Driving

There was a heavy police presence on Industrial Avenue the night before Cruise-In. By 9 p.m., crowds had found a new location. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Police vehicles swarmed as RCMP tried to break up B.C. burnout demo

Crowds moved to new location after Langley police blocked first site

 

B.C. Emergency Health Service paramedics are reminding drivers on what to do if an emergency vehicle has its lights and sirens on. (Contributed photo).

‘Every minute counts’: B.C. drivers reminded to pull over for ambulances

Paramedics say they deal with drivers not obeying the rules daily

 

Campbell River, B.C., Courthouse. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. man gets 4 years in highway crash that killed 2 American tourists

Guilty of dangerous driving causing the death in 2019 collision on Highway 19 near Campbell River

 

Tim Schewe

Drivesmart BC: What happens when you get too many penalty points?

A parent expressed the opinion that this was too sudden and too harsh for their teen driver

  • Sep 10, 2023
Tim Schewe
Every school day, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In playground zones, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect every day from dawn to dusk. Photo: Deleece Cook/Unsplash
Every school day, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In playground zones, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect every day from dawn to dusk. Photo: Deleece Cook/Unsplash
Highway 6 has been closed by a vehicle incident east of Cherryville Friday night, Aug. 18, 2023. (DriveBC photo)
Highway 6 has been closed by a vehicle incident east of Cherryville Friday night, Aug. 18, 2023. (DriveBC photo)
Tim Schewe

DrivesmartBC: Rules when traffic signals are out

If two vehicles stop at about the same time, drivers must yield to the vehicle on the right

  • Jul 30, 2023
Tim Schewe
Some drivers try to avoid traffic by sneaking into HOV lanes, though thousands were caught in 2021. Black Press file

2,780 tickets issued to drivers who shouldn’t have been in HOV lanes last year

Drivers tempted by HOV lane among the most-ticketed in the last five years, according to ICBC

Some drivers try to avoid traffic by sneaking into HOV lanes, though thousands were caught in 2021. Black Press file
The RCMP are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. Image: RCMP logo

Third week of July brings plenty of calls to Trail RCMP

Latest media brief released by the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment

The RCMP are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year. Image: RCMP logo
Tim Schewe

DrivesmartBC: Rules around producing your driver’s licence

Why not avoid the whole mess and impersonate you?

  • Jul 19, 2023
Tim Schewe
Image: RCMP logo

Trail RCMP report reveals steep rise in substance-related calls

Trail detachment released second quarter statistics last week

Image: RCMP logo
Police apprehended a hit and run suspect who fled dangerously from police on Vernon’s Hospital Hill Wednesday evening, July 12, 2023. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Lower Mainland trio arrested after high-speed chase in Vernon; police cruiser hit

Three vehicle occupants were arrested and two released; a Surrey man will head to court later today

Police apprehended a hit and run suspect who fled dangerously from police on Vernon’s Hospital Hill Wednesday evening, July 12, 2023. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Unlicensed selling of tobacco can lead to charges and heavy fines under the BC Tobacco and Vaping Product Act. Photo: Unsplash

Trail police seize unstamped cigarettes

Briefs for the second week of July

Unlicensed selling of tobacco can lead to charges and heavy fines under the BC Tobacco and Vaping Product Act. Photo: Unsplash
Image: RCMP logo

Trail RCMP detain driver, diffuse foul play on golf course

Police briefs released the first week of July

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Abbotsford truck driver Kevin Boese has been named Driver of the Year in North America by Shell. He drives for Scamp Transport in Langley. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man named Shell’s North American Driver of the Year

Scamp Transport driver recognized for contributing to community when he’s not behind the wheel

Abbotsford truck driver Kevin Boese has been named Driver of the Year in North America by Shell. He drives for Scamp Transport in Langley. (Submitted photo)
A pedestrian who was killed crossing Highway 97A just south of Enderby Saturday, July 1, 2023, has been identified as Harry Joesph Jones Jr. (Miranda Kimbasekt/Facebook)

Splatsin calls for traffic light at Okanagan crosswalk where band member was killed

Harry Jones Jr. was killed while crossing Highway 97A in a marked crosswalk on Canada Day

A pedestrian who was killed crossing Highway 97A just south of Enderby Saturday, July 1, 2023, has been identified as Harry Joesph Jones Jr. (Miranda Kimbasekt/Facebook)
In the last 12 months, ICBC has conducted 15 per cent more road tests on Vancouver Island compared to the same period before the pandemic in 2018 to 2019. (Black Press Media Photo File)

Record numbers of ‘N’ drivers taking B.C. road tests, nearly half failing

Demand for road tests has skyrocketed, observations and driving too fast making people do retakes

In the last 12 months, ICBC has conducted 15 per cent more road tests on Vancouver Island compared to the same period before the pandemic in 2018 to 2019. (Black Press Media Photo File)
Tim Schewe

DrivesmartBC: Ensure person has a valid licence before loaning your car

Jessica was now faced with making application to have vehicle returned

  • Jun 26, 2023
Tim Schewe
Tim Schewe

DrivesmartBC: Rules of the U-bilt utility trailer

You cannot temporarily transfer licence plates among trailers

  • Jun 18, 2023
Tim Schewe
A vehicle crash is affecting southbound traffic on the Coquihalla Highway near Coldwater Road south of Merritt Saturday, June 17, 2023. (DriveBC webcam)

Crash affecting traffic on Coquihalla south of Merritt

DriveBC reported the incident just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17

A vehicle crash is affecting southbound traffic on the Coquihalla Highway near Coldwater Road south of Merritt Saturday, June 17, 2023. (DriveBC webcam)