Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Canadian Road Rules
Yes. OK... if you got this wrong, think about your driving habits. Of course you are required to wear a seatbelt, just like anywhere else! I believe that there are exceptions to the rule for very obese persons, or for very pregnant women, but don't quote me on it. As for occupations such as couriers and the like where people are getting in and out of vehicles all the time, they too are legally obliged to wear seatbelts. Not only can they be fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but also under the Worker's Compensation Board, for which I believe the fine is in the neighborhood of $5000.
Class 4. You would require a Class 4 Driver's License to operate the above vehicles. In the condition of operating an ambulance, an E.V.O.(Emergency Vehicle Operation) course is required.
Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week. Playground Zones are in effect from Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week. The posted speed limit in Playground Zones is 30 km/h. Speeding in a playground zone could get you fined $170-$230.
70 km/h unless otherwise posted.. While travelling outside of a municipality in British Columbia, the speed limit is 70 km/h unless otherwise posted. Here is where some whopping fines can be issued. 1-21 km/h over, $115; 21-37 km/h over, $173; 37-59 km/h over, $345; 60+ km/h over, $460.
Stop, and render any assistance possible.. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, you MUST stop at a motor vehicle accident if emergency services have not yet arrived. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but it is a good practice to stop, unless you are creating more of a danger by doing so. Also, failing to remain at the scene of an accident is illegal.
0.05 mg in 100 mL of blood.. In British Columbia, driving with a BAC of over 0.05 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood would warrant a 24-hour Roadside Suspension. Driving with over 0.08 mg in 100 mL of blood would warrant an Impaired Driving charge. Novice Drivers (Class 7) are not permitted to consume any alcohol and drive.
Class 1. In British Columbia, you would require a Class 1 Driver's License to operate a tractor-trailer unit. As most tractor trailer units are equipped with air brakes, you would also need an Air Brake Endorsement (Endorsement 15).
Class 5. A Class 5 British Columbia Driver's License is required to operate a passenger car or light truck in British Columbia. You may also operate under a class 7 license, which is a Novice Driver's License. Violating the class requirements in BC could get you fined for $115.
50 km/h unless otherwise posted.. The speed limit inside a municipality is 50 km/h unless otherwise indicated on a posted sign. Breaking this limit could net you a fine in the neighborhood of $115-$230 depending on precisely how fast you were travelling.
Any road designed for travel by the general public. According to the Motor Vehicle Act, a "Highway" is any road that is specifically designed for travel by the general motoring public.
Graduated Licensing Program. The Graduated Licensing Program, highly unpopular with young drivers, was implemented in 1998, to force new drivers to have more practice time before turning them loose behind the wheel. The purpose of the program is to give novice drivers more practice time behind the wheel, before awarding them a full privilage license.
About $260.00. Provided the examinations are passed on the first try, the total cost to obtain a Class 5 License is $260.00. This covers the Learner's Knowledge test, Learner's License Fee, Novice Road Test, Novice License Fee, Class 5 Road Test, and Class 5 License Fee. Isn't it outrageous?
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia governs the licensing of all drivers in British Columbia. I know most of you probably said the Motor Vehicle Branch, but check on your Interim Driver's Licenses, and on all the Safe Driving Manuals. You'll see ICBC's logo plainly printed on the front.
Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations. The Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations (MVA-R) govern the operation of all classes of motor vehicles on roadways, from motor scooters to big rigs.
Pull over and stop. If you see an emergency vehicle approaching your vehicle, you must pull over to the right and come to a complete stop. Not doing do may jeopardize yours and others safety, as well as net you a fine for "Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle". This rule is the same in most places.
Corrective lenses required. "Corrective Lenses Required" would be Restriction 21, while the other three would be examples of "endorsements".
None. No tint may be applied to a window in front of the driver's shoulders, unless that tinting is one way UV blocking tint. This includes side windows and the front windshield. The only exception is factory shading.
0.00 Blood Alcohol Content. Learner and Novice drivers are not permitted to consume any alcohol and operate a motor vehicle. This can even include certain cough syrups or even desserts with alcohol in them. There is a strict zero tolerance policy surrounding this.
Class 6. A Class 6 Driver's License is required to operate a motorcycle in BC. A Motorcycle Learner's License is a Class 8L License, and a Motorcycle Novice Driver's License is a Class 8 License.
When you are turning right. After coming to a complete stop and checking the intersection thoroughly for oncoming traffic, you may turn right on a red light. Coming to a complete stop is important, because traffic coming from your left has a green light and they are entitled to the right-of-way.
0.08 B.A.L.. This is the common limit for all drivers in Canada, not just in Ontario. However, you should be aware that you may still be charged with dangerous driving if a police officer determines you to be intoxicated, even if your B.A.L. is less than 0.08. This is difference between Driving Under the Influence, and Driving While Intoxicated. Not everyone has the same response to the same amount of alcohol. While one person may be very drunk with a B.A.L. of 0.04, another person may seem perfectly fine with a B.A.L of 0.10.
Under newer legislations, drivers are also suspended for having a B.A.L. over 0.05, but they do not receive the same punishments and legal ramifications as drivers who have a B.A.L. over 0.08.
Both of these may be correct. When all drivers at an intersection have a stop sign, the driver who came to a full stop first should be the one to proceed through the intersection first. In a case where two vehicles pulled up to the intersection at the same time, the right-of-way is yielded to the driver on the right.
|If there are no signs or posted speed limits, what is the speed limit on roads in built-up areas (cities, towns, villages) in Ontario?||Rules of the (Ontario) Road
50 km/h. 50 km/h is the speed limit if there is no other limit posted (on roads not in built-up areas, the allowed speed if there is no other posted is 80 km/h). Most residential areas in Ontario have a speed limit of 40 km/h, whereas the 400-series highways as well as other major highways, such as the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto, usually have a speed limit of 100 km/h. Personally, I have yet to encounter a built-up area that does not have a posted speed limit. Most major city streets are either 60 km/h or 80 km/h, at least where I drive!
|What is the main difference (in terms of conditions and restrictions) between having a G2 license and a full G license?||Rules of the (Ontario) Road
The amount of alcohol you may have in your system. G2 drivers have a lot more freedom than G1 drivers - they may drive on their own without another licensed driver, they may drive on the highway, and they may drive at any time, day or night (though there are some restrictions on night driving). The main restriction on G2 drivers is that, just like G1 drivers, they are not permitted to have any alcohol in their system - B.A.L. must be 0. There are also other conditions on G2 drivers. The other restrictions are newer and generally aren't considered as restricting as the alcohol one. These include having only one passenger under 19 years of age in the car, other than the driver, during the first six months of the G2 stage, and only three passengers under the age of 19 after the first six months (not including immediate family members).