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Video of a commercial truck going through dangerous Interior BC This week I drew a swift condemnation.

According to the person who posted the video on December 2, the pass occurred on a windy two-lane portion of Highway 5A.

The commercial truck, after rounding a corner, passes another half on a short straight stretch, crossing a double solid line to do so.

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The pass is completed as you go up a small hill and just before an oncoming curve.

Highway 5A runs from Kamloops to Princeton, and usually does not draw in volume as the nearby Coquihalla Highway.

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However, with Coquihalla currently closed due to flood damage, smaller highways in the interior of BC are seeing significant increases in commercial traffic.

The post on Twitter received quick responses from both BC Transportation and BC Highway Patrol.

BC Highway Patrol thanked the poster for the video, adding, “Dangerous and unprofessional words come to mind. Please don’t sacrifice safety for speed – we’re stressing you out. BC can’t afford long highway closures due to (commercial car) accidents. Please slow down!”


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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) urges caution after another serious accident on Highway 97

Meanwhile, BC Transportation said that implementation of commercial vehicle safety measures will be pursued in the province.

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Last week, three people were killed in a head-on collision between two transport trucks on Highway 3. The highway was closed for 16 hours, and after the fatal accident, the British Columbia Highway Patrol urged motorists to travel only for essential reasons.

“With many major roads closed and travel limited or only restricted on others, those highways that are open to essential travel are expected to see an increase in traffic volume in general, and commercial vehicle traffic in particular, and this includes Interstate 3.”


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