With Winter fast approaching, RCMP Traffic Services will be stepping up enforcement, specificially speed enforcement on our roads and highways throughout the month of November. Drivers are reminded to slow down and give themselves extra time to get to their destination when road conditions are less than ideal.
The Fine for Speeding Relative to the Road Conditions under the Motor Vehicle Act is $167. Vehicles found speeding at 41 Kph over the posted speed limit can expect to be charged with Excessive Speed and have their vehicles impounded for 7 Days.
Also, police will be setting up check stops to ensure vehicles are prepared for winter by having good winter grip tires on them. Those found on the highways with inadequate tires can be fined $107. All-Season tires are not recommended for winter driving.
- Snow tires provided better traction and braking in deep snow
- Snow tires provide greater stability and control on slushy roads
- using snow tires on all four wheels of your vehicle allows for more effective acceleration, braking and cornering.
Studded tires are permitted between October 1 and April 30th.
For information on road conditions contact Drive BC at 1-800-550-4997 or www.drivebc.ca