Rules for Driving in BC
1. Turn signals will give away your next move. A real
BC driver never uses them.
2. Under no circumstance should you leave a safe
distance between you and the car in front of you, or
the space will be filled in by somebody else, putting
you in an even more dangerous situation.
3. The faster you drive through a red light, the
smaller the chance you have of getting hit.
4. Never, ever come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
No one expects it and it will result in you being
5. Never get in the way of an older car that needs
extensive bodywork, especially someone from Surrey.
With no-fault insurance the other guy doesn't have
anything to lose.
6. Braking is to be done as hard and late as possible
to ensure that your ABS kicks in, giving a nice,
relaxing foot massage as the brake pedal pulsates. For
those of you without ABS, it's a chance to stretch
7. Never pass on the left when you can pass on the
right. It's a good way to prepare people entering the
8. Speed limits are arbitrary figures, given only as a
suggestion and are apparently not enforceable in BC
during rush hour.
9. Just because you're in the left lane and have no
room to speed up or move over doesn't mean that a BC
driver flashing his high beams behind you doesn't
think he can go faster in your spot.
10. Always slow down and rubberneck when you see an
accident or even someone changing a tire. This is seen
as a sign of respect for the victim.
11. Learn to swerve abruptly. BC is the home of
high-speed slalom driving like Highway 16, thanks to
the Highways Department, which puts pot-holes in key
locations to test drivers' reflexes and keep them
12. It is traditional in BC to honk your horn at cars
that don't move the instant the light turns green.
13. Remember that the goal of every BC driver is to
get there first by whatever means necessary.
14. In BC, 'flipping someone the bird' is considered a
polite salute. This gesture should always be returned.