Driving

The driver of this vehicle was stopped by police for stunt driving while under the influence of alcohol on March 25 and was issued a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Police impound two vehicles, ticket drivers for stunting in Saanich

Third driver’s vehicle impounded for excessive speeding

 

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the process of changing the name of Squaw Valley Road in the rural Lumby area. (Brittney Brewer photo)

Rural Okanagan road to be renamed to remove Indigenous slur

Transportation ministry is in the process of renaming rural road

 

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)

B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine

Ticket for $109, two penalty points issued under Motor Vehicle Act for crossing solid lines

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)
West Shore RCMP and the Integrated Road Safety Unit began checking for winter tires on Bear Mountain Parkway Dec. 23. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police inspecting for winter tires at Langford check stops

Winter or mud and snow tires are required between Oct. 1 and April 30

West Shore RCMP and the Integrated Road Safety Unit began checking for winter tires on Bear Mountain Parkway Dec. 23. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich police are reminding drivers to slow down and monitor the road conditions after two motorists hydroplaned and collided with utility poles off the Pat Bay Highway in a three-day span. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police call for caution on roads after two drivers hydroplane, hit utility poles in three days

Both drivers lost control on Pat Bay Highway, sustained minor injuries

Saanich police are reminding drivers to slow down and monitor the road conditions after two motorists hydroplaned and collided with utility poles off the Pat Bay Highway in a three-day span. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria-based driving instructors are concerned for their own and the community’s safety with the continued number of residents from COVID hotspots in the Lower Mainland coming to the city to take their driving road tests. (Black Press Media file photo)

Students from COVID hotspots travel to Victoria for driving tests

Union leader calls on government to institute stronger travel ban

Victoria-based driving instructors are concerned for their own and the community’s safety with the continued number of residents from COVID hotspots in the Lower Mainland coming to the city to take their driving road tests. (Black Press Media file photo)
Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich reduces Prospect Lake Road speed limit to 30 km/h

New speed limit in effect as of Dec. 1 from Goward Road to Estelline Road

Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pedestrian fatalities in B.C. spike during fall and winter months. Weather and driver distraction are two contributing factors, according to ICBC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police remind drivers to use caution during rainy, dark days

Pedestrian fatalities spike in fall and winter months: ICBC

Pedestrian fatalities in B.C. spike during fall and winter months. Weather and driver distraction are two contributing factors, according to ICBC. (Black Press Media file photo)
Blanshard Street, between Burdett Avenue and Douglas Street, will be closed to traffic Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 while crews repave the road. (City of Victoria)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Blanshard Street will be closed this weekend

Crews will be repaving Blanshard Street between Burdett Avenue and Douglas Street

Blanshard Street, between Burdett Avenue and Douglas Street, will be closed to traffic Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 while crews repave the road. (City of Victoria)
Saanich police crackdown on unsafe driving behaviour as Operation Impact 2020 kicks off. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police crackdown on unsafe driving behaviour as Operation Impact 2020 kicks off. (Black Press Media file photo)
Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)

Burnaby RCMP nab motorcycle driver using paper licence plate, again

The same driver attempted to use a similar plate in August, according to police

Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)
Chain-up and winter tire regulations are in effect starting Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chain-up and winter tire regulations are in effect starting Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Speedometer (Pixabay.com)

British Columbians divulge worst driving habits in survey

Finder.com looks into dangerous and reckless driving habits across the country

Speedometer (Pixabay.com)
Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)

Saanich police encourage safe driving habits as rain leads to pooling on roadways

Slow down, inspect vehicle ahead of driving in wet autumn weather

Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)
Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)

Greater Victoria police warn of low visibility on roads due to wildfire smoke, fog

Watch for other road users, ensure headlights work, police say

Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk pedestrian hit by sober driver in Colwood

Man crossed the road at area without a crosswalk or street lights

West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heavy fog can be seen on the Malahat summit Tuesday morning. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Drivers reminded to slow down, turn lights on as heavy fog covers Malahat

DriveBC traffic cams show fog disperses near Tunnel Hill

Heavy fog can be seen on the Malahat summit Tuesday morning. (DriveBC traffic camera)
A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MAP: Province adds 35 portable toilets along B.C. routes for truck drivers

The portable toilets were added to replace rest stops which have been shuttered due to COVID-19

A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)