Driving

The new Marshall Road Connector is now open in west Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

New east-west Marshall Road Connector opens in Abbotsford

Route connects city to Langley through 16th Avenue corridor

 

It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)

Drivers urged to ‘Shift into Winter’ when heading out on B.C. roads

With changing seasons, Shift into Winter is reminding drivers of winter safety

 

All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo

Winter tires are required on many B.C. routes between Oct. 1 and March 31

While fall’s leisurely arrival has winter driving far from the minds of…

 

Volunteers, ICBC road safety coordinators, and RCMP personnels came together to take part in operation Hang Up - a province wide initiative to remind people to not use phone driving. (twitter/@RoadSafetyLea)

Langley RCMP and ICBC reminds people to #LeaveYourPhoneAlone

A province-wide initiative to promote the message of road safety

Volunteers, ICBC road safety coordinators, and RCMP personnels came together to take part in operation Hang Up - a province wide initiative to remind people to not use phone driving. (twitter/@RoadSafetyLea)
Two cars were impounded after Langley RCMP pulled them over doing more than double the speed limit on 200th Street on Sunday evening. (Langley RCMP handout)

Langley Mounties nab young drivers tearing down 200th at twice speed limit

Car, truck were doing 156 km/h in a 70 zone when pulled over

Two cars were impounded after Langley RCMP pulled them over doing more than double the speed limit on 200th Street on Sunday evening. (Langley RCMP handout)
The area of Clark Drive and Grant Street where a pedestrian was struck by a driver and left with life-threatening injuries Sept. 14. The driver fled the scene. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
The area of Clark Drive and Grant Street where a pedestrian was struck by a driver and left with life-threatening injuries Sept. 14. The driver fled the scene. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
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

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)
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
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

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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)
Clay Steiro, left, manager of road safety delivery, and Leanne Cassap, road safety coordinator for Langley, crewed a speed watch sign on the Langley Bypass as part of Project SWOOP on Thursday, June 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Project SWOOP arrives in Langley to target speeders

Project uses education, enforcement on the Bypass

Clay Steiro, left, manager of road safety delivery, and Leanne Cassap, road safety coordinator for Langley, crewed a speed watch sign on the Langley Bypass as part of Project SWOOP on Thursday, June 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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)
One of Langley’s many potholes, as road repair season ramps up in the Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Pothole repair season gets into gear in Langley Township

Winter weather has left behind damage that’s now getting permanent fixes

One of Langley’s many potholes, as road repair season ramps up in the Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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.
B.C. Highway Patrol officers pulled over a driver doing double the limit – 205 km/h – in Langley earlier in March. (RCMP Illustration/Special to Black Press Media)

Driver’s car towed, licence could be pulled over 205 km/h speeding ticket

Police are recommending the driver be banned from getting behind the wheel

B.C. Highway Patrol officers pulled over a driver doing double the limit – 205 km/h – in Langley earlier in March. (RCMP Illustration/Special to Black Press Media)
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)