Keep right is the law in B.C.

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

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

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