Just Half of B.C. Drivers Plan to Use Winter Tires This Season

BCAA Annual Winter Driving Survey reveals one-in-three B.C. drivers admit to “freaking out” when they have to drive in snow Burnaby, B.C. – A new survey for the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) reveals that British Columbians are not fully prepared for winter driving conditions, with only half planning to install winter tires and one-in-four… Read more »

British Columbians Concerned About School Zone Road Safety

BCAA School Zone Safety survey reveals common driving mistakes in school zones and how drivers can contribute to better safety 72 per cent in B.C. believe that road safety in school zones is worse around “back to school” times. 80 per cent in B.C. think motorists are aware of the rules of the road when… Read more »

British Columbians Anxious About the Safety of Senior Drivers

Despite concerns, most residents are struggling to have tough conversations with the senior drivers in their lives. Burnaby, BC – With the BC Stats agency projecting the number of seniors to rise by nearly 30 per cent over the next few decades, the British Columbia Automobile Association’s (BCAA) new Senior Driver Survey shows that British… Read more »

Most Metro Vancouverites Think Car Sharing Options Will Reduce Traffic Congestion

BCAA launches Evo: a new one-way car sharing service and Vancouver’s first all hybrid, five-passenger fleet to suit B.C. lifestyle. Burnaby, B.C. – Today, BCAA launches Evo Car Share, Vancouver’s only pick-up and drop-off anywhere car sharing service to offer a full fleet of four-door, hybrid vehicles. With room for five passengers, cargo space and… Read more »

BC motorists admit to being Canada’s worst winter drivers but many doing little to prepare – new BCAA survey

Drivers overplay their skills, underestimate weather conditions and downplay risks Burnaby, B.C. – B.C. motorists feel pretty good about their winter driving skills heading into what the World Meteorological Organization predicts will be a colder and stormier season across the province. Despite the majority admitting to being the worst winter drivers in the nation in… Read more »

Drivers Turning BC’s School Zones Into Wild West

Parents speed, ignore road signs and put kids at risk. Burnaby, BC – Speeding, ignoring road signs and hostility are just a few driving behaviours that BCAA’s School Zone Safety survey reveals parents are doing every day. The problem is bad and getting worse according to 48% of respondents to the survey conducted by Insights… Read more »

New survey shows British Columbians back travelling after weak dollar and high living costs kept them grounded for a few years

Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey shows that, after staying home for a few years, British Columbians are venturing outside of the province and travelling again with longer trips being the trend for the year. According to the BCAA survey on travel trends conducted by Insights West, British Columbians who typically travel outside of… Read more »

B.C. Kids at Risk from Second-Hand Child Car Seats and Installation Mistakes

Only one-in-four drivers have had their child car seat checked by a certified expert. Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey reveals many parents in British Columbia take risks when transporting their kids, such as using a second-hand child car seat and not checking regularly for proper installation. The survey, conducted by Insights West for… Read more »

More Parents in British Columbia Are Driving Aggressively in School Zones

BCAA asks parents to make a “new school year” resolution to improve driving habits Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey, conducted by Insights West, shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse in British Columbia. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across… Read more »

Drivers Putting Roadside Workers’ Lives at Risk in British Columbia

Law breaking, rubbernecking and speeding are some of the unsafe behaviours reported. Burnaby, BC – Summer is high season for vehicle breakdowns and a new survey— commissioned by BCAA and conducted by Insights West—shows that unsafe driver behaviours and ambivalence are putting roadside workers’ lives at risk. “I have at least one close call a… Read more »