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Keep Right SignNo one likes a left lane blocker. These are the drivers who inhabit the left hand lane on multiple laned roadway and are oblivious to the traffic behind them that want to pass by. Clearly, they believe that if they are travelling at or close to the speed limit, there is no need for them to move over to the right hand lane for others.

If you are driving in the left hand lane and you are driving at a speed less than normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing, you must drive in the right hand lane if it is practical to do so. It is important to note that the words speed limit do not appear anywhere in the last sentence. If you are slower, move over. If you choose not to, you are at risk of being ticketed for failing to keep to the right unless it is unreasonable to do so.

There are two exemptions to this rule. The first allows you to move into the left lane to pass someone travelling slower than you are and the second allows you to use the left lane to prepare for a left turn at an intersection or into a driveway or private road. Preparation for the left turn will depend on the traffic volume at the time, but it is unlikely that a kilometer or more will be considered acceptable.

Left lane blockers increase the risk caused by aggressive drivers. The aggressive driver cares for no one but themselves and will try to get by using any means available. By refusing to move over, the left lane blocker contributes to unsafe lane changes and tailgating behaviour. A defensive driver will reduce the risk by giving right of way even when the law does not require them to.

References:

Driver on right - Section 150(2) MVA

Left Lane Blockers

There are a few problems with this article.
First No one likes left lane blocker. -This implies that your opinion is the opinion of the whole world and it is not. Hence it problably should say "People that want to speed and break the law do not like left lane blockers" Or "The author does like left lane blockers".

Second, They may not be oblivious to the traffic behind them, they may simply be doing the speed limit. Please remember that the speed limit is the maximum speed that a vehicle is to travel at, taking the road conditions into account. If they are doing the speed limit there is no reason for them to move over since anyone that wishes to pass them is committing a traffic offence.

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"If you are driving in the left hand lane and you are driving at a speed less than normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing, you must drive in the right hand lane if it is practical to do so. It is important to note that the words speed limit do not appear anywhere in the last sentence. If you are slower, move over. If you choose not to, you are at risk of being ticketed for failing to keep to the right unless it is unreasonable to do so."

This quote damages the acticle horribly, it mixes part of the traffic act with the authors mis-interpretation of the act. Clearly if a driver is driving below the speed limit and road conditions would allow other drivers to travel at the speed limit, the driver should move over to the right lane if it is safe to do so (as stated in the first line). The problem is the next sentence that states "speed limit do not appear..."
To me this implys that the author is stating that the speed limit does not apply to people in this lane, yet it is part of the act, hence why should they have to repeat it again. If you speed you are breaking the law, is this hard to understand. At this point where-ever the author states left lane blockers, it is unknow if the reference is to at the speed limit or below the speed limit drivers.
Another way of looking at it is - if a left lane blocker is blocking traffic then guess what, that driver has set the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing, hence to issue a ticket would be violation of the act.

Next paragaph is fine

Last paragraph is very bad since it now contradicts the second paragraph last lines "If you are slower, move over. If you choose not to, you are at risk of being ticketed for failing to keep to the right." keep in mind that slower had nothing to do with the speed limit, and the last line "A defensive driver will reduce the risk by giving right of way even when the law does not require them to.". So in one line it states you can be ticket for breaking the law by driving at the speed limit and the next states you were not breaking the law. Humm

As for aggressive drivers, we should not be helping them in any way shape or form, instead we need the police to treat them like any potential murder and hit them with every ticket they can.

A better reason to drive to the right has nothing to do with helping the criminals, it has to do with being one lane further away from traffic that is coming at you. Simple math, you are doing 100km/hr, they are doing 100km/hr in the opposite direction = 200km/hr head on collision. You do not walk away from the accident.

BT
 

Left lane blockers

Well written Terraformer!

You have covered everything I wanted to say.  I don't understand why speeders are being encouraged .  Sounds like I can bully left lane drivers too because if I'm behind them, they are suppose to move to the right lane.

MG

Left Lane Blockers

Bravo!  Finally, another sensible driver who fails to see the logic of allowing aggressive drivers to bully their way around the road.  It is not my fault that these people have no regard for the law, so how is it my fault that by obeying the law, I am in the wrong?  The only exception that I make, is when the road is clearly posted "Keep Right Except To Pass".  If the signage reads "Slower Traffic Keep Right", then the slow drivers who cannot, for whatever reason, maintain the MAXIMUM SPEED , should yield the left lane.  The left lane is not the "fast" lane.  It has the same MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT as any other lane.  I have not yet seen a sign posting a "SUGGESTED SPEED LIMIT".   If these drivers  feel they need to exceed the MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT, they can go around me.

My first reaction to reading

My first reaction to reading the first part of this article (before the comments) was "Oh, this makes it sound like it is OK to go whatever speed you want in the left-hand lane."

Thanks to the other comments for pointing out the holes and mistaken attitude of the writer.

I feel quite confident in going exactly at the common maximum speed, which is 10 K/hr. OVER the posted speed limit (my observation  driving on BC roads for 40 years). If the posted speed limit is 100k/hr, then the "common maximum speed" is 110.

If I am in the left lane, going at the maximum common speed and someone wants to pass me, well, they can jolly well pass on the right. I refuse to be bullied by the speeders!!!!

I will not be ticketed for doing this - I am within the "error allowance" of the police. Anyone tailgating too close should get the ticket.

 

 

 

Left lane blockers

Perhaps some of you aren't aware that the initial poster is correct. While you are driving in the left lane you are REQUIRED to move over if someone approaches you from behind. (This is assuming there is noone in the direct vicinity forward of you in the same lane) Failing to do so is a violation of section 150(1 or 2) and also if you are travelling too slow while blocking the passing lane you are also violating section 151(g) of the MVA. Also the reason the person behind you isn't passing on the right is because that is also ILLEGAL! (as per section 158(1) of the MVA)

Failing to do so will garnish you a ticket for failing to move over regardless if the other driver was speeding. Also failing to move over causes the person wishing to pass frustration which will result in unsafe passing on the right (section 158(1, and 2a(or b if it was off the roadway)) .

So do yourself and everyone else on the road a favor and DRIVE in the right lane, PASS in the left lane like the LAW says you should. We don't care what you think is right or if you disagree with people speeding.  Everyone that speeds knows the law and accepts the ticket. By breaking it yourself, you only endanger the drivers around you and cause others more frustration with your stupidity and/or ignorance of the laws.

Each and every speeding ticket I have received (3) I have also caused the person that was in front of me to receive a ticket for those offenses (which was more than my speeding ticket). I testified in court the exact scenario that occured and he slapped me with $167 and the other driver with over $400 worth of tickets.

So go ahead and drive in your left lane, you will get run off the road by aggressive drivers and ticketed if you get near me while I'm getting one. I've got lots of money and little care for ignorant fools such as you breaking the law trying to inconvenience me.

Have a nice day!

Left Lane blockers/John Denver, rich

I don't think you are telling the trugh here.  How can you cause other driver get ticket?????

 

Left Lane Blockers

Too funny, John.

Tail Gating is illegal

I agree, the act is very ambiguous. What is considered "normal".  Like the initial poster wrote, someone could be in the left lane and driving the maximum speed limit and some yahoo behind him who is speeding (as is everyone else) must move over to the right? I kinda find that hard to believe. I for one believe that if someone ever gets a ticket for not driving the "normal" speed of traffic will have the ticket thrown out. I believe "normal" means not exceeding the posted speed limit. In any event, "normal" must be clearly defined with the act. 

I do think John Denver is off cue. How often does a peace officer ticket more than once person? He usually tickets one person, the person who will be tailgaiting. You can drive in the left lane. The act makes no mention that you cannot. And the driver behind you must not tailgate you. The driver in front who is to go to the right lane must do so in a safe manner. For a driver to tailgate is by definition an aggressive driver. Tailgating is illegal and it is dangerous. The tone of John clearly indicates that he is a very aggressive individual. People like him should not have a driver's license, in my opinion. 

Below is the act for those who are unclear of all the numbers John has been throwing around:

 

Driver on right
150  (1) The driver of a vehicle must confine the course of the vehicle to the right hand half of the roadway if the roadway is of sufficient width and it is practicable to do so, except
 
(a) when overtaking and passing a vehicle proceeding in the same direction,
 
(b) when the right hand half of the roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair,
 
(c) on a highway designated and marked by signs for one way traffic,
 
(d) if necessary when operating snow removing equipment, or
 
(e) if
 
(i)  the movement of a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, is permitted by and is done in conformity with the terms of the oversize permit issued under the Commercial Transport Act, and
 
(ii)  the width of a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, or the width of a load on the vehicle makes the operation of the vehicle or combination of vehicles on the right hand half of the roadway unsafe.
 
(2) The driver of a vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing must drive the vehicle in the right hand lane then available for traffic, or as closely as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing a vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or when preparing for a left hand turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
 
(3) The driver of a vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island must drive the vehicle to the right of the island.
 
Driving on laned roadway
151  A driver who is driving a vehicle on a laned roadway
 
(a) must not drive it from one lane to another when a broken line only exists between the lanes, unless the driver has ascertained that movement can be made with safety and will in no way affect the travel of another vehicle,
 
(b) must not drive it from one lane to another if that action necessitates crossing a solid line,
 
(c) must not drive it from one lane to another without first signalling his or her intention to do so by hand and arm or approved mechanical device in the manner prescribed by sections 171 and 172,
 
(d) when approaching an intersection intending to turn left must drive the vehicle in the centre lane or in the lane nearest the centre of the roadway on the right hand half of the highway,
 
(e) when approaching an intersection intending to turn right must drive the vehicle in the lane nearest to the right hand side of the roadway,
 
(f) must not pass a vehicle on the left if that action necessitates driving on that part of the highway designated for travel in the opposite direction, and
 
(g) if a traffic control device directs slow moving traffic to use a designated lane, must when driving slowly drive the vehicle in that lane 

Well put, John Denver, rich

Well put, John Denver, rich man with a total disregard for other drivers.

"...trying to inconvenience me. "

"...you will get run off the road..."

People with your "I'm superior to you" attitude take the pleasure out of driving.

Look, we all want to get to our destinations safely; lets cooperate on the roads.

 

Left Lane blockers

When the Laurentian Autoroute, from Montreal to Ste Jerome first opened, there were many left lane blockers. It wasn't long before the police had mounted in their rear window, a big flashing arrow (pointing right, natch), with the illuminated text "Keep Right".  They'd turn on their roof lights, the driver in front would pull to the right, the police car would move in front of the driver, matching his/her speed, then turn on the flashing arrow for a few seconds, then accelerate away. Quick and effective. They hardly ever had to pull someone over.

Left Lane blockers/John Denver, rich

I am so stunned reading how John Denver has no regards to good drivers who's trying to fololow the law and discourage speeders/dangerous drivers.  I may have seen this guy on "instant karma" videos on you tube:).  If not, I hope to see this guy crashing one day. 

Don't show off or else, you could become a victim!  

We need to gangup against these aggressive drivers.  At lease take the plate number and call police to report.  Once I have followed the bad driver while on phone with police and followed until he was caught:)  This is what we all need to do but stay safe!

To my understanding from following Article:

(2) The driver of a vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing must drive the vehicle in the right hand lane then available for traffic, or as closely as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing a vehicle proceeding in the same direction, or when preparing for a left hand turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.

I can stay on left if I keep up my speed.  "Slower vehicle, keep right" does not mean you come behind me at 200 km/h and expect me to move to right?  How would it make sense that I am forcing people pass me from right lane endangering other drivers?  Why would some one drive at excessive speed and I amd the one endangering other driver???  

The law have no regards to the aggresive drivers!

"Have a nice day"

 

The law have no regards to the aggressive drivers?

The law is clear, and MVA Section 162(1) pretty much unequivocal.  Following too closely is rude, dangerous, illegal, and one of the most frequent triggers of road rage or fear in those being tailgated.

Furthermore, the commonest type of motor vehicle crash is a 2-car collision, and by far the most frequent type of 2-car collision is the rear-ender*; typically caused by failing to comply with Section 162(1) with distracted driving often being an additional factor.

* Should you doubt this, visit a wrecking yard and look at the damage.

Don't expect this to change any time soon though, if you're relying on the police to enforce the law in accordance with collision risk; only one half of one per cent of tickets issued are under this section of the Motor Vehicle Act.  (You could say that enforcing this law is not high on their radar, but that would be an awful pun ... )

How would it make sense that I am forcing people pass me from right lane endangering other drivers?

I sure hope you're not asking this seriously?  Forcing other drivers to pass on the right - due to you camping out in the left lane - and regardless of how fast you're going - means that they will need to slow considerably, inject themselves into the right lane, ease by you at the speed of traffic in that slower lane, and then switch lanes again to continue.  That's two lane changes that they wouldn't have made if you weren't in their way, as well as deceleration and acceleration, probably accompanied by close space margins that vastly increase the chance of collision.  Of course your self-righteous behaviour is endangering other drivers, for pity's sake!

Truck drivers refer to the left side of their vehicle as their 'sight side' and the right side of their vehicle as their 'blind side', and for a very good reason.  Passing on the right is much more dangerous than passing on the left, even if it's just the 4-wheelers involved.

And if it's your perception that these other drivers are coming up on you at 200 km/h, then maybe you should check that rear view mirror more frequently than every half hour ...

Look, driving is a social activity, and we have to work with each other in a calm and mature manner so that we can all get where we're going and have a nice day.  I don't like being tail-gated, particularly when the 'fast' lane is jam packed ahead of me and some fool is trying to push past one of us after another - that's just asinine, selfish, rude, illegal, and ultimately pointless unless getting there 5 seconds earlier is somehow essential to their well being (it isn't, I'm certain).  So if some twit gets too close behind me in that type of high volume traffic, I just ease gently off the throttle until I've increased my following distance enough to compensate for the lack of space behind me.  But I won't ever stay in the left lane if I'm not passing anyone, that's just plain stupid.  And these days, when signs have been erected directing that slower drivers should keep right, or that the left lane is for passing, or like that, then it's no hardship to move over!  

Besides, I would much rather some impatient fool goes ahead to find out where the cops are hiding, eh?

 

due to you camping out in the left lane?

How am I camping out in the left lane while I am driving 10 km above the limit?  Are you one of the those speeders too?

The law says "The driver of a vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic...."

I don't have to move over unless I have plenty of room on left lane.  NOT the size of room you speeders think of.

If the traffic is jam packed ahead of you but moving faster than the left lane, then every one would like to be on left of course?  Why would I move to right when I know that lane is not moving well.  You have seen both lanes packed and there is no exit on left (highways) and people always wants to merge to the faster moving lane.  And that is normal.  It is just a courtesy not the law.  If you think the speeders speed no matter whether they pass you from left or right?  Then you and the law are partly responsible for the death caused by the speeder's head on collusion???  Okay, think about this, If i am in the bar drinking so much so that I can't control myself and forget about driving.  Would you allow if you were bar tender?  Why not?  If that can cause accident and death, what about speeding driver's? 

We have more accidents caused by the speeders than the left lane drivers.  I might agree with your saying at the end but the thing is most of us know where they usually are and nothing stops them and you probably read John Denver's comments.  There are lot of driver's with lot of money with no regards to "left lane blockers".  

You are partly supporting people like Joh Denver.

All the problem comes from speeding.  If ther is no need/can't speed, we wouldn't have any issues. You want to call left lane drivers "left lane blockers" just because you want to speed.  The title itself is misleading to me.  And more over your statement "due to you camping out in the left lane"??  

If the law doesn't prevent people being able to drive in excessive speed, I am sure a good lawyer could challenge the BC law and sue for compensation for any speeding causing deaths soon.

 

Mani

Tales of two eras, or perhaps errors

When this thread started in April 2008, the new Motor Vehicle Act section that addresses left lane "blocking" did not exist.

Prior to this year, when there were no signs instructing where slow traffic must drive, we had to rely on a section that described a person driving "at so slow a speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic"

The new section tell us that on a laned roadway, where the speed limit is at least 80 KPH a driver of a vehicle in the leftmost lane must exit the lane on the approach of another vehicle in that lane, if safe to do so.  The exceptions are when the vehicle is passing another vehicle, allowing traffic to merge, preparing for a left turn or passing an "official" vehicle stopped on the side of the roadway.

It was concerning to read the remarks of Terraformer, who felt by moving out of the left lane they were "helping" speeders to speed.

Further concerning was ManiG and Paul praising Terraformer's thoughts.

I ask Terraformer, do you really think that two wrongs make a right ?

My goal in driving a vehicle along a roadway is to get from A to B efficiently and safely. 

It is my duty to obey the laws as they apply to the vehicle I am operating, not to police others by taking an action to try to prevent them from violating a law that I percieve they are disobeying.

My5cents - yes, it is your

My5cents - yes, it is your duty to obey the laws as they apply, as well as everyone else's. This includes the laws regarding speeding, aggressive driving, unsafe driving, seat betls, distracted driving, etc. However, not all drivers subscribe to this philosophy. We all know that there are no perfect drivers, everyone breaks the law at one point or another. That is a choice that the driver makes. No law or act will change this. My main issue with this "new" law, is that it caters to those who choose to disregard the law and threaten the safety of those other drivers on the road. There should not be one law for the majority and another for a select group, no matter what the circumstances.

I am not sure where you drive, but here in B.C., there have been signs advising slower traffic to move over since I started driving.

It makes me wonder where you actually stand on this issue, when you single out myself and Manig, and yet the comments of persons such as John Denver, go unmentioned.

Old law, new law

ManiG, points out that "the law says.... the driver of a vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic".

He is quite right, not exactly the wording but the gist is there.

However, oh yes, there's always an "however", he is describing Sec 145 of the MVA that applies  to extremely slow moving vehicles, blocking the normal flow.

Recently the Province of BC has enacted Sec 151.1, which tell us that if we are travelling on a laned roadway in the left most lane where the speed limit is 80 km/h or more, on the approach of a vehicle, we must exit the lane.

No mention of speed high low or otherwise. 

Travelling in the left most lane, doing 10 km/h over the posted limit would not excuse you from obeying this section.

Prior to the enacting of Sec 151.1, we really didn't have a proper law that governed remaining in the left lane, when signs were not erected telling traffic to "keep right except to pass"

I am reminded of George Carlin's immortal words ...

... "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"

Thanks for your reply, Mani; I'll do my best to respond.

How am I camping out in the left lane while I am driving 10 km above the limit?  Are you one of the those speeders too?

This would be dependent on traffic flow.  Firstly, thank you for admitting that you're a speeder.  Sounds like you're one of those speeders who chooses an arbitrary number (i.e. 10 km above the legal limit) that you have decided is appropriate for yourself and - apparently - everyone behind you.

This is pretty common, basically it's a decision to break the law with minimum risk of being pulled over, while getting where you're going sooner (hopefully) than if you obeyed the rules.

Me, I'm a driver who does his best to drive with maximum space around me at all times, particularly when traffic volume is heavy; this has nothing to do with the posted limit, but everything to do with safety.  Simply put, a collision cannot take place unless two or more objects try to occupy the same place at the same time; so the greater the space cushion around your vehicle, the lower the risk of collision.

Space cushion driving certainly isn't my idea - it was developed years ago by a leading traffic analyst by the name of Harold Smith, and many decades after it's origin, the Smith System remains the most advanced and effective Defensive Driving concept in the world.  It is taught mostly to professionals, including Greyhound Bus drivers (who log an amazing number of hours/kilometers on the roads with collisions a rarity) and RCMP drivers (who also log an amazing number of hours/kilometers on the roads, but I have yet to see any statistics released on their crash rates, although my friend Bob Beaudoin - RCMP Traffic Sergeant in North Vancouver for many years, and also chief instructor for their Motorcycle Division in Chilliwack - advised me that they were unacceptably high).

The law says "The driver of a vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed of traffic...."

 

Yup, that's what MVA Section 145 says, basically.  The difficulty is how one decides what 'normal' is!  But I can give you a hint on that - it's what the traffic all around you is doing, not what you think it should be.

If the traffic is jam packed ahead of you but moving faster than the left lane, then every one would like to be on left of course?  Why would I move to right when I know that lane is not moving well.  You have seen both lanes packed and there is no exit on left (highways) and people always wants to merge to the faster moving lane.  And that is normal.  It is just a courtesy not the law.  If you think the speeders speed no matter whether they pass you from left or right?  Then you and the law are partly responsible for the death caused by the speeder's head on collusion???  Okay, think about this, If i am in the bar drinking so much so that I can't control myself and forget about driving.  Would you allow if you were bar tender?  Why not?  If that can cause accident and death, what about speeding driver's? 

I'm sorry, but I'm not following your logic, here.  We're not discussing impaired driving, and I am unable to understand the reference to head on collision (or collusion) in respect to the highway situations (where there are normally barriers or medians between opposing traffic).

I'm also going to go on record (another unfortunate pun, sorry about that) as being no particular fan of John Denver, or his namesake in this discussion.

All the problem comes from speeding.

No, sir.  Speed, in and of itself, isn't actually dangerous.  Cops, paramedics, fire truck drivers, race drivers, high speed train drivers, pilots, spacemen - well, you get the idea of what I'm saying here - they all travel at high (and often 'illegal' when it comes to the first three) rates of speed on a frequent basis.  To say that speeding is 'all the problem' is absurd; though obviously, if all the vehicles in the world remained stationary, then collisions would cease.  Not going to happen.

You want to call left lane drivers "left lane blockers" just because you want to speed.

Bullshit.  And that's putting it mildly - see all of my previous remarks.

From interest, has anybody else out there noticed these previously mentioned dangerous drivers rocketing along at '200 km/h'?  Because I can only recall being passed by maybe one or two of those in 44 years behind the wheel.

 

 

 

Paul wants to know where I stand and drive

I though my position was pretty clear.

It is that I am responsible for my vehicle and it's operation.  It is NOT my responsibility to block or impede another vehicle because I feel they are or want to break the law.

(the old: "if I exit the passing lane I'm helping someone speed")

As for who I was critcal of in their comments.  I felt that John Denver supported the same position I did and you for example felt it was "sensible" to not allow "a driver to bully their way around the road".

My rationale being that if a driver is acting aggressively, I would much rather that that driver/vehicle was ahead of me instead of behind, or beside me as he/she passed aggressively, annoyed that I tried to block them.

Yes, the other vehicle should do this, or shouldn't do that, but my responsibility is to my vehicle, not their's.

You stated that:  "this new law caters to speeders and threatens those other drivers on the road"

For starters the law doesn't even address the speeds of any of the vehicle involved in travelling in the extreme left lane. 

For argument sake lets say that yes, the vehicle approaching is exceeding the speed limit.

Your solution is to repeal the left lane blocking law and travel in the extreme left lane at whatever speed you have chosen and police the speed of other vehicles ?

By doing this, this will increase the safety on the road ?

Oh, and I drive in BC, in the Okanagan.

 

Well, this seems to be one of

Well, this seems to be one of those occasions that, when all opinions are stated, that even though all involved think that their logic is sound, no agreement will be reached. So be it. Just as some drivers choose to speed above the posted maximum, or choose to operate dangerously and aggressively, or choose to operate while impaired, or choose to drive distracted, or choose to not wear their seatbelt, I choose to drive in the left lane at the maximum posted speed.  Because this is my choice, and obviously, no outside influence is going to change my decision, I will live with the consequences of that decision.

I guess the question is, do you have the right.

I, and likely the courts and DriveSafeBC, don't see "the choice" of disobeying a traffic laws as some form of a right.  Even if you are willing to live with the penalty.

Even if a person is willing to "live" with the consequences of the decision to disobey a traffic law, they have no "right" to disobey same and if such infractions are detected and enforce by the police frequently enough, eventually you will discover you don't have a "right" to drive, you have (sorry) HAD the privilege to drive.

Perhaps if you feel strongly, that disobeying Sec 151.1 is your way of making roads safer.  When you get pulled over and issued the ticket (worth $167 and 3 points), tell the police officer why you are driving in the left most lane contrary to Sec 151.1 and that you intend to continue to do so no matter what the police do or say.

He might be kind enough to send your sentiments to DriveSafeBC for their review.

What is it with our society that so many think they can pick and choose which laws they should obey.

When drivers must not use leftmost lane

A quick question for our esteemed site host: is there any data yet on the number of tickets that have been issued under Section 151.1?

I Haven't Asked

I will likely need to wait until some time in 2016 to get a look at the ticket totals written in 2015. In the meantime, I can ask about partial results and let you know what I get.

I think Paul is right, Paul, so do I

I have checked the Greyhound crash statistics, ICBC crash statistics, I have driven all over Canada except in Quebec.  Everyone driving not only in Greater Vancouver knows there are plenty of highways with no median or divider.  I do what I do not being stupid enough to try to keep lots of spaces around you especially in Vancouver and have driver behind me honk or jump infront of me.  Driving has lots of common sense to use which I don't see on many drivers.  But how ever, I don't agree with the "competent driver" that I have to let the speeder pass just because the one violating the law coming on over speed and have to be squeezed in between the slower drivers on the right and speed up again????????  I am causing inconvenience to the speeders:)  Wow.....!!!

 

Every one, please check to verify the speed causing crashes are the highest.  Please any one do not compare driving on road with fighter jets, missiles or bullets!

 

I am done with this topic.

Such an easy concept that

Such an easy concept that draws so much contraversy, KRETP. Drivers want to act like they are upholding the law by not allowing speeders past them in the left lane. Your supposed to drive in the right lane, so if your paying attention and catching a slower driver and see a speeder coming in the left lane, why do you feel compeled to slow them down rather than let them by first and then pass? #1 your not an officer and can't ticket them, #2 pulling to the left lane to slow them down as you pass slowly only serves to make that speeder mad and more agressive, so now you are compounding the danger, and once that speeder gets by you now, not only have you enraged them they will almost cetainly go even faster than they were originally. You could actually be contibuting to cause a crash when you think you are doing the opposit. Let them speed pass and then pass the vehicle in front of you. with any luck there could be radar ahead and they will get caught, then you can have your satisfaction and not risk being part of what caused a crash.

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