Road safety

Understanding why crashes happen

You can't ever be fully protected when you get behind the wheel. But there’s a lot you can do to make better informed decisions.

Distracted driving

Leave your phone alone—that's a first step to help keep your attention on the road.

Alcohol-impaired driving

Plan for a safe ride home before your first drink to keep our roads safer for everyone.

Drug-impaired driving

If you’re impaired by cannabis or other drugs, your ability to drive safely is compromised. Leave the driving to someone sober like a friend, designated driver, taxi, or transit.

Parking lot safety

Every parking lot crash is preventable. Prioritize safety by slowing down, watching for pedestrians and backing into parking spots.


Speeding is one of the leading causes of car crash fatalities in B.C. Keep yourself safe by slowing down, keeping your distance and passing with care.

High-risk driving

Following too closely and failing to yield are two of the most common high-risk driving behaviours. Find out how you can share the road safely.

Street Sense

Try Street Sense, a hazard perception application that immerses you in driving scenarios that mimic real driving conditions in B.C.