distracted driving

Volunteers, ICBC road safety coordinators, and RCMP personnels came together to take part in operation Hang Up - a province wide initiative to remind people to not use phone driving. (twitter/@RoadSafetyLea)

Langley RCMP and ICBC reminds people to #LeaveYourPhoneAlone

A province-wide initiative to promote the message of road safety

 

Vancouver Police stopped a driver after he veered into oncoming traffic. Inside the vehicle they found multiple cell phones and an open laptop. (VPD Traffic Services/Twitter)

‘How many can you count?’: B.C. driver pulled over using multiple cell phones and a laptop

Vancouver Police issued the man three $368 tickets for using the devices while driving

 

64 per cent of British Columbians polled by Research Co. believe repeat distracted drivers should have their phones seized. (Shutterstock)

Should prolific distracted drivers have their phones seized? Majority says yes: B.C. poll

64% of those polled say repeat offenders’ phones should be seized, 55% favour doubling current fines

 

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement getting full police attention on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)
Campbell River courthouse. Google maps

Listening to podcast off phone app while driving not distracted driving, B.C. judge rules

Campbell River man appeals ticket, saying he was not touching the phone while podcast played

Campbell River courthouse. Google maps
Langley RCMP ran a safe-driving campaign that saw drunk and distracted drivers penalized over the week including the Victoria Day weekend. (Langley Advance Times files)

Dozens of tickets issued in week-long Langley road safety blitz

Three impaired drivers got three-month driving bans

Langley RCMP ran a safe-driving campaign that saw drunk and distracted drivers penalized over the week including the Victoria Day weekend. (Langley Advance Times files)
Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up a long-range scope the detachment uses to catch distracted drivers. (Langley Advance Times file)

A Langley police check finds 17 distracted drivers in two hours

Using phones on the road is a leading cause of fatal crashes

Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up a long-range scope the detachment uses to catch distracted drivers. (Langley Advance Times file)
RCMP officers in Langley conducted a targeted sweep of distracted drivers on March 3, 2020.                                RCMP officers in Langley conducted a targeted sweep of distracted drivers on March 3, 2020.

Undercover officers target distracted drivers in Langley

RCMP handed out $15,000 in fines and penalties in five hours

RCMP officers in Langley conducted a targeted sweep of distracted drivers on March 3, 2020.                                RCMP officers in Langley conducted a targeted sweep of distracted drivers on March 3, 2020.
An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)

Driver gets $109 ticket after truck with TV-sized advertisements seen in Victoria

The MVA has restrictions on illuminated signs to minimize distracted driving

An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)
Vehicle crashes are up in B.C., costing ICBC more in claims. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

B.C. defends distracted driving crackdown

Lawyer says penalties too harsh for texting at stoplights

Vehicle crashes are up in B.C., costing ICBC more in claims. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)