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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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Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

November 15, 2013
Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

We receive a lot of questions about our highwaycams.  We’ve talked about some of the more popular ones in You Asked: The Top Five DriveBC WebCam Questions. But lately there’s been another question that’s come up: why do highwaycams go down when there’s been a traffic incident nearby? Just to be clear, highway cams...

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It’s ShakeOut Time: What’s Under Your Desk?

October 2, 2013

We’ll never turn down a chance to plug emergency preparedness. So when the folks at TranBC asked us to help promote The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, we wholeheartedly said, yes! As Emergency Management BC’s Social Media Unit, disaster readiness is a subject close to our heart – and one we know will eventually matter...

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Be Prepared – To Meet our New Incident Command Vehicle!

September 11, 2013
Be Prepared – To Meet our New Incident Command Vehicle!

A good boy scout is always prepared.  (Ask action film star Bruce Willis, he knows). While we might not have had Bruce Willis in mind when we acquired our new Mobile Response Unit (okay, maybe a little bit), we definitely had the transportation safety of British Columbians front and centre.  After all safety is...

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Behind the Scenes with 6 Cone Zone Workers

August 27, 2013
Behind the Scenes with 6 Cone Zone Workers

We often urge people to respect roadside work zones (also known as Cone Zones), especially when summer highway construction season ramps up. But as much as we support worker safety, it’s the  workers themselves who have the strongest messages to share. They’re the ones who have experienced what can happen when drivers lose focus....

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Technology: Improving Travel and Highway Safety

January 23, 2013
Technology: Improving Travel and Highway Safety

Here at TranBC, we love technology, and we’re constantly looking for new ways to make things easier and safer for you to get around. This year saw a lot of interesting developments, and we’ve got a summary of some of the top tech tales of 2012 here for your reading pleasure. Going Mobile DriveBC...

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An Emergency Kit Show and Tell to Help Shift Into Winter

December 18, 2012
An Emergency Kit Show and Tell to Help Shift Into Winter

We’ve been focusing a lot lately on preparing for winter driving, and an important part of that is making sure you and your car are equipped in case of an emergency. There are many lists out there with recommendations on what you can pack (see below for a few resources to get some good...

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Slow Down & Move Over

November 6, 2012
Slow Down & Move Over

“Slow Down, Move Over” legislation was added to the BC Motor Vehicle Act in 2009. With more than 400 roadside workers injured or killed in BC since 2001 — this law is essential in helping to protect the professionals who risk their lives to assist us when we need help. If you are travelling...

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Bridging the Week: Thanksgiving Style

October 8, 2012
Bridging the Week: Thanksgiving Style

This week we welcomed the month of October, the time of year when we start to wind down our summer maintenance activities and gear up for winter. Such is the ebb and flow of life in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  This long weekend, many of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving,...

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Hey, You Got a Problem? 9 Ways to Let Us (and Others) Know

September 18, 2012
Hey, You Got a Problem? 9 Ways to Let Us (and Others) Know

A concern, a problem, a beef, an issue… There are lots of words to express that something is unsatisfactory or unsettling to you. And at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are several ways you can tell us about something that you think is just not right on provincial roads. Your information helps...

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