Driving

If you come across a vehicle in the ditch on the side of the highway, be alert for bright yellow tape. If it is present and attached to the vehicle there is no need to notify police. Photo: Trail RCMP

Yellow ribbon means the crash has been checked

If bright yellow tape is present and attached to the vehicle there is no need to notify police.

  • Nov 15, 2022

 

Heavy snow is expected for the Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit tonight and continuing to Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Heavy snowfall warning issued for West Kootenay

Environment Canada says as much as 25 cm of snow is expected to fall over the next two days

 

If you have to drive in poor conditions, select the safest route and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

Winter will come – prepare yourself for winter driving

Even the most experienced drivers in regions of B.C. that routinely see…

  • Oct 31, 2022

 

It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)

Drivers urged to ‘Shift into Winter’ when heading out on B.C. roads

With changing seasons, Shift into Winter is reminding drivers of winter safety

It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)
All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo

Winter tires are required on many B.C. routes between Oct. 1 and March 31

While fall’s leisurely arrival has winter driving far from the minds of…

All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo
The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.

Trail RCMP remind drivers to slow down in school zones

The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days

The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.
File photo.

Trail RCMP: Driver not expected to survive head-on crash

The collision happened between a car and truck near Glenmerry Tuesday night at 6:10 p.m.

File photo.
Photo: File

Two injured in car crash on Trail highway Tuesday night

Captain Tyson listed the scene as “under control” by 6:35 p.m.

Photo: File
Tim Schewe

Stopping for a school bus is required

Surely all drivers should not hesitate to stop when the red lights on a stopped bus are flashing

  • Sep 6, 2022
Tim Schewe
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Time to talk school zones

Unless otherwise posted, 30 km/h speed limit in effect in school zones, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Sep 6, 2022
Tim Schewe
A new study from UBC has found that people who’ve visited the emergency room for fainting aren’t prone to more car crashes than other drivers. (Freestock-photos/Pixabay.com)

Are you OK to drive after fainting? New UBC study says yes

A new study from UBC reveals that drivers who’ved fainted before pose no increased risk on the road

A new study from UBC has found that people who’ve visited the emergency room for fainting aren’t prone to more car crashes than other drivers. (Freestock-photos/Pixabay.com)
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)

Don’t be a statistic: ICBC, province urge travellers to drive safe over B.C. Day long weekend

B.C. Day long weekend can be one of the most dangerous as road trippers head out

  • Jul 28, 2022
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

DriveSmart: Forced Tailgating

Why do some drivers make lane changes that force the driver behind them into being a tailgater?

  • Jun 26, 2022
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Rights and duties of cyclists

The rider of a bicycle is just like the driver of a car

  • Jun 24, 2022
Tim Schewe
British Columbians are reconsidering their lengthy road trips due to rising gas prices (Dreamstime/TNS).

78% of British Columbians plan to vacation closer to home due to gas prices: survey

77% say that the high price of gas makes road trips ‘too expensive’

British Columbians are reconsidering their lengthy road trips due to rising gas prices (Dreamstime/TNS).
More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)

66% of British Columbians support lowering speed limits: survey

Residents who say they support lower speed limits increased eight percentage points since 2019

More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)
The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash

Trail RCMP catch driver going 122 clicks in 60 km zone

BC Highway Patrol: May is High Risk Driving month

The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

  • May 10, 2022
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)