I exchanged Tweets last week with a commercial truck driver who was less than impressed with the winter maintenance of BC's highways. There is no doubt in my mind that when your livelihood depends on being able to keep your truck moving road maintenance is a subject near and dear to your heart. My question is, was this gentleman speaking from emotion or was he being realistic?
This case of involves a single vehicle crash where the driver swerved to avoid a collision with a deer. Mr. Justice Verhoven was asked to determine whether the driver or the deer was at fault for the crash.
About once a month an over height vehicle or it's load is involved in a collision with an overpass somewhere in B.C.. These crashes cause damage, stop traffic and increase safety risks for everyone.
When approaching a speed limit change along the highway as indicated by appropriate signage, where is the actual speed zone boundary? Am I expected to change my speed once the sign becomes visible?
What can I write about seatbelts today? They were around when I started driving (1974). Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2025 is joined by B.C.'s Road Safety Strategy 2025 to continue to encourage seatbelt use today.
A friend of mine let his 13 year old daughter drive his car on the streets of our town! What are the implications if she got in an accident?
Data privacy is something that we all need to be concerned about today. Did you ever think about what might be contained in that magnetic stripe on the back of your driver's licence? There might be more there than you think.
When shopping at our local Country Grocer, please stop being 'courteous' by blocking the lane in while waiting for people to back out of their spots.
In the case of British Columbia v Querin Justice Kirchner is asked to decide whether a road running through the property of Curtis and Deanne Querin is a private road on their property or is a public highway owned by the province.
Sometimes you run across a vehicle in your patrols that has such serious defects that it should never have left the driveway. A Notice & Order #1 is the tool used by the police to remove the vehicle from the highway and keep it removed until it has been repaired and passed inspection.