Every autumn, British Columbia highway conditions start to experience a chilling transition, which usually lasts until at least February. To combat the higher risks of driving through snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures, we encourage travellers to make the Shift into Winter. It’s a shift in the way we prepare our vehicles and behave on the roads. It’s also a shift in the way the ministry manages highway maintenance, from snow plowing to avalanche control.
Shift into Winter is a joint provincial initiative supported by organizations committed to improving the safety of drivers during the winter months. The ministry’s Winter Driving Safety Alliance partners include BC Forest Safety Council, BC Road Builders, BCAA Road Safety Foundation, BCTA, ICBC, RCMP, Trucking Safety Council of BC, and WorkSafeBC.
Make the shift with these winter driving tips.