Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , , .
Interest: I hike it cause I like it.
Quite often I can move along nicely in the far right lane of hwy 1 through Burnaby while there's slower traffic in the middle lane of the three non-HOV lanes. I can understand why truckers like to stay there as they don't have to deal with on and off ramp traffic, but more nimble vehicles just aren't using the hwy space wisely.
According to the section you posted, and specifically: "a vehicle must confine the course of the vehicle to the right hand half of the roadway", if we're including the HOV lane in that statement, people are OK to stay in the middle lane of the non-HOV lanes (ie. the second lane from the right) because the 'right hand half of the roadway' would include either of the two right lanes.
Do we have a law against passing on the right? I have a hard time with all that open space on the right that slower vehicles aren't using.