Driving

A new study from UBC has found that people who’ve visited the emergency room for fainting aren’t prone to more car crashes than other drivers. (Freestock-photos/Pixabay.com)

Are you OK to drive after fainting? New UBC study says yes

A new study from UBC reveals that drivers who’ved fainted before pose no increased risk on the road

 

B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).

New Car Dealers Association of BC applauds electric vehicle rebate increase

Rebate for EVs hiked to a maximum of $4K

 

Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)

Don’t be a statistic: ICBC, province urge travellers to drive safe over B.C. Day long weekend

B.C. Day long weekend can be one of the most dangerous as road trippers head out

  • Jul 28, 2022

 

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
British Columbians are reconsidering their lengthy road trips due to rising gas prices (Dreamstime/TNS).

78% of British Columbians plan to vacation closer to home due to gas prices: survey

77% say that the high price of gas makes road trips ‘too expensive’

British Columbians are reconsidering their lengthy road trips due to rising gas prices (Dreamstime/TNS).
More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)

66% of British Columbians support lowering speed limits: survey

Residents who say they support lower speed limits increased eight percentage points since 2019

More B.C. residents are supporting lower speed limits (Photo by Brent Calver)
Clay Steiro, left, manager of road safety delivery, and Leanne Cassap, road safety coordinator for Langley, crewed a speed watch sign on the Langley Bypass as part of Project SWOOP on Thursday, June 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Project SWOOP arrives in Langley to target speeders

Project uses education, enforcement on the Bypass

Clay Steiro, left, manager of road safety delivery, and Leanne Cassap, road safety coordinator for Langley, crewed a speed watch sign on the Langley Bypass as part of Project SWOOP on Thursday, June 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers urged to slow down as summer travel increases speed-related injuries, deaths

Speed contributes to 141 injuries and deaths during each summer month in B.C.

ICBC and B.C. police departments are warning drivers to slow down as speed-related crashes rise. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of Langley’s many potholes, as road repair season ramps up in the Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Pothole repair season gets into gear in Langley Township

Winter weather has left behind damage that’s now getting permanent fixes

One of Langley’s many potholes, as road repair season ramps up in the Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
A car is forced to pull over to the side of the highway  in order to avoid a head-on collision with a truck on Highway 19A Wednesday afternoon.
B.C. Highway Patrol officers pulled over a driver doing double the limit – 205 km/h – in Langley earlier in March. (RCMP Illustration/Special to Black Press Media)

Driver’s car towed, licence could be pulled over 205 km/h speeding ticket

Police are recommending the driver be banned from getting behind the wheel

B.C. Highway Patrol officers pulled over a driver doing double the limit – 205 km/h – in Langley earlier in March. (RCMP Illustration/Special to Black Press Media)
Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Speedy sports car drives into Abbotsford yard; police investigating

Driver speeds around corner and crosses sidewalk into front yard

Video footage captured a driver speeding around a corner and crossing over a sidewalk into a front yard on Saturday (March 19) in west Abbotsford. (Screenshot from video)
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)
A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)

Police seeing too many ‘rolling snow forts’ after Vancouver Island’s recent snowfalls

RCMP remind drivers to clear snow from their vehicles before driving this winter

Const. Marty Kortas clears snow off police vehicles at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. (Photo submitted)
Our roads should look less like this, but how do we get there? (Black Press Media files)

Our View: More guidance needed on slashing car trips

How do we get from here to there, especially in the suburbs?

  • Oct 31, 2021
Our roads should look less like this, but how do we get there? (Black Press Media files)
Pedestrians are at increasing threat from larger personal vehicles. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: Big trucks taking their toll on pedestrians

The trend of larger vehicles is dangerous for those on foot

Pedestrians are at increasing threat from larger personal vehicles. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo

Suspect in store-egging and minivan axe-hacking arrested outside B.C. gas station

Police are saying recent Comox Valley axe attacks on cars may be connected to Campbell River egging

Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo
A retaining wall on Highway 3B/22 in Rossland in 2016. (Black Press Media files)

Aldergrove truck driver sentenced to three years for fatal crash

Cargo spilling from a truck on a tight turn killed another driver on a B.C. highway in 2016

A retaining wall on Highway 3B/22 in Rossland in 2016. (Black Press Media files)