How to Get a Grip on Safe Winter Traction Devices

October 10, 2019

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’s tires? Here’s a rundown of some traction devices that can help keep you and your vehicle travel safely and smoothly along in winter. TRACTION DEVICES FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES (5,000 – 11,794 kg LGVW) Chains We recommend that...

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Watching the Weather to Help Improve Safety on BC Highways

September 25, 2019

It’s no secret, we’re big on safety for the travelling public. In fact, it’s our driving concern, and weather information is a big part of that. One way we help drivers stay safe is by closely monitoring environmental conditions...

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10 Breathtaking Photos to Inspire Your Next BC Road Trip

September 6, 2019
Carpenter Lake, Road 40

Ready to relive your BC road trips? One of the ministry’s biggest responsibilities is helping travellers reach their destinations safely and efficiently, whether it’s a daily commute to work or a journey exploring somewhere new. Come summer, many of...

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How the Lions Gate Bridge Counterflow Works

August 29, 2019

Ever wonder how we manage the Lions Gate Bridge lane control system? Let us explain. Watch our animated explainer video on YouTube:  WHO IS INVOLVED? Miller Capilano Highway Services, our local maintenance contractor, monitors more than 40 cameras...

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What is the TMCBC and What Makes it Cutting Edge?

August 23, 2019

 What is the Transportation Management Centre of BC (TMCBC)? Well, for starters, think of it as the nerve centre for road/weather conditions and traffic information across BC. Based in Coquitlam, the TMCBC is the hub for collecting transportation...

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High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

August 9, 2019
High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

  Drivers are getting a serious grip at 14 high-collision locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island with the application of high friction surface treatment. High friction? Yeah, basically the roads at four interchange off-ramps and 10 intersections...

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Back in the Day: Time Travel from Victoria to Sidney in 1966

July 30, 2019
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal 1966

Hey Victoria! Are you ready for your time travel close up? That’s right folks, we’ve pointed our BC Road Trip Time Machine at Highway 17 on Vancouver Island and captured the provincial capital as it was in the spring...

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