Safe travel tips for B.C.’s resource roads

1. Expect large industrial vehicles that need more space and time to stop

  • Oct. 23, 2013 12:00 p.m.

British Columbia Forest Safety Council

Here are 10 tips from the  British Columbia Forest Safety Council for driving on resource roads:

1. Expect large industrial vehicles that need more space and time to stop.

2. Reduce speed, never exceed 80 km/hour, and drive according to road conditions and visibility.

3. Yield to industrial traffic.

4. Drive with your lights on.

5. Stop only in safe visible locations.

6. Observe and obey road signs.

7. Always have an emergency plan and kit, extra food, clothing and water.

8. Don’t drink and drive.

9. Stay alert! Focus on driving.

10. Wear your seatbelt.

“Every day needs to be a safe driving day on all our roads. My best advice to anyone, whether driving for business or pleasure, is never get in a vehicle to drive unless you are well-rested, prepared for the trip and ready to give 100 per cent of your focus and attention to the road,” said Rick Walters, director transportation, BCFSC.

About BCFSC:

 

The British Columbia Forest Safety Council is a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting safety in the forest industry. The organization provides training, information, guidance, safety advisor advocacy, safety reviews and audits to industry. Unsafe is Unacceptable.

 

 

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