Semi-filmed driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP investigation – Penticton Western News


The driver of a semi-trailer truck was caught by an on-board camera crossing a continuous double centerline on a curve, passing other semi-trailers on Highway 5A on December 2.

Twitter user Pubg Warrior posted the video saying, “Reckless driving on Highway 5a, putting all other drivers at risk (crossing yellow doubles in a curve).”

Transportation BC, which is responsible for safety and law enforcement on commercial vehicles, is aware of the video and the incident, and its staff plan to contact the transportation company involved.

After the video was posted on Twitter, the BC Highway Patrol said it had a patrol commander in the area and would review it.

“Dangerous and unprofessional words come to mind. Please don’t sacrifice safety for speed – we live with the pressures you are under. BEFORE CHRIST . cannot afford a long highway closure due to commercial vehicle accidents (VCM). Slow down, please! ”Wrote BC Highway Patrol.

On December 6, the BC Highway Patrol confirmed that they were continuing to investigate the incident and are still hoping to speak with the driver who posted the dashcam video.

Highway 5A between Princeton and Kamloops has become the primary route for commercial truck traffic since Coquihalla closed due to flood damage. This has resulted in a considerable increase in truck traffic on the road.

The BC Highway Patrol has intensified its patrols on Highways 3 and 5A since it became the only route between the Lower Mainland and the interior and the rest of Canada.

Unfortunately, with more traffic, there were deaths. Three people died in a frontal accident involving transport trucks on Highway 3.

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