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  • Can you speed to overtake?

    A question we get asked from time to time is: can you speed to overtake? Let’s say you’re stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle. You approach a passing lane, or you get to a long stretch of road you can see far ahead. Can you exceed the speed limit while passing the slow vehicle before moving back to t … Read more »

  • Can CVSE give speeding tickets?

    You might have seen them in your rear-view mirror, parked on the shoulder of the highway or even flying past with their lights flashing. They look like an ordinary RCMP vehicle, but on closer inspection, the letters on the side say, “CVSE”. It begs the question: are they cops? Can CVSE give speeding … Read more »

  • Speed Limit in School Zones during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As schools will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future, it is interesting to look at how that affects speed limits in school zones as well as playgrounds. Under Section 147(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, the speeding provision concerning school zones are only valid on a regular school day an … Read more »

  • ICBC novice driver probation

    If you are a novice driver and you have received a letter from ICBC stating that you are on driving probation you may be wondering what to do next. But what exactly is ICBC novice driver probation and what does it mean? All drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) –  that is, all holders of … Read more »

  • Successful necessity defence in speeding ticket dispute

    The defence of necessity is hard to prove in speeding ticket disputes. This is where a defendant argues they had no other option available to them than to exceed the speed limit. It’s difficult to prove, but not impossible. This blog will look at a successful application of the defence of necessity … Read more »