How To Use a HOV Lane

DriveSmartBC LogoVehicles containing more people than just the driver are a relative rarity on our highways. Some estimates place them at less than 10% of the total number of vehicles on the highway! In order to encourage the efficient movement of more people, High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were created. There is an added benefit, filling up the vehicle means a "greener" journey as well.

October is Pedestrian Safety Month

Pedestrian IconICBC reminds us that October is pedestrian safety month. According to information published on their website, pedestrians become more vulnerable as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease. Nearly half (45 per cent) of all crashes with pedestrians happen between October and January. Even when drivers proceed with caution, it's hard to see pedestrians when visibility is poor.

Heavy Truck Tip Overs

DriveSmartBC LogoI've noticed something that concerns me in my travels lately, and that is the single long, narrow, curved tire marks that begin about two thirds of the way into a corner and end when the curve does. They don't appear in the traffic lane in the lateral position that one would expect of a vehicle travelling where it should either. These are weight shift marks and indicate a heavy transport truck on the edge of overturning.

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