BC's New Rule of the Road – Keeping Left is Not Always Right
A recent review by The Rural Highway Safety and Speed review found that there was significant public concern with slow drivers travelling in the left one on high-speed highways. This led to driver frustration and aggressive driving behaviours.
March 2015 – Legislation was announced for the new Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2015
Drivers are now to travel only in the right lane, unless they are:
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle
- Moving left to allow traffic to merge
- Preparing for a left hand turn
- Moving left to pass an official vehicle displaying a flashing light
- If the right lane is considered unsafe
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone says “Drivers who won’t move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes. This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left lane, and when, promoting safety on our highways.”
For more information, visit British Columbia – Newsroom: New rule of the road: Keeping left is not always right
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