Driving

Fardowsa Macleod was sentenced in BC Provincial Court after her dangerous driving led to a head-on collision on Highway 97A in Enderby in 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Reckless driver in head-on crash in Enderby sentenced to house arrest

Fardowsa Macleod’s dangerous driving in 2020 seriously injured the other driver

 

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Vernon’s Pottery Road Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023. (File photo)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Vernon

The pedestrian escaped the incident with minor injuries

 

The Okanagan Connector is closed due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC)

53 people injured in bus crash on Okanagan Connector on Christmas Eve

Kelowna, Penticton and Merritt hospitals are taking patients after major crash near Merritt

The Okanagan Connector is closed due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC)
Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
A pair of men were arrested after a risky, high speed attempt to evade police in Armstrong on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Two Okanagan men arrested after fleeing police in Armstrong

A Lake Country man and an Osoyoos man were arrested Friday

A pair of men were arrested after a risky, high speed attempt to evade police in Armstrong on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle at a Coldstream intersection Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (File photo)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in North Okanagan crosswalk

The 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries

A 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle at a Coldstream intersection Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (File photo)
All Are Family Outreach is trying to help a local grandmother acquire a set of donated winter tires, which she is in desperate need of as winter conditions arrive early. (Pixabay photo)

Outreach society looks to help Vernon family in dire need of winter tires

All Are Family Outreach is hoping somebody can donate winter tires to a grandmother of 6

All Are Family Outreach is trying to help a local grandmother acquire a set of donated winter tires, which she is in desperate need of as winter conditions arrive early. (Pixabay photo)
Ride sharing company Uride is planning to launch in Vernon in November 2022. (Uride/Facebook)

Ride sharing company expecting to launch in Vernon this month

Uride started recruiting drivers earlier this year

Ride sharing company Uride is planning to launch in Vernon in November 2022. (Uride/Facebook)
(DriveBC)

West Kelowna RCMP find 16 vehicles with inappropriate tires

As the season changes, your tires should too

(DriveBC)
If you have to drive in poor conditions, select the safest route and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

Winter will come – prepare yourself for winter driving

Even the most experienced drivers in regions of B.C. that routinely see…

  • Oct 24, 2022
If you have to drive in poor conditions, select the safest route and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.
A driver caught going 73km per hour over the posted speed limit in a cone zone has his vehicle impounded for seven days. The driver was caught while Kelowna RCMP and BCAA were out conducting the Slow Down, Move Over Campaign on Highway 97 North by Ellison Lake to educate drivers on the rules when roadside workers are present on Oct. 18, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

126 warnings issued in 1 hour during Kelowna RCMP cone zone safety stops

Kelowna RCMP and BCAA estimate stopping one vehicle every 45 seconds

A driver caught going 73km per hour over the posted speed limit in a cone zone has his vehicle impounded for seven days. The driver was caught while Kelowna RCMP and BCAA were out conducting the Slow Down, Move Over Campaign on Highway 97 North by Ellison Lake to educate drivers on the rules when roadside workers are present on Oct. 18, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)

Drivers urged to ‘Shift into Winter’ when heading out on B.C. roads

With changing seasons, Shift into Winter is reminding drivers of winter safety

It’s that time of year again, are you ready for winter driving conditions? (Photo credit: ICBC)
All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo

Winter tires are required on many B.C. routes between Oct. 1 and March 31

While fall’s leisurely arrival has winter driving far from the minds of…

All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo
A vehicle fire leaves its mark on the road Sept. 13 near Kalamalka Lakeview Drive south of Vernon (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A vehicle fire leaves its mark on the road Sept. 13 near Kalamalka Lakeview Drive south of Vernon (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A new study from UBC has found that people who’ve visited the emergency room for fainting aren’t prone to more car crashes than other drivers. (Freestock-photos/Pixabay.com)

Are you OK to drive after fainting? New UBC study says yes

A new study from UBC reveals that drivers who’ved fainted before pose no increased risk on the road

A new study from UBC has found that people who’ve visited the emergency room for fainting aren’t prone to more car crashes than other drivers. (Freestock-photos/Pixabay.com)
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
B.C. is currently Canada’s leading province in overall percentage of zero emission vehicle adoption (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward).
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)

Don’t be a statistic: ICBC, province urge travellers to drive safe over B.C. Day long weekend

B.C. Day long weekend can be one of the most dangerous as road trippers head out

  • Jul 28, 2022
Drivers are being advised to give themselves time, plan ahead, check for road construction and watch for other vulnerable road users on B.C. Day long weekend, a time when accident rates are usually higher than normal. (File photo)
Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)