After I’ve ran into this issue a few times over my drives between Terrace and Prince Rupert, I would just like to let people know a little known fact about highway driving. It seems little known since I see a lot of people do it. And don’t be shy and share with your friends…
When a car is overtaking you, yes you; the car going at 80 in a curve and 100 in the straight lines and 110 when being overtaken (or any other drivers); it is distastefully, dangerously and completely illegal to ACCELERATE while being overtaken. I’ve even had instances where I was passing a “slow” (80km/h) car at the very start of broken lines, that car would accelerate to the point where I had to floor it completely and merge ASAP way past the solid line so I wouldn’t get close to crash into incoming traffic. That one time a G4S truck held me in the incoming lane and wouldn’t let me pass safely until I had to go to what I would call an unsafe speed… Next time I’m taking plates # and calling the cops. I’ve pretty much had it.
"Duty when overtaking
157 (1) Except as provided in section 158, the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle
(a) must cause the vehicle to pass to the left of the other vehicle at a safe distance, and
(b) must not cause or permit the vehicle to return to the right side of the highway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
(2) Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, a driver of an overtaken vehicle,
(a) on hearing an audible signal given by the driver of the overtaking vehicle, must cause the vehicle to give way to the right in favour of the overtaking vehicle, and
(b) must not increase the speed of the vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle."