Glossary for Driving in BC

From Clicklaw Wikibooks
crosswalk
A place marked off on the street where people can cross.
impaired driver
Someone who is not able to drive safely because of alcohol or drugs, or being tired.
insurance claim
A written report made to an insurance company saying what happened and why you need money to cover damage to the vehicle and any injuries to yourself or others.
intersection
Where two or more roads cross.
merge
To join a line of traffic.
notarized
Signed by a public official who has the authority to say documents are accurate.
novice
Beginner.
passenger
Anyone in the car who is not the driver.
privilege
A special right or benefit.
full-privilege licence
A licence without the special rules that learners and novices have.
prohibited
Not allowed, not permitted.
valid driver’s licence
A licence that allows you to drive.
vehicle
Car, truck, motor bike, van—anything that drives on the road.
yield
In traffic, when you allow another car to go first.
This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by People's Law School, 2011.



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