How to Get a Grip on Safe Winter Traction

October 20, 2017
How to Get a Grip on Safe Winter Traction

Have you ever seen overshoes, ice cleats or the old-style rubber covers people used to wear over their dress shoes to prevent slips and falls on ice? Did you know you can apply that same idea to your vehicle?   Here’s a rundown of some traction devices that can help keep you and your vehicle travel surely and smoothly along in winter. CHAINS FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES We recommend drivers install mountain/snowflake tires for cold weather driving and, for extreme conditions,...

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15 Seconds to Safety: How to Identify a Winter Tire

October 17, 2017

We get questions about winter tires all the time. Well, not all the time – mostly in October when winter tire regulations go into effect on most BC highways until the end of March. Drivers want to know which...

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Why Signalling in Roundabouts is so Important

October 3, 2017
Why Signalling in Roundabouts is so Important

Much like intersections controlled by stop signs or traffic lights, roundabouts are an effective way to safely manage intersecting vehicles and pedestrians going their various ways. We can all agree using turn signals at stop signs and traffic lights...

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New Tool Shines a Light on Line Paint Brightness

September 27, 2017

Able to record 400 measurements per second into an internal computer and function wirelessly, a state of the art retroreflectometer is our newest tool for testing line paint performance.

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Snapshots in Time: Who is the “Highways Department”?

September 19, 2017

If you’ve visited us here before, you probably know that sometimes, we like to kick it old school. We throw it back here, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with pictures, video and stories about how the BC Ministry of...

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Gone to the Dogs – it’s CVSE to the Rescue!

September 13, 2017

Sometimes, it can be a dog eat dog world out there, and that seemed to be the case for five pups caught in the chaos of this summer’s BC wildfire in the Cariboo area. When a wildfire evacuation order...

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BC on Fire: How We Help Battle the Blaze

September 5, 2017

The wildfires that ravaged the interior of BC this summer are the worst our province has ever seen. More than 1,200,000 hectares of the province have been impacted by wild fires – surpassing the 1958 record of 856,000 hectares. ...

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