DriveSmart BC

DriveSmart BC – Penalty Points

“I’ll pay the fine, I just don’t want the points.” This is not an uncommon desire expressed by drivers prior to a traffic court hearing when asked how they want to proceed. If the violation ticket was issued with the…


DriveSmart BC – …Must Not Stop…

I had an interesting conversation with @itsjim84 on Twitter this morning about the case law article I posted this week on driving over painted traffic islands. He observed that in the case of a left turn queue that had extended…




DriveSmart BC – Thanksgiving

In general, traffic enforcement is a solitary effort for police outside of the province’s municipalities. I’ve often wondered just how close I have come to something bad happening in a traffic stop while I was a long way away from…


DriveSmart BC – Resistance To Roundabouts

Change is good, that is unless the town wants to upgrade a busy T intersection with a roundabout rather than installing traffic lights. This is the situation in Qualicum Beach where the town has announced that it intends to rebuild…


DriveSmart BC – Pet Peeves Ahead!

Everyone has a pet peeve related to driving, right? I know what mine are, but I was curious about what others might say if I asked, so I did. My faithful weekly newsletter readers responded without hesitation and I want…