Six-in-Ten Albertans Support Dedicated Bike Lanes

A majority of residents (56%) favour the implementation of a bicycle sharing system similar to the ones in London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. Calgary, AB – In late April, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of building a dedicated network of cycle only lanes as a one-year pilot project set to begin in the… Read more »

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 »

A Third of British Columbians Call for Higher Speed Limit

There is little appetite across the province, or among drivers, to bring back photo radar. Vancouver, BC – A sizeable proportion of British Columbians feel it is time to implement a higher speed limit on the province’s highways, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with Black Press has found. The online survey of… 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 »

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 »

Crashes on the rise in B.C.; new ICBC campaign targets bad driving habits

According to a new survey completed by Insights West, most drivers say that driving in the province has gotten worse in the last five years – pointing at bad driving behaviours as one of the top contributors to B.C.’s road problems. Respondents feel that drivers today are more distracted, more aggressive and more impatient, making… Read more »

British Columbia Motorists Set to Repeat Last Year’s Winter Driving Mistakes

More than three-in-five drivers don’t feel they have to do anything different for winter driving this year. Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s latest annual Winter Driving Survey—conducted by Insights West—shows that, despite many motorists experiencing a winter driving incident last year, the majority (63%) have no plans to do more to prepare this year. For Dave… Read more »