REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum

Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Police Forum

Police Forum Police Head Mod: Skidmark
Questions & info about the Motor Vehicle Act. Mature discussion only.

Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
Retired Traffic Cop
skidmark's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Nanoose Bay, BC
Posts: 9,023
Thanked 115 Times in 66 Posts
DriveSmartBC - Yielding to a Bus

The other day I was following a bus. He put on his four way flashers and pulled completely off the road into a bus stop, so I proceeded to pass. When I was beside the bus, he pulled out and I had to swerve to avoid a collision. They do have a yield sign on the back of the bus, but don't they have to re-enter traffic just like anyone else on the road?

On any road in British Columbia where the speed limit is 60 km/h or slower, you must yield to a bus that is displaying the prescribed yield sign and is signalling that it wants to move out of the curb lane or bus stop.

That said, the driver of the bus must not move onto the travelled portion of the roadway unless that movement can be made in safety. There are two rules in the Motor Vehicle Act requiring this, one specifically for a bus such as this one and one for all traffic in general. The bus must be granted right of way and the driver was wrong to force it.

It is also possible that the driver failed to identify you as a hazard, either because he did not look or looked but did not see. In your case this was a single laned roadway and you had no option but to pass by carefully. Had it have been a multiple laned roadway, you might consider that something like this could occur and move to the left lane before passing the bus.

Reference Links
Have you ever met anyone that would admit to being less than a better than average driver ??

Learn more at DriveSmartBC
skidmark is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
Orgasm Donor & Alatar owned my ass twice!
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 16,341
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,301 Posts
i got in an accident earlier this year because of a similar the end icbc determined the bus driver to be at fault.

My BST Feedback
twitchyzero is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 05:15 AM   #3 has a homepage?!
moomooCow's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,227
Thanked 153 Times in 52 Posts
I have no problem yielding to buses if they signal and THEN come out, but I absolutely can't stand those self righteous bus drivers who pull out and signal at the same time and then have the audacity to lay on the horn because you didn't want to slam on your brakes for them.

Last edited by skidmark; 12-20-2010 at 09:09 PM. Reason: language
moomooCow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
I subscribe to Revscene
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Victoria
Posts: 1,977
Thanked 185 Times in 129 Posts
Good post skidmark, thank you.

If drivers would all adhere to the basic principles of signalling, we'd all be better off.
Consider reading the research before commenting on photo enforcement:

Support Road safety through education, not speed enforcement.
sebberry is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-23-2010, 12:00 PM   #5
Ready to be Man handled by RS!
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: 555
Posts: 84
Thanked 30 Times in 12 Posts

Last edited by ziegs2020; 12-25-2010 at 01:51 PM.
ziegs2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #6
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
kouki_monster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 175
Thanked 139 Times in 26 Posts
Bus's that are on route when I drive to / back from school do this all the time.. suddenly jump out when I pass them when they have both lights flashing and not signalling to the left. Scares the crap out of me

They should make it so bus's can't turn the wheel to the left to reenter the lane until the left turn signal light has been on for like 5 secs =_=
kouki_monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
Rs has made me the man i am today!
nns's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,101
Thanked 1,747 Times in 533 Posts
^This would impair their ability to react and respond in critical situations.
nns is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of