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RCMP Conducting Winter Road Checks

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 10:12 AM
Winter conditions led to this crash at Westwood and Ferry last week - photo 250News

Winter conditions led to this crash at Westwood and Ferry last week – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – For those of you not convinced by last Friday’s sudden burst of winter, Mounties are reminding motorists to be winter ready before heading out on area roads.

To ensure compliance, the RCMP along with ICBC and CVSE are conducting a road check at the Beaverley Brake Check on Highway 16 West today.

Corporal Madonna Saunderson, media relations spokesperson with North District RCMP, says there are things you can do to prepare your vehicle for driving.

“For your vehicle, install winter tires, have a vehicle maintenance check, change your wiper blades to winter blades, fill the windshield wiper reservoir, ensure the snow and ice is removed from all windows, lights, mirrors, hood and roof.”

She also reminds drivers to maintain a safe following distance and to slow down and drive for the road conditions.

Last week’s snowfall led to traffic chaos with fender benders and minor accidents throughout the city.


Who’s Beverly and why does she have a brake check? :)

They need to make winter tires mandatory everywhere in the North, not just specific highways.


    Yes. It looks like in towns would be a very good place to start too.

Even with the best winter tires on still doesn’t give you the green light to drive like an idiot.

“Winter conditions led to this crash at Westwood and Ferry last week”
No it didn’t. Somebody goofed up!
There are times in our lives when we look up at the police officer and say,
why am I getting a ticket? Sometimes you have to reflect on your driving abilities and say, maybe it’s time to take a defensive driving course, couldn’t hurt. No, you say, I’m a great driver. Pious people say that.
If you find yourself in a situation where you’re at fault, you’ve got a raging driver yelling at you, yeah, it may be time to take a course.
We get stuck in a rut with our driving abilities, take the course and find a safer way of driving. I’ve instructed and have had drivers say, yeah, this course helped me huge. All it can do is help.

Please don’t do any checks during the dark hours. We wouldn’t want all the aholes with drivers licences, illegal lighting and unsafe equipment actually getting caught.

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