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NEWS - Cone Zone Campaign

The 12th annual Cone Zone campaign in BC was launched yesterday with a call for drivers, employers, and workers to do their part to prevent injuries and deaths of roadside workers. It's a reminder for drivers to slow down when approaching a Cone ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/12/06 - 01:00 - 0 comments

BC's Slow Down Move Over Law

... A slow down, move over situation is one of them. Slow down move over I remember when this was first announced and thinking at ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/21 - 15:05 - 1 comment

Left Turn Surprise!

A signal light does not provide you with any protection when you make a left turn. This simple fact was discovered by a lady who slowed as she approached her driveway, signalled for a left turn, saw a truck approaching in her rearview mirror and s ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 31 comments

Settling a Debate About Impeding Traffic

I've probably said this before, but when I applied the same tolerance under the speed limit as I did for those driving over the speed limit and factored in the advisory signs for speed I seldom found a driver going slower. Having sat and consi ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/29 - 12:56 - 9 comments

BC Bad Driver of the Week - Slow Down, Move Over, Fail!

This video shows at least three drivers in the right hand lane who fail to slow down and move over for a service truck showing flashing yellow lights working on a breakdown at the roadside. There was at least 20 seconds of lead time to recognize t ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 1 comment

Space Cadets

More space equals more time. Think about that carefully for a moment as it should be a constant consideration for all drivers. Driving should be an action, not a reaction and the best way to make it an action is to give yourself time to think, pla ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 9 comments

Slow Down, Move Over Revisited

... out! Reference Links: BC's Slow Down Move Over Law Submitted by E-mail On Thursday morning ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 3 comments

Flag Person: A High Risk Occupation

If I were to ask you what a flag person's job was, what would you reply? Assure orderly movement of traffic through a highway obstruction of some sort? Help everyone involved to be safe as they work on the highway? Why then do some drivers treat flagp ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 7 comments

Why is Everyone in the Left Lane?

More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I'm finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully to get ahead of the others. One would think that this situation would be akin to being the proverbial kid i ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/12 - 04:00 - 7 comments

Road Worker Safety

My job requires me to pull over and park for a short period of time on the freeway. There is sufficient space to pull off and I'm not obstructing a lane but I'm wondering what the regulations are in respect to signaling and signage. The Motor ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/29 - 12:23 - 0 comments

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