Runaway Lanes and How to Prevent Brake Loss in Commercial Vehicles Explained

August 25, 2015
Runaway lane sign

If you’ve ever driven down a mountain pass in British Columbia, you’ve likely looked up in awe at an off ramp rising up, up, up into… well, apparently nowhere. As the signs state, that is a runaway lane. In other words, it’s the road less travelled that you do not want to have to take. But, if you ever find yourself out of control down a hill, it’s the road you will be more than relieved to see. BC’s...

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Why We Use Wildlife Overpasses on BC Highways

August 19, 2015
Bear and cub overpass

Wild animals love British Columbia. Of course they do – it’s varied terrain makes it a haven for beasts and creatures of all shapes and sizes. Both small and large species, from the gigantic moose to the night-crawling raccoon,...

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Worker Safety: What If YOUR Office Was Beside a Road?

August 12, 2015
Roadside Worker Safety is NOT a Game of Cones

Many of us work in an office setting. It’s quiet and climate controlled. Paper cuts and sitting too much are the biggest hazards. But imagine your office was actually beside a city street or provincial highway. Quite the contrast,...

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BC Road Trip Time Machine: Cruising Highway 97 from PG to Dawson Creek

August 11, 2015
PG 66 snip

Hop aboard the latest episode of our 1966 road trip series – Highway 97 from Prince George to Dawson Creek. It’s a long ride, so we have broken it into three segments for you to view: from Prince George...

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What it Takes to Keep 300,000 People Safe During a Special Event

August 6, 2015
Kathie Haidon

If you’ve been to a special event in Surrey, chances are Kathie Haidon was on scene making sure it was running smoothly. Kathie is the City of Surrey’s Traffic Management Coordinator and Special Events Traffic Management Coordinator. Yes, that’s...

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Culvert Maintenance Responsibilities on BC Highways: Your Questions Answered

August 4, 2015
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Do you own property along a BC highway? If you do, you might have some questions about culverts and culvert maintenance. You’ve come to the right place. Whether you are constructing a new driveway that requires a culvert, or...

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The Return of the Garbage Gobbler to BC Highways

July 31, 2015
Garbage Gobbler

Do you remember the Garbage Gobbler? Created in the 1950s and placed across the province in B.C. Parks and at points along BC highways in order to “Keep Beautiful British Columbia, Clean and Beautiful,” Garbage Gobblers were a truly...

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