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7 Ways to Travel Safely this Easter Weekend

April 17, 2014
Easter Long Weekend.

Easter long weekend is here, the weather is getting nicer, and hitting the road to see family and friends is on the agenda. It’s really important you get to where you’re going safely (especially because there’s some wintery driving conditions on a few of our highways). Every year, over the Easter holiday, an average...

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Malahat Safety Improvements: Round Two

April 14, 2014
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It’s full steam ahead for a second round of safety improvements on the Malahat, with work expected to kick off in May and finish in the spring of 2015. Once this work is completed, over 50% of the Malahat will have median barriers.  These improvements were identified in the 2012 Malahat Corridor study, and...

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A Glimpse at the Many Faces of Spring on B.C. Highways

March 20, 2014
A Glimpse at the Many Faces of Spring on B.C. Highways

Spring has finally sprung! Or has it? While today marks the official arrival of spring, a quick glimpse around our beautiful province through the eyes of DriveBC HighwayCams reveals many different kinds of roads to be travelled – all depending on your location. Spring does not treat all B.C. drivers equally. After all, it’s...

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A Look Behind the Scenes at Winter Maintenance in B.C.

March 19, 2014

When the snow starts falling, the plows hit the roads. Sounds like it could almost be a country song, but it’s also the theme of our latest video, which was shot on location in the east Kootenays this winter with the help of our local maintenance contractor, Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting. We touch on...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

March 18, 2014
Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

When winter hits, firefighters have to achieve a delicate balance between speed and safety. As emergency responders, their goal is to arrive on scene as fast as possible without putting themselves or other drivers at risk. This is Part 3 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how various people, representing various professions,...

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50 Ways to be Distracted – What Are Yours?

March 13, 2014
50 Ways to be Distracted – What Are Yours?

Think quickly now! What do the following 10 activities have in common? removing food crumbs from around your mouth, patting your puppy, eating a sloppy sandwich, trying to quiet scrapping kids, fumbling for an address, grooming facial hair, searching for sunglasses, grooving out to tunes, picking something out of your teeth and scanning a...

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Double Avalanche: All the Way

February 27, 2014

Sometimes, the sheer power and raw beauty of nature (with a little help from us, for safety’s sake) are so overwhelming, you just have to sit back and say, “Like, wow man. Double avalanche! All the way!” (much a like a certain popular rainbow video) That’s exactly what we did when we received this...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Highway Maintenance

February 26, 2014

Perhaps no group monitors winter on B.C. highways more vigilantly than the ministry’s maintenance contractors. They are on call around the clock, ready to battle the ice, slush and snow that can threaten travellers’ safety at a moment’s notice. This is Part 2 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how people, representing...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Paramedics

February 19, 2014
Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… Paramedics

If a highway incident happens, the British Columbia Ambulance Service is one of the first responders on the scene. Paramedics such as Corey Viala and Annemarie Byers have seen a lot. And, sadly, a lot of what they’ve seen, including the injuries they’ve treated, was preventable. This is Part 1 of a Shift Into...

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The ABCs of Winter Highway Classification and Maintenance

February 7, 2014
The ABCs of Winter Highway Classification and Maintenance

Our maintenance contractors work hard every day to keep BC highways safe and traffic moving smoothly. Because British Columbia is a geographically diverse province, our contractors can face any number of unique challenges where highway maintenance is concerned, especially in winter. In order to make sure they understand exactly what is expected of them...

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