Bright Ideas for Fall Driving

DriveSmartBC LogoIt was easy to tell that the first day of fall came yesterday. All I had to do was check my e-mail inbox and count the bright ideas to remind everyone to remember to turn on their lights when driving in the darkness and poor weather conditions. It’s an important thought because your vehicle’s lights not only help you see, they help other road users to see you.


Dine With the Tour de Rock Team - September 29, 2016

Tour de Rock RidersCome meet the 2016 Tour de Rock team when they ride into Parksville at the annual Tour de Rock Beer & Burger and Auction taking place at the Quality Resort Bayside. The team is made up of police officers and select media personnel that have dedicated 6 months of their lives to train and fundraise. The riders and families of those suffering with cancer truly appreciate your support.


Prepare to Stop When Lights are Flashing

DriveSmartBC LogoWhen my father-in-law from Quebec visited us here in B.C. years ago he was impressed with the idea of the overhead sign with flashing amber lights marked Prepare to Stop prior to signalized intersections. He thought that these signs made it much easier for the driver to prepare for a safe stop in advance of the signal changing to red. At that time this type of signal was not used where he lived.