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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.

ROADSENSE TIPS - Smart Holiday Driving

ICBC logoThis ICBC RoadSense video attempts to dispel some of the common myths about knowing when it is safe to drive after you have consumed alcohol. Dr. Bruce Campana explains that the best choice is still not to drive if you have been drinking.

NEWS - Targeting Bad Driving Pays Off in Lives Saved

BC FlagVICTORIA – Sixty fewer lives were lost and 4,196 fewer injuries resulted from motor vehicle crashes in 2008 compared to 2007, due to a concerted effort by a 110-member integrated traffic safety unit that works alongside local traffic police to make British Columbia roads safer.

ROADSENSE TIPS - Slow Down in a School Zone

ICBC LogoSeptember means kids are heading back to school, so drivers need to be extra careful. Remember that school zones are in effect again and that means lower speed limits. This month's tip will help remind you what to watch out for in school zones.

Unlicenced Drivers and Vehicle Impounds

Vehicle ImpoundTaking your neighbour's request at face value turned out to be an expensive lesson for Jessica. She had loaned her vehicle to a neighbour and somewhere along the journey the neighbour met up with the police. The neighbour was a vehicle impound candidate because they didn't have a valid driver's license and Jessica was now faced with making an application to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to attempt to have her vehicle returned to her before the end of the impoundment period.

ROADSENSE TIPS - Impaired Driving

ICBC LogoParties and social gatherings are a big part of summertime fun. It can lead people to a choice – should you get behind the wheel after a few drinks? This month’s tip, titled Impaired Driving, reminds you of the very real consequences of saying yes to that choice.

ICBC’s top 10 excuses for why people speed

ICBC LogoIf you’re caught speeding, you’ll want to throw away your bag of excuses. Police have heard it all and are warning drivers excuses won’t get you out of a ticket at any time. We asked police across the province to share drivers’ top excuses for speeding:

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