Posts Tagged ‘ Roadside safety ’

One Change to Slow Down and Move Over Rule Improves Safety

New traffic legislation in BC

Slow Down and Move Over. Pretty straight forward rule to follow but we’ve made it even simpler to keep roadside workers safer. In a nutshell: if you see any vehicle flashing red, blue or yellow lights on a BC highway, move over to pass. Or more specifically, the Slow Down, Move Over rule states: Drivers must slow their speed to 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone, and 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone. If travelling on...

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How to Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow Truck

You could be anywhere when your vehicle fails unexpectedly. Whether it’s a busy freeway or a quiet neighbourhood street, there’s a sense of vulnerability when you’re left stranded. Tow truck operators like Larry Styba regularly come to B.C. travellers’ rescue. That’s their job. But their job puts them in vulnerable positions, too. We recently talked to Larry about how travellers can protect themselves and tow truck operators in cone zones on B.C. Highways. TranBC: Hi Larry. Thanks for joining...

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Return of the Cone Zone – Making the Road a Safer Place to Work

Last year about this time, we posted a story about the Cone Zone – a campaign designed to raise awareness about the safety of the thousands of folks who spend their days working on or next to the road. They might be traffic controllers, emergency crews, utility workers or any one of dozens of different occupations, which share a common hazard – traffic. Like everyone else who uses our roads, we need to make sure these people are as...

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