Thank you BCAA - Tips from your local Cloverdale Real Estate Specialists
Blog by Bettina Reid | November 14th, 2016
Never have I been more thankful we have a BCAA membership. My poor husband was on his way home tonight and blew a tire in the middle of rush hour traffic. He's never had a tire go flat so fast and thankfully he was able to get over 3 lanes of traffic to the very narrow shoulder to pull over.
It took a while for BCAA to get there, but finally the driver arrived and we have a new appreciation for tow truck drivers and the risk they take for people. When he changed the tire with the donut, cars continued to proceed in the lane next to him without slowing down or moving over. It was for this reason before the tow truck came that my husband decided to climb out of the car and climb over the cement barrier for fear of someone hitting the car with him in it.
It is the law people...."On January 1, 2015 the previous 'Slow Down and Move Over' law was amended to require motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, for ALL vehicles stopped alongside the road, which have flashing red, blue or yellow lights. ... On undivided highways, this applies to motorists approaching the parked vehicle from either direction." I pulled this directly from the RCMP website to read more visit the following link: RCMP
I hope you will think twice next time you see a car pulled over on the side of the road.