Behind the Wheel

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...

Dear Cop - U-Turns

Dec 3, 2004 / 2:27 pm

I have noticed a very large number of vehicles making a 'u-turn' on Bernard Avenue to park in the angled parking spaces in their opposite direction of travel....

Dear Cop - Commercial Trucks

Dec 1, 2004 / 5:30 am

Is it mandatory for commercial trucks to stop and check their brakes at designated pullouts marked for brake checks. I see these brake check pullouts along the...

Dear Cop - One Way Streets

Nov 30, 2004 / 12:15 pm

I live in Westbank, and have been wondering about this for some time. I have had many discussions with people about this in the past. I am wondering about...

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...