Oceanside Community Safety patrollers and Block Watch participants remind you to help lock out auto crime.
I am often asked to tell the motoring public that it is illegal to change lanes in an intersection. I cannot do this, because there is no specific rule prohibiting this driving action in B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act. However, a defensive driver will choose not to do this, even if it is legal.
The Rules About Changing Lanes
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 202 complaints.
Oceanside Community Safety's Mike Garland speaks with The Lounge FM's Bill Dean discussing our Keeping in Touch and Block Watch programs.
A man I observed in a parking lot started me thinking about how little care we sometimes take for our own safety when we are pedestrians. I was preparing to back out of my parking spot and had put my truck in reverse, then did a scan to the rear before I started letting up on the clutch. A male crossing behind me did not slow or even bother to look to see what my intentions were.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 218 complaints.
Parking, stopping or standing, what's the difference and why is it important to you as a driver? Recognizing these road signs and knowing what is allowed and what isn't with regard to these three situations can mean the difference between your convenience and being ticketed and towed for ignoring or mistaking them.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 187 complaints.
"Are you allowed to drive with both headlights and driving lights on at the same time?" asks a reader. The question was prompted by this person's complaint of being blinded by the lights of many of today's vehicles. These vehicles display two headlights and two of what many people assume to be driving lights.
Fed up with scammers? Here's a short YouTube video that shows you how to take some simple steps to make life difficult for them yourself. You don't need to have extensive computer skills to follow the simple steps shown in the video.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 224 complaints.