Behind the Wheel

Dear Cop - Using Signals

Jan 12, 2005 / 1:19 pm

Two questions please: 1) In the Province of BC are you required to signal indicating that you are about to turn left or right, or as most drivers exercise, is...

Dear Cop - Slow Drivers

Jan 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

I find myself in this situation on a daily basis. The term "Slower Traffic Keep Right". Is this strictly on highways?? I find myself stuck in the left lane...

Dear Cop - Arrows Mean Obey

Jan 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

On the east side of Orchard Park, there are two lanes exiting from Sears onto Dilworth Road. There is just a stop sign and white painted arrows on the malls...

Dear Cop - Class 7 Restrictions

Jan 7, 2005 / 5:30 am

I'm seventeen years old and have a class 7 New driver license as of Nov 2004. On the back of the license the restrictions say: Novice stage restrictions....

Dear Cop - Neon Lights

Jan 6, 2005 / 5:30 am

Are neon lights on the underside of a car illegal? Why? Neon lights on the underside of a vehicle or anywhere on a vehicle are illegal. If you need more...

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 here....

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...