Behind the Wheel

Dear Cop - Schools & Playgrounds

Nov 2, 2004 / 5:30 am

The stretch of road northbound in front of Glenmore Elementary has a school sign posted but it also has a maximum 60kph sign posted. I travel this stretch of...

Dear Cop - No Insurance Offences

Nov 2, 2004 / 5:30 am

It is not too rare that I come to a halt at a light or stop signal and notice that the car in front of me has its insurance expired. I have always wondered what...

Dear Cop - Turning Intersections

Nov 1, 2004 / 10:06 am

I have two quick traffic questions which I've been confused about, and based on the driving habits of Kelowna residents, others are confused too. 1)When making...

Dear Cop - Yielding Right Of Way

Nov 1, 2004 / 10:05 am

I think this sort of service is long overdue and thanks for allowing me to participate. I have a question about intersections which coincidentally was somewhat...

Dear Cop - Turning On Red

Nov 1, 2004 / 10:03 am

Please tell your readers the rules as they relate to a right turn on a red light. Must the driver come to a complete stop before proceeding or need they only...

Dear Cop - Walking Bike

Oct 29, 2004 / 5:30 am

I have two questions for you. First off, people are getting into quite the frenzy about the title you have. Does Dear Cop offend you? I seem to think not or it...

Dear Cop - Left Turn On Solid

Oct 29, 2004 / 5:30 am

I was wondering about the legality of turning left across solid or double lines? Cooper Rd between Harvey and Enterprise is the area in question. Drivers headed...

Dear Cop - Turning On Red Light

Oct 29, 2004 / 5:30 am

On occasion early in the morning or late at night I have had to sit at numerous lights when there is nobody around. My question is, at any time are you allowed...

Dear Cop - Sign Invisible

Oct 28, 2004 / 5:30 am

The new sign at Water and Harvey, that indicates right turn only, seems to be invisible to all. At night many vehicles continue to drive straight or make a left...

Dear Cop - California Stop

Oct 27, 2004 / 5:30 am

I was reading some of the questions on right of way and such so my question is does a Stop sign mean STOP or just go anyway. The reason I ask is because when I...

Dear Cop - Excessive Speeding

Oct 27, 2004 / 5:30 am

Dear Cop, In the 3 months that I've been a resident here in Kelowna, the Benvoulin strip from Springfield to KLO has been a race course for those in a great...

Dear Cop - Right Of Way

Oct 27, 2004 / 5:30 am

This summer I was enjoying a relatively carbon-monoxide free ride going down Springfield from Rutland towards downtown. I was on the right-hand side of the road...

Dear Cop - Emergency Vehicles

Oct 27, 2004 / 5:30 am

My concern is the lack of respect drivers seem to display in respect to emergency vehicles. On my way home from work yesterday, I encountered an emergency...

Dear Cop: No Left Signal

Oct 26, 2004 / 5:30 am

Dear Cop My question is in relation to two problems at the intersection of Harvey and Spall. My first question is why is there no left signal light for either...

Dear Cop: Check Speedometer

Oct 26, 2004 / 5:30 am

Dear Cop Is there any way (barring getting a speeding ticket) that a person can check the accuracy of their speedometer if they suspect it is out of whack?...

Who Has Right of Way?

Oct 1, 2004 / 5:30 am

Going to the Kootenays there are a number of passing lanes going up the long hills. Question: Who has the right of way when it comes to the end, the right lane...

School Zones

Sep 24, 2004 / 9:19 am

Dear Cop With regard to the signs near schools which state that the speed is 30 km/h when children are on the highway I have three questions. What is the...

Answer To Dear Cop

Sep 24, 2004 / 9:11 am

Dear Cop, I was wondering about the legality of turning left across solid or double lines? Cooper Rd between Harvey and Enterprise is the area in question....

New Feature: Dear Cop

New Feature: Dear Cop

Sep 22, 2004 / 1:26 pm

Dear Castanet Readers, Castanet, in conjunction with Kelowna RCMP, are launching a new feature called Dear Cop! It will deal with questions Castanet readers...