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Why Stopping Distances Matter More During the Winter

It’s pretty simple, really. Stopping distance is the distance it takes your vehicle to come to a complete stop once you apply your brakes. The faster you are travelling, the longer it will take you to come to a complete stop (and being able to stop your vehicle as quickly as possible when you need to is always a good thing). “Speed limits are for ideal driving conditions. Winter driving conditions are not ideal. Slow down and drive safely!”...

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Driver Safety New Year’s Resolutions

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The start of a new year is always a great time to revisit the past and plan for the future. It’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. Don’t believe us? Go to the gym in the first few weeks of the year. To help get you on the right foot, we’ve put together a sort of “starter kit” to help you improve your safety. This is to help you as a driver and those you share the road...

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5 Easy Ways to be a Better Winter Driver

How to Drive Better in Winter

Police officers see it all in winter. Consider them experts in what to do (and not to do) to make the “shift into winter” and travel safely through the chilly season. Staff Sgt. Pat McTiernan is one such officer. He’s the Operations NCO for the North District Traffic Services (a division of the RCMP) out of Prince George. We recently talked to him to get some expert advice on how drivers can get ready for winter driving. It’s really...

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Emergency Signs on BC Highways and What they Mean

We have an extensive inventory of signs in use along our highways – many of which you are familiar with. But let’s take a minute to highlight some of our emergency signs – signs which you might not see very often (or which you might notice, but not be familiar with the significance of), that could indicate a potential emergency situation for you while driving. For example, Road Flooded, Washout and Forest Fire signs let you know exactly what...

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Winter Wildlife Watch: The Majestic Moose

The majestic moose is the second largest animal in B.C. and ranges through most of the province, with the exception of coastal areas and southern B.C.’s dry valleys. But it’s a regal beast you don’t want to get too close to. That’s why you’ll see moose warning signs posted by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure along some stretches of highway. Weighing up to 600 kilograms and standing as tall as two metres high at the shoulder, moose are...

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Be a Bright Light at Night Driving

Regardless of the season, whether it’s those short summer nights or those long winter ones, we spend a lot of our time driving in the dark, to drop off kids or pets, go to work, do chores, attend social or leisure activities, and just live our lives. Not everyone thinks about it, but driving at night is more challenging and hazardous, than by day. At night, there’s little colour and contrast to help us see our world, and our...

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Driving Tips to Help Enjoy B.C. Day, Eh?

Did you know that the Province of B.C. has been celebrating its wonderful self since 1974? It was felt, (by the Honourable Ernie Hall – then Provincial Secretary under then Premier Dave Bennett), that “British Columbia, like every other province, could benefit and should have a holiday around August 1.” The holiday was dedicated to the pioneers who built the province of British Columbia and has become one of the most anticipated (and busiest) weekends of the year.If you...

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