Driving

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

 

B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).

New Car Dealers Association of BC applauds electric vehicle rebate increase

Rebate for EVs hiked to a maximum of $4K

 

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

 

Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

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

Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)
Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Excessive speed: Sicamous RCMP say vehicle clocked going 205 km/h on Highway 1

Vehicle impounded for seven days, driver fined and may face more penalties

Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
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)
A photo of a van driving with an insecure load north of Vernon sparked a conversation about driving safety. (Melissa Wightman/Facebook)

Dangerous ‘parasailing minivan’ spotted on highway north of Vernon

A poorly secured mattress on Highway 97 sparked a driving safety conversation on social media

A photo of a van driving with an insecure load north of Vernon sparked a conversation about driving safety. (Melissa Wightman/Facebook)
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cone Zone campaign encourages Lake Country motorists to drive safe

Two roadside workers in B.C. died after being hit by a vehicle last year

Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers urged to slow down as summer travel increases speed-related injuries, deaths

Speed contributes to 141 injuries and deaths during each summer month in B.C.

ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Speedy sports car drives into Abbotsford yard; police investigating

Driver speeds around corner and crosses sidewalk into front yard

Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Man sentenced to six months in Vision Quest program after pleading guilty to charges of fleeing police and driving while prohibited. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Rehabilitation recommended for man who flees police in Shuswap several times

Man pleads guilty, judge agrees to crown and defence submission on Vision Quest program

Man sentenced to six months in Vision Quest program after pleading guilty to charges of fleeing police and driving while prohibited. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna drivers spend average of 18 minutes commuting to work or school

Driving is the most common way people in the city get around

(File photo/Kelowna Capital News)
The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

The driver slips and falls while fleeing his burning pickup. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A broken water main flooded Wood Avenue in Armstrong Friday, Jan 7, 2022. (Trudy Damery photo)

Water geyser floods Armstrong road

Water has been shut off in the immediate area while crews work on a fix

A broken water main flooded Wood Avenue in Armstrong Friday, Jan 7, 2022. (Trudy Damery photo)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)

Snowy, icy but doable commute on Highway 97

Reports of some black ice with snow expected all day

Anita Reles captured this picture of Highway 97 heading to Penticton at 7 a.m. (Facebook)