Intersections

Information related to intersections.

CASE LAW - Knight v Li

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Knight v Li examines a collision at the intersection of 41 Avenue and Angus Drive in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Knight, with a BAC of 168 mg%, was traveling southbound on Angus Drive. Mr. Li was traveling eastbound on 41 Avenue in the curb lane. The two collided within the intersection with the front of Mr. Li's vehicle striking Mr.

READING - IIHS Status Report, February 1, 2011

IIHS LogoThis is a special issue devoted to the subject of red light running. This issue's cover explains that red light runners think that they have been hit by a scheme to take their money. However, red light running kills people and red light cameras reduce side impact collisions, thus saving lives.

CASE LAW - R. v Weighill

BC Courts Coat of ArmsA motorcycle rider decides to try and beat the yellow light and pulls out to pass other traffic that is stopping for the yellow reaching an estimated speed of 130 to 140 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. The driver of an oncoming car, observing traffic stopping, begins to turn left.

Don't Block the Intersection

Blocked IntersectionThis reader's suggestion came in the form of a rant. He was upset at drivers who were stuck in the intersection when the light turns red because traffic on the other side of the intersection was already stopped, leaving no room to exit. Blocking traffic on the cross street was ignorant and those drivers needed to take a look at how they disregard the rules of the road.

READING - IIHS Status Report November 3 2010

IIHS LogoThis issue of the Status Report looks at the quality of aftermarket replacement bumpers used in collision repair, how roundabouts are replacing traffic lights in Carmel, Indiana and a reminder of the special safety considerations for drivers of 15 passenger vans.

CASE LAW - Nonis v Granata

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis case determines liability following a collision that took place between vehicles driven by Claudio Nonis and Stefano Granata at the intersection of Hastings Street and Madison Avenue in Vancouver, B.C.

Mr. Granata was traveling on Hastings Street approaching Madison Avenue and facing a flashing green traffic signal.

CASE LAW - Rothenbusch v Van Boeyen

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMany drivers would never consider that they might have a duty to yield to a vehicle at a stop sign and let them enter the highway. This case involves assigning liability after a collision that took place at a "T" intersection.

RESOURCE - Everything You Wanted to Know About Intersections and More

FHWA LogoResources included in this library represent a broad cross section of publications, educational materials and other media published by the Federal Highway Administration and other transportation safety partners. You can search by keyword, browse by title, browse by author, or browse by topic.

Q&A - Multiple Traffic Controls

Q&A ImageRecently I have been given a ticket for not stopping on a stop sign at an intersection equipped with a pedestrian controlled light while it was green. I live in Vancouver and could say that such intersections exist everywhere and almost every driver in the city is aware of the problem.

VIDEO - ICBC Video Tips: Intersection Safety

ICBC LogoIntersections are dangerous places, especially for pedestrians. Running red lights is one of the main causes of crashes in intersections—and incidents involving pedestrians. In this month's driving tip, an RCMP Corporal shares how B.C.'s 140 new cameras will help make our intersections safer.

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