Crime Prevention Week - November 1 to 7, 2016

Making Way for Emergency Vehicles

DriveSmartBC LogoA reader was travelling in a major municipality recently and was stopped in a large collection of vehicles waiting for a red light at the intersection of two multiple lane highways. Emergency vehicles using lights and sirens approached from the rear and tried to get through the traffic and the intersection. There was significant difficulty and the reader was curious how far forward vehicles could move into the cross flow of traffic to assist in clearing a path.


Crime Watch Report - October 9 & 10, 2016

Detective1) 2016-9592 On October 9th, a theft of vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of Banks Avenue East in Parksville. The complainant advised that at approximately 9:45 pm, he heard a truck start but believed it to be his neighbours who own a similar vehicle. In the morning the complainant advised that his black 2006 Dodge 3500 dually, BC license HN-8465 was stolen.

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.