At the end of the day, I have never seen this law enforced, except when I failed my first attempt at the road portion of my driver's test; shame on the police chiefs and police of Ontario and its municipalities.
In Ontario the law is badly written and therefore open to interpretation, I am not sure what "normal speed" means in the statement (paraphrased slightly):
Any vehicle travelling less than the normal speed
shall be driven in the "right hand lane" available for traffic (or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the road), except:
- while overtaking and passing another vehicle,
- while preparing for a left hand turn, or
- road service vehicles.
Sadly the term normal speed
could be interpreted as "at the speed limit", or as "at the speed that traffic is moving".+Bruno Walter
, for kicks and giggles I Googled the BC traffic Act and Paragraph 150 seems to fail to mention passing on the right as you say but paragraph 151 (b) says "must not drive it (vehicle) from one lane to another if that action necessitates crossing a solid line,". When I took driver's Ed 35 years ago, my instructor taught that the lines are only a suggestion, but if you get in an accident on the wrong side you are up Schitt's Creek.
Great Post +Steve Sakamoto
. Although parts of the video look to have been filmed decades ago based on the vintage of the cop cars.