New Radio Protocols for Resource Roads Set to Kick In
Prince George, B.C.- After working with industry’s road safety committees, the Province has announced new, mobile radio communication protocols will soon take effect.
The object of the changes is to improve safety for resource road users and will see new standardized signs, ratio call protocols and bank of standardized mobile radio channels.
Prince George, Nadina, Skeena-Stikine, Stuart-Nechako and Mackenzie natural resource districts in the North Area will convert to the new protocols and resource road radio channels as of June 1st.
All affected road users must have the new channels programmed into their mobile radios before the transition dates. Mobile radio users are advised to retain current radio channels and frequencies until they are no longer required.
It is recommended that mobile radio users have the full bank of standardized resource road radio channels programmed into their radios by certified radio technicians.
New signs posted on local resource roads will advise which radio channels to use and provide the communication protocols, including the road name and required calling intervals. Vehicle operators using
mobile radios to communicate their location and direction of travel must use the posted radio channels and call protocols.