - Violations

Nov 17, 2004 / 3:30 pm

You have a most informative column. Am I guilty of an offence if I ride my bicycle through a stop sign without coming to a complete halt? How about a...

Dear Cop - Who Proceeds?

Nov 15, 2004 / 5:30 am

When approaching the intersection of Biggar Road and Glenmore Road there is a stop sign so I stop, I want to go straight across onto Cross Road, there is a car...

Dear Cop - License Plates

Nov 14, 2004 / 5:30 am

Why do drivers in BC have to have a license plate on the front of their vehicles, while some other provinces do not. I have asked other police officers and they...

Dear Cop - Do Not Proceed

Nov 14, 2004 / 5:30 am

I have been told that in the case of a controlled pedestrian - only traffic light, once the light turns red and the pedestrians have safely made it across the...

Dear Cop - Pro D Days

Nov 13, 2004 / 5:30 am

I am aware that school zones are in effect from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, when school is in session. This obviously means that during vacation...

Dear Cop - Cut Through Parking

Nov 13, 2004 / 5:30 am

I often drive my husband to work in the early morning hours. When I arrive at the nearest intersection to the highway I usually cut through the parking lot of...

Dear Cop - Running Yellow Light

Nov 13, 2004 / 5:30 am

I am a truck driver, I was driving through a city in Alberta and one night was approaching a traffic light. It turned yellow and was written a ticket for...