Tips and How Tos

Some suggestions and best practices when travelling BC highways to get you to your destination safely.

Setting the Stage for Summer Safety

If you’re planning on a road trip this summer, it pays to be prepared. We’ve mentioned a few tips already on how you can do that. There’s fuel saving tips and ways to show your car some love, both of which outline ways you can make your car run more efficiently. But the summer brings its own challenges, so here are a few more things you should think about before heading out in the heat on the highway: Tire...

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On the Road to RV Safety

The warm weather is here! If you’re heading out for some camping over the next few days, here’s hoping you’ve got your gear and site reservations in place. But if you’re using a recreational vehicle (RV), you’ll need to take a few extra steps before you’re ready to go. Whether you prefer a motorhome, travel-trailer or a pick-up camper, we’ve got a few basic tips to keep you and your RV safe on the highway. Know how much weight...

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Drive BC: Follow #BCHwys on Twitter

Drive BC: Follow #BCHwys on Twitter

If you’ve started following DriveBC or TranBC on Twitter, then you may have noticed the reoccurring use of the # symbol in front of a word. It represents a hashtag and, in Twitterspeak, is used in a tweet to connect it to the people that have an interest in that topic. A hashtag can help bring a discussion together, which is exactly what we are trying to do. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for...

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Car Care Month: Seven Steps to Fuel Savings

Car Care Month: Seven Steps to Fuel Savings

May is Car Care Month, and giving your vehicle a little extra love can get you maximum gas mileage, and maybe leave some money in your pocket: Ensure you have a well-fitted gas cap – Damaged, ill-fitting or missing gas caps cause gasoline to vaporize from your tank. About 17 per cent of vehicles on the road have gas caps that are damaged or loose, or have no gas caps at all. Replace your spark plugs regularly – A...

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May is Car Care Month – 7 Ways to Show You Care

May is Car Care Month – 7 Ways to Show You Care

May is Car Care Month – time to show your vehicle some love! It’s been a long hard winter, on most British Columbians and their vehicles. Now is a great time to get outside, and check over your vehicle so you’re both ready for the warmer months ahead. Take a look at your windshield wiper blades and replace them if they’re worn. A smear-free view is essential – especially during spring showers. Check that your tire treads are deep...

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Know Before You Go

Driving on Long Weekend

Be Ready for Long Weekend Traffic The long weekend has arrived, bringing warmer weather along with it. Fingers-crossed that most parts of the province will get sunshine and blue skies to enjoy. The long weekend also brings a higher volume of traffic as people travel to their weekend destinations. Planning your route with up-to-date road information will go a long way toward saving you time, trouble, and reducing stress. DriveBC can provide you with route updates, details of closures...

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Round and Round We Go

Rules of the Roundabout Roundabouts. They’ve been used successfully for decades throughout the world, and they’re becoming an increasingly popular way to control traffic in British Columbia, too. For a variety of situations, such as a considerable volume of traffic making left hand turns at an intersection or a significant history of collisions, a roundabout is a preferred choice rather than traditional intersections. Roundabouts reduce the potential for a serious crashes, like being t-boned or hit head on. In...

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Ewwwwww, Watch Out for Those Creepy Crawlers – It’s Tick Season

Warm Weather and Tick Season

Well now that warmer temperatures have arrived in some areas, so have some of the other little creatures we expect to see each spring, in particular, ticks. Just the other day, one of our field staff advised that ticks have recently been spotted, out in the Lillooet area.   Since our first notification a couple weeks ago, others have reported coming in contact with these dastardly creatures around the interior and south coast. Although this may seem to be...

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Working in the Cold?

Working in the Cold?

Stay Safe! Well I’m not sure if Mother Nature received the memo, identifying that the groundhog didn’t see his shadow. This was supposed to result in an early spring for us, not a deep freeze, which we are experiencing through most of the province. It has been suggested that the information may have been lost in the blizzard conditions, three weeks ago on the eastern coast, however a reminder to the great weather goddess may be in order. As...

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