So I decided to have a chat with a few police departments in the area after not being able to get consise info on a few things.
It may interest people to know that those people who just drive in the fast lane without ever changing lanes cannot be ticketed!
There is nothing in our MVA unlike other provinces, states, countries etc. which dictates that they must change into the right lane.
At the same time though there is nothing that says that you cannot go by someone in the "slow" lane, as it is read more in a way that you are simply driving faster than them in the right lane, not passing.
I know that this infuriates me, as it shows no consideration for others on the road. And is far more dangerous, and likely to cause an accident as someone tries to get by you.
I want to know what the rest of you think about this.
I also found out that if you do 40kmph under the speed limit on the freeway they can ticket you for going to slow, but it you do 39kmph under on the freeway they cannot touch you.
I think we should all ban together to have the MVA ammended. To get the traffic to flow properly in this damned provice and reduce accidents.
I think the easiest way for us to do this is for groups of bikes, cars, or anything else to drive on the freeway at the most inoppertune times, pacing each other on the freeway doing 39kmph UNDER the limit.
This could work if we had enough people to do this to EVERY FREEWAY leaving vancouver at the same time, this includes using the HOV lane.
The more days in a row that we do this, the more likely we are to get these things which we all here seem to desire added to the MVA. That way the police will be able to ticket those fast lane hogs who make everyone go around them as they do 10 etc under the limit while pacing someone in the slow lane.
By doing this we would create essentially grid lock going into vancouver and exiting vancouver, legally. If we do this until we get media coverage, and or a meeting with political parties to discuss wanted ammendments.
All the PD that I discussed these laws with have stated that they would LOVE to pull the people who plod along in the fast lane over and ticket them for it, but they cant.
So who would be interested in seeing these changes added?