Taking Cyclists Seriously

DriveSmartBC LogoI found this Tweet from a cyclist on southern Vancouver Island yesterday: A #RCMP told me today it was too dangerous to ride a bike on the roads and I should find another hobby. In their view going to the grocery store on a #bike is a hobby. #Police and the public need to wake up #bikes are a serious mode of transport.

Wow! This officer must have missed some important reading in their copy of the Motor Vehicle Act.


Speed Watch / Cell Watch Data - November 2018

Exclamation SignSeven combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of November, 2018. Of 7,803 vehicles checked,  502 or 6.4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 88 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 76 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.


2018 Winter CounterAttack

CounterAttack LogoThe annual drinking and driving CounterAttack program starts this weekend. If you will be out and consuming alcohol or recreational drugs, please plan a safe ride home. Hosting a party? Remember that you have responsibilites for your guests when you are serving intoxicants. #KnowYourPartBC and #SafeRideHomeBC

Refer to Your Owner's Manual

DriveSmartBC LogoOne of the loneliest books in the world might just be your vehicle's owner's manual. Consigned to the glove box, many never see the light of day until they find a new home in the recycle bin. That's a shame because the manufacturer of your vehicle has put a lot of thought and important safety information on those pages.