• Holiday Closure August 1 – September 15
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    On line registration is COMING SOON – until then and while our office is closed you can register for September Air Brake and Traffic Control Courses ONLY by emailing info@roadmasters.ca To view more dates for Traffic Control Courses please refer to; https://www.bccsa.ca/TCP-Course-Listings.html? Thank you for your patience and have a safe summer! […]
  • NEW Training Location – 100 Maplebank Road.
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    We’re proud to offer a new training location for Air Brake and Traffic Control Courses at IMTARC –100 Maplebank Rd. in Esquimalt. The location offers a bright spacious training environment with plenty of free parking, a kitchen with; coffee/tea, fridge, microwave. […]
  • FEATURED Article by 3M is a great read!!
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    BC’s TCP training program has been highlighted in a feature article on 3M’s website for educating on the safe placement and use of traffic control devices: http://sciencecentre.3mcanada.ca/sc/3m-reflective-sheeting-bccsa/ […]

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Holiday Closure August 1 – September 15

On line registration is COMING SOON – until then and while our office is closed you can register for September Air Brake and Traffic Control Courses ONLY by emailing info@roadmasters.ca

To view more dates for Traffic Control Courses please refer to; https://www.bccsa.ca/TCP-Course-Listings.html?

Thank you for your patience and have a safe summer!

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NEW Training Location – 100 Maplebank Road.

We’re proud to offer a new training location for Air Brake and Traffic Control Courses at

IMTARC –100 Maplebank Rd. in Esquimalt. The location offers a bright spacious training environment with plenty of free parking, a kitchen with; coffee/tea, fridge, microwave.

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FEATURED Article by 3M is a great read!!

BC’s TCP training program has been highlighted in a feature article on 3M’s website for educating on the safe placement and use of traffic control devices:

http://sciencecentre.3mcanada.ca/sc/3m-reflective-sheeting-bccsa/

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Updated Legislation to Winter Tires & Chains

Winter Tires and Chains

Winter road conditions across most of B.C. often include snow and ice. Rapid changes in elevation and weather can make the province’s highway conditions unpredictable. You may start a trip in sunshine but face stretches of slush, ice, heavy snowfall or compact snow along the way.

Drivers must obey Winter Tire and Chain signs throughout the province from October 1 to March 31.

Sections of highways requiring winter tires or chains onboard are marked with roadside signs. For passenger vehicles, chains on summer tires are not an acceptable substitute for winter tires on signed highways.

Should you go beyond the signs without the proper equipment, you may be turned around by RCMP, CVSE, or another policing agency, and be subject to a fine.

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Slow Down & Move Over Amended to Protect Roadside Workers

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is making a Motor Vehicle Act regulation change to simplify the Slow Down Move Over rule, making it safer for roadside workers.

Currently, the Slow Down Move Over regulation requires drivers to reduce speed and, if on a multi-lane road, move over to another lane when passing stopped vehicles with a flashing light, which are considered “official vehicles”. These include: police, fire, ambulance, tow trucks, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement vehicles, park rangers and conservation officers.

Stakeholders, including the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, raised concerns that the current regulation does not protect all roadside workers. For example, maintenance workers are frequently required to stop on the side of the road for inspections or highway maintenance. These workers are subject to an equal or higher risk than many of the workers covered under the current regulations.

The new regulatory amendment will simplify the Slow Down Move Over requirement so that it includes all vehicles displaying a flashing red, blue or yellow light. This will make it easier for drivers to know the rules of the road, as they will no longer have to check to see if the flashing light is on an “official vehicle”.

The amendment will improve safety for all roadside workers, including highway maintenance workers, utility workers, land surveyors, animal control workers and garbage collectors, reducing the risk of them being struck by passing vehicles. The amendment will come into force on Jan. 1, 2015.

Drivers must slow their speed to 70km/h when in an 80km/h or over zone, and 40km/h when in an under 80km/h zone. If travelling on a multi-lane road, the driver must move into another lane to pass where safe to do so. Failing to adjust your speed appropriately or failing to move over can result in a $173 ticket and three penalty points.

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Lost Traffic Control Wallet Card?

Replace a TCP Card

You must carry a valid TCP card on your person at all times while flagging. The fee to replace your card is $26.25 (including GST). Payment is payable in person at our office by cash, Visa or MasterCard. Payment can also be made by credit card over the phone or, you may send a money order by mail payable to:

BCCSA
#400, 625 Agnes Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y4

Personal cheques are not accepted.

For more information, please contact TCP@bccsa.ca or call 604.636.3675 between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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New Advanced Driver Training Course

Albion Driving School has just introduced a new level of driver training for Class 1….this course teaches the fundamentals that transport companies look for in new drivers. Learn how to chain up, proper load placement, load securement, how to slide axels and fifth wheel, communicating with dispatchers, filling out log books, scale procedures, and much more. This course takes place through BC’s mountainous terrain.  Check it out at….www.albiondrivertraining.com/new-advanced-driver-training-course/

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