Keep right is the law in B.C.
Letter writer Rupi Mittal has it wrong about traffic and lanes and it’s ill-informed attitudes like his that cause road rage and problems on our highways.
Effective June 2015, B.C. motorists are required by law to keep right and let others pass when travelling on highways with two or more lanes in the same direction with a posted speed limit of 80 km/h or greater.
Driving in the left lane is only permitted under specific conditions. Travelling the posted speed limit isn’t one of the conditions that allows a driver to stay in the left lane and impede traffic. Drivers failing to keep right can be fined $167 and get three demerit points.
People should make sure they know what they talking about before educating others with incorrect information. And as a common courtesy that used to be taught to all drivers, slower traffic should keep right to let others pass, regardless of the speed posted or being travelled. Perry Coleman, Delta