I don't have a bike yet, but I've been reading for months now and plan on taking the Action course in February so I can start riding next season.
Introductions aside, I was driving to Burnaby from Langley today on Highway 1, trying desperatly to enjoy my 50 minute commute for a meager 65km trip. As I slowly creeped toward the Port Mann to freedom on the other side, I noticed that the shoulder on my left-hand side could easily fit a bike with lots of room to spare.
Now, I understand that would likelybe much more dangerous than just sitting in traffic, and you'd more than likely end up passing the popo really quickly. How much could someone expect to pay if they were caught on the shoulder, and how many points would you get for a ticket like that, if any? Also, if some frustrated cager gets your plate and reports you driving on the shoulder, can anything actually be done to you?
I actually don't think I'd lane split/ride on the shoulder, but I'm just wondering what would happen. Not sure of the exact legalities. Sorry if it's a repost; I did a quick search and nothing came up.
Thanks a ton.