Driving

Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt is closed to southbound traffic due to a vehicle incident Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (DriveBC photo)

UPDATE: Highway 5 southbound moving again following vehicle incident

Southbound lanes were closed overnight, reopened after police investigation and vehicle recovery

 

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)

B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine

Ticket for $109, two penalty points issued under Motor Vehicle Act for crossing solid lines

 

Heavy snow is seen falling on Hwy 5 near the Britton Creek Rest Area. (DriveBC)

Drivers warned as Coquihalla hit by heavy snow

Heavy snow is currently falling on Hwy 5 between Hope and Merritt

 

Victoria-based driving instructors are concerned for their own and the community’s safety with the continued number of residents from COVID hotspots in the Lower Mainland coming to the city to take their driving road tests. (Black Press Media file photo)

Students from COVID hotspots travel to Vancouver Island for driving tests

Union leader calls on government to institute stronger travel ban

Victoria-based driving instructors are concerned for their own and the community’s safety with the continued number of residents from COVID hotspots in the Lower Mainland coming to the city to take their driving road tests. (Black Press Media file photo)
Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)

Burnaby RCMP nab motorcycle driver using paper licence plate, again

The same driver attempted to use a similar plate in August, according to police

Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)
Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways

Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways

Drivers without the proper winter tires – which must also be in good condition – can be fined $109

Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways
Speedometer (Pixabay.com)

British Columbians divulge worst driving habits in survey

Finder.com looks into dangerous and reckless driving habits across the country

Speedometer (Pixabay.com)
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LETTER: Langley neighbourhood re-established as quarter-mile racetrack

Writer queries what the municipality want residents to do about the growing problem of speeders?

  • Sep 29, 2020
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Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)

No need for speed: One driver receives home visit, $1,000 fine

In just 2.5 hours, six tickets and one failure to stop fine were issued by Langley Speed Watch team

Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley school district ordered to pay after gate strikes truck

A woman won a small claims case over the damage to her pickup

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Black Press Media files

School speed limits in force in Langley

Langley RCMP are asking pedestrians and drivers to be cautious as school resumes

Black Press Media files
Surrey RCMP promise enforcement at unofficial show ‘n’ shines

Surrey RCMP promise enforcement at unofficial show ‘n’ shines

Cars have been impounded at the site in the last two years

Surrey RCMP promise enforcement at unofficial show ‘n’ shines
Trucks at the 200th Street interchange in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS: Truckers facing long journeys alone in age of COVID-19

Isolation, lack of food, and a business slowdown are all affecting the people who move goods

Trucks at the 200th Street interchange in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MAP: Province adds 35 portable toilets along B.C. routes for truck drivers

The portable toilets were added to replace rest stops which have been shuttered due to COVID-19

A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
These two vehicles were impounded near Furry Creek by the Squamish RCMP. Another 41 vehicles were impounded in the Lower Mainland over the Easter long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)

Mounties impounded cars of Lower Mainland speeders

Empty roads have attracted drivers going far, far too fast

These two vehicles were impounded near Furry Creek by the Squamish RCMP. Another 41 vehicles were impounded in the Lower Mainland over the Easter long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
A Victoria man was aquitted of a speeding charge after the judge found it was necessary for him to accelerate in that moment. (Instagram/bokarrasvlogs)

B.C. man acquitted of speeding after judge agrees he needed to accelerate to avoid truck

Gabriel Raoul Nicol Milne was issued a speeding ticket in March of 2019

A Victoria man was aquitted of a speeding charge after the judge found it was necessary for him to accelerate in that moment. (Instagram/bokarrasvlogs)
A driver has lost their truck and has been fined nearly $2,000 after being pulled over by Vancouver police on Feb. 24, 2020. (Sgt. Mark Christensen/Twitter)
A driver has lost their truck and has been fined nearly $2,000 after being pulled over by Vancouver police on Feb. 24, 2020. (Sgt. Mark Christensen/Twitter)
A Coquitlam RCMP officer stopped this car for allegedly running a stop sign on Feb. 2, 2020. Then, the student driver behind the wheel allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test. (RCMP handout)

B.C. student driver’s licence suspended after failing roadside sobriety check mid-lesson

Driving instructor had vehicle impounded for 30 days, as well

A Coquitlam RCMP officer stopped this car for allegedly running a stop sign on Feb. 2, 2020. Then, the student driver behind the wheel allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test. (RCMP handout)
PHOTOS: Driver performs risky manoeuvre to pass B.C. snowplows, sparking warning

PHOTOS: Driver performs risky manoeuvre to pass B.C. snowplows, sparking warning

The incident was spotted on Highway 19 in Campbell River

PHOTOS: Driver performs risky manoeuvre to pass B.C. snowplows, sparking warning