Driving

Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island motorists reminded winter tires mandatory on some highways starting Oct. 1

The tire requirements apply to travellers on the Malahat and Highway 14

 

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
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)
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 annual ‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down and obey signs and traffic controllers to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds Island drivers to slow down to keep roadside workers safe

Safety advocates remind motorists about risks, laws and penalties when driving past roadwork

The annual ‘Cone Zone’ campaign reminds drivers to slow down and obey signs and traffic controllers to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
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)
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)
Wet snow makes for slippery driving conditions. Winter Driving Safety Alliance reminds Parksville Qualicum Beach and area residents to adopt safe winter driving practices. (PQB News file photo)

Safety group issues reminder to Island residents regarding winter driving

Dangerous conditions can put drivers at increased risk

Wet snow makes for slippery driving conditions. Winter Driving Safety Alliance reminds Parksville Qualicum Beach and area residents to adopt safe winter driving practices. (PQB News file photo)
Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo

Suspect in store-egging and minivan axe-hacking arrested outside Island gas station

Police are saying recent Comox Valley axe attacks on cars may be connected to Campbell River egging

Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is being investigated for numerous allegations of sexual harassment against his students. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Former Quesnel mayor under investigation after sexual harassment allegations from driving students surface

Steve Wallace accused of inappropriate comments, touching during private lessons

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is being investigated for numerous allegations of sexual harassment against his students. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement getting full police attention on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)
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B.C. senior calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

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