How Wide? How Long? How High?

Measuring TapeHow Wide? How Long? How High? These questions, when asked in relation to vehicles and their loads, probably bring large commercial vehicles to mind for most drivers. The Commercial Transport Regulations do set out the maximum dimensions for commercial vehicles and their loads. The Motor Vehicle Act Regulations take a legal short cut and apply them and some other provisions to light vehicles too.

VIDEO - Surprising Volkswagen Advertisement

video iconThis Volkswagen advertisement is a thought provoking comment on texting and driving. It's worth the 1:22 of your time to watch the video.

B.C.'s Bad Driver of the Week 2

BC's Bad Driver of the Week this week is one that has difficulty turning left from a business parking lot onto a busy highway. The vehicle turns into a two way left turn lane, drives along it for about a block and then moves to the right when traffic moves enough to let the driver in. Legally, the only way out of a two way left turn lane is to turn left.

READING - Vision Zero International, June 2014

Vision Zero International LogoVision Zero showcases cutting edge technology designed to improve the safety of road users. The June 2014 edition includes:

Do We Trust Too Much?

SoapboxI was walking to my vehicle after work yesterday and watched the woman on the sidewalk ahead of me approach the intersection. She did not hesitate to step into the crosswalk even though a vehicle on her left had stopped halfway across it waiting to enter traffic. The driver was watching intently to her left waiting for a gap in traffic. The pedestrian checked her stride and I thought that she was going to wait for the driver to notice her before she crossed in front of the vehicle.

Smart Cyclists Ride on the Right Side of the Road

CyclistAs humans, we are predominantly right handed. In North America we drive on the right side, tend to walk on the right side and I suspect that this right side bias carries over into many other areas that we are not even aware of.

BC's Bad Driver of the Week - 8605HL

BC's Bad Driver of the Week features BC licence 8605HL on Highway 19 in north Nanaimo. Both vehicles shown here are moving faster than the posted speed limit, but the red truck wants by. The car does not move over so the aggressive truck driver attempts to bulldoze the car out of the way by tailgating.

Be Smart About Vehicle Modifications

Tinted WindowsThere are many different types of vehicle manufactured today in many different models and colours with a host of accessories to make your ride just right for you. For some of us, this just isn't enough and we want to modify our vehicles to suit our personalities and desires.

EVENT - Road Safety at Work - Campbell River - May 28, 2014

Road Safety At WorkComplimentary Employer Road Safety Workshop: Introducing Road Safety Best Practices, Tools and Resources for your Workplace. Learn how to develop a best-practice based road safety program for your workplace, or to improve an existing program. This hands-on workshop is designed to help participants begin or improve a road safety program within their organization.

National Road Safety Week - May 13 to 19, 2014

ReThink LogoWelcome to Canada's National Road Safety Week 2014. In case you missed it, this campaign runs from May 13 to May 19 and includes the Victoria Day long weekend. Here in B.C. we will likely see 1,700 crashes, 490 people injured and 2 people killed. I'm sure that you will agree, this is not acceptable level of safety on our highways.

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