British Columbia

Crashes double from Oct to Dec says BC safety group

RICHMOND, BC - The Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDSA) is urging drivers in British Columbia and everywhere to drive according to the weather conditions and go slow on the roads as Fall transitions into Winter. The group made up of industry insiders in that province, including the Government of B.C., the Insurance Corporation of B.C., and WorkSafeBC, says the number of police-attended collisions due to driving too fast for the weather conditions doubles each year in December, compared with October from the same year.

BC Paving the Way for More Truck Parking

DELTA, BC - The British Columbia government said Wednesday it will construct a new truck parking facility in Delta for commercial truckers traveling to the Lower Mainland. It will be built on provincial land on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. Site preparation will begin this fall and construction will start in spring 2016. When completed later in 2016, the truck parking facility will have room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight. It will include lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump. This facility is the first of at least two new truck parking facilities in the Lower Mainland under the B.C. on the Move program, the province's 10-year transportation plan.