The Roadside Camper

The Roadside Camper Traveling on a budget was likely behind a request for information that I received about camping beside the highway. The correspondent was curious to know if there are any rules in BC that would […]

Mistaking the Gas for the Brake

Mistaking the Gas for the Brake How can a driver mistake the gas for the brake? I could not rationalize this explanation after reading another news story where a senior in a parking lot had driven into […]

Do It Yourself Towing

Do It Yourself Towing Tow trucks are too expensive! I’ve got a chain and a buddy to do the steering and apply the brakes, so we’ll just drag that broken down vehicle home and fix it ourselves. […]

Left Turn on Red

Understanding a Left Turn on Red When I was relatively new to police work I was patrolling behind a car that had stopped at a red light with the left turn signal blinking. The next thing I […]

Motorized Wheelchairs

Concerns about Motorized Wheelchairs I have grave concerns about the safety of those driving battery-operated Motorized Wheelchairs and about the dangers involved for car drivers in dealing with their activities on the road. For instance, are those […]

International Drivers License

Many people mistakenly call an International Driving Permit (IDP) an International Driver’s License. Their belief is that the IDP alone allows them to drive here at home and abroad, perhaps even when they do not hold a […]

Forced Tailgating

I hope that most drivers subscribe to the Two Second Rule under good driving conditions and increase the following distance when the situation is not ideal. It certainly makes sense to leave sufficient room between your vehicle […]

Rights & Duties of Cycle Operators

“Are there rules for riding bicycles?” a reader asks after narrowly missing a collision with a bicyclist. “They seem to ride wherever they feel like it. How is a driver supposed to know what bicycle riders are […]

Show Me the Radar / Laser Reading

“I want to see the radar / laser reading!” This was always a signal to me that the traffic stop was going to be a difficult one. The demand for a print out of the radar reading […]

Seller Beware!

Ever sold or bought a used car? Seller Beware! I have friends who sold a car and months later they received information that the car was in an impound lot. The purchaser had failed to register the […]

Licence Plates

Moving licence plates from one vehicle to another is not just a simple matter of being able to use a screwdriver. Many people run into trouble when they try to move their plates to a substitute vehicle […]

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