Driving

Chase toddler inadvertently takes vehicle for a spin. (File photo)

Shuswap toddler takes SUV for a not-so-joyful ride

Mother dragged trying to rescue child, RCMP report neither injured

Chase toddler inadvertently takes vehicle for a spin. (File photo)
Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)

Burnaby RCMP nab motorcycle driver using paper licence plate, again

The same driver attempted to use a similar plate in August, according to police

Burnaby license plate found by RCMP on Oct. 1 (Burnaby RCMP handout)
Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways

Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways

Drivers without the proper winter tires – which must also be in good condition – can be fined $109

Winter tires, chains now mandatory along most B.C. highways
Speedometer (Pixabay.com)

British Columbians divulge worst driving habits in survey

Finder.com looks into dangerous and reckless driving habits across the country

Speedometer (Pixabay.com)
Temporary four-way stop added to Vernon intersection

Temporary four-way stop added to Vernon intersection

Change at 43rd Ave. and 20th St. is designed to curb increased traffic during construction periods

Temporary four-way stop added to Vernon intersection
A portion of Tronson Road in Vernon will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

Construction to slow traffic on Vernon’s Tronson Road

The work will take place in the 7200 block from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

A portion of Tronson Road in Vernon will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
A motorist was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impoundment after Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP responded to reports of an erratic driver in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 8. (File photo)

Motorist in Vernon issued 90-day driving prohibition

RCMP respond to reports of erratic driver; find vehicle and driver after vehicle hit light standard

A motorist was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impoundment after Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP responded to reports of an erratic driver in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 8. (File photo)
Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)

Rock flies off hillside, strikes transport truck on Highway 1 near Chase

RCMP report the semi had to be towed after the August incident but the driver was not badly injured

Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)
Drivers along 28 Avenue and 42 Street in Vernon may experience delays as crews work on renewing a sanitary utility starting next week, the city said Aug. 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Traffic delays expected as more road work to start in Vernon

City crews to renew sanitary utility along 28 Ave. and 42 St. starting next week

Drivers along 28 Avenue and 42 Street in Vernon may experience delays as crews work on renewing a sanitary utility starting next week, the city said Aug. 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Stagnant water drained from Vernon’s Polson Park

Stagnant water drained from Vernon’s Polson Park

The park has been reopened to vehicle traffic, some areas still need time to dry out

Stagnant water drained from Vernon’s Polson Park
A section of Back Enderby Road will be closed from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2020, for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

Section of Back Enderby Road to close for two weeks

The road will be closed starting Aug. 24 for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert

A section of Back Enderby Road will be closed from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2020, for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
Road cleared following South Okanagan incident

Road cleared following South Okanagan incident

Early Monday morning vehicle incident impacts Highway 97 traffic

Road cleared following South Okanagan incident
Driving Hands Vernon co-owners Pam Wood (left) and Vic Spooner are closing their safe ride home business after seven years due to the pandemic. (Facebook photo)

Vernon designated driving company calls it a night

Driving Hands shutting down after seven years of providing safe rides home due to pandemic

Driving Hands Vernon co-owners Pam Wood (left) and Vic Spooner are closing their safe ride home business after seven years due to the pandemic. (Facebook photo)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Police suspect driver in multi-vehicle collision near Chase on June 2, 2020 may have fallen asleep. (File photo)

Napping driver suspected of causing four-vehicle Highway 1 collision near Chase

Transport truck among vehicles hit, RCMP report only minor injuries sustained

Police suspect driver in multi-vehicle collision near Chase on June 2, 2020 may have fallen asleep. (File photo)
Construction on Vernon’s 32nd Avenue will begin Monday, June 15, 2020. (Google photo)

Work on 32nd Avenue in Vernon to begin next week

Water main, storm sewer and sanitary sewer will be replaced; new traffic signal will be installed

Construction on Vernon’s 32nd Avenue will begin Monday, June 15, 2020. (Google photo)
DriveBC is reporting pools of water between Crystal Waters Road and Grandview Flats North for 37.5 km, Friday, June 12, 2020. (DriveBC photo)

Water pooling on North Okanagan highways

DriveBC is reporting water pooling on various sections of highways in the area

DriveBC is reporting pools of water between Crystal Waters Road and Grandview Flats North for 37.5 km, Friday, June 12, 2020. (DriveBC photo)
Construction on 48th Avenue in Vernon continues, June 12, 2020. (Contributed)

Work continues on 48th Avenue in Vernon

The project is expected to be completed by mid-July

Construction on 48th Avenue in Vernon continues, June 12, 2020. (Contributed)
A 25-year-old man was arrested after fleeing from the cops along Westside Road in a vehicle previously stolen from the Vernon area Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Kelowna man arrested after fleeing from cops in truck stolen in Vernon

Police deployed a spike strip along Westside Road prior to the arrest

A 25-year-old man was arrested after fleeing from the cops along Westside Road in a vehicle previously stolen from the Vernon area Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (RCMP photo)
A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MAP: Province adds 35 portable toilets along B.C. routes for truck drivers

The portable toilets were added to replace rest stops which have been shuttered due to COVID-19

A map of 35 portable toilets made available during COVID-19 for truck drivers in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)