A couple of recent conversations with visitors to our cold town revealed to me that, despite having similar signage and traffic signalling to other North American jurisdictions, local driving practice is very different. To aid visiting motorists who venture out on the streets of Whitehorse, Yukon, I’ve prepared this guide to assist them in being better prepared for local driving conditions.
|You are free to talk on your mobile phone and generally disregard motorists and pedestrians.|
|Really gun it!|
|Yield. Or at least slow down a bit. Please?|
|Attempt to intimidate other motorists with the sound of your truck’s engine.|
|Advance past this point approximately 10 metres and do your best to interfere with traffic passing through the intersection.|
|Generally displayed along with a “Stop” sign, it is believed these signs have only historical value, representing a time when local government was working to reduce sexual deviance among the population. These signs are now disregarded.|
|Free ice cream bars ahead, keep going or you’ll miss your chance.|
|“Maximum” really means “minimum”. And 50 means 60.
In other words, don’t you dare travel any slower than 60 km/h around here or you’ll be closely tailgated and cast stern disapproving glances.
|Disregard these signs. They are for ornamental purposes only.|
|Target practice ahead.|
|You are not allowed to kill the pedestrians who will inevitably jump out in front of your vehicle here.|
|You can park here only with a fantastic excuse.|
|You may park here only if you sufficiently injure a passing pedestrian enough to put them in a wheelchair.Example|