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RESOURCE - BC Crash Maps

ICBC LogoICBC has introduced interactive, online crash maps for British Columbia. There are three different types of maps showing vehicle, cycle and pedestrian crash data for BC communities. Choose between Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Southern Interior and Northern Central areas and then click the commmunity you are interested in. Data is current to March 31, 2012 and goes back to 2007.

NEWS - Changes Coming for Traffic Tickets in BC

Ticket WriterOne day in the not too distant future police will swipe your driver's licence through a card reader, pick the offence from a list on their computer screen and click print to issue you a traffic ticket. No more hand written ticket forms for BC drivers.

ICBC - Top Excuses Given by Impaired Drivers

ICBC LogoThe following excuses for driving while impaired were provided to police at CounterAttack road checks held around BC in the past month:

ICBC - Top 10 Excuses for Using a Cell Phone While Driving

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Here are the top excuses that police heard from BC drivers who were caught using a hand-held device while driving in our province last month courtesy of ICBC:

Have You Been Directly Affected by a Collision Lately?

Dollar SignI often ask if anyone has been directly affected by a collision in the past year when I am making a presentation to a group. I can see people thinking about it and then a few hands may tentatively rise. My answer usually surprises them and it may surprise you as well.

ICBC DRIVING TIPS - Driving Smart in Bad Weather

ICBC LogoFor British Columbians, fall has definitely arrived! We're back to rain, ice, snow and low visibility. This month's tip is a repeat from last year, Driving Smart in Bad Weather, which gives important pointers on how you can handle all these weather changes.

ROADSENSE TIPS - School Zones

ICBC LogoSchool's back, and that means 30 km/h school zones are also in effect. A car travelling at 50 km/h in ideal conditions takes 37 metres to stop. At 30 km/h, you can stop in less than half that distance. ICBC's tip features a crossing guard explaining why it's so important drivers slow down in school zones.

ICBC - Challenge Your Driving Skills

ICBC LogoDrivers are exposed to 1,320 pieces of information per minute as they approach an intersection. Take the Drive Smart Challenge to learn how rushing can affect your ability behind the wheel.

VIDEO - ICBC Video Tips: Intersection Safety

ICBC LogoIntersections are dangerous places, especially for pedestrians. Running red lights is one of the main causes of crashes in intersections—and incidents involving pedestrians. In this month's driving tip, an RCMP Corporal shares how B.C.'s 140 new cameras will help make our intersections safer.

ROADSENSE TIPS - Cell Phones and the GLP

ICBC LogoThis video, produced by ICBC, looks at why banning communication device use by drivers keeps our roads safer by keeping drivers focused on the task of driving. This applies to new drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program especially as they have not developed the necessary skills to spare attention for non-driving related tasks.

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