This is a video outlining proper VHF radio communication and vehicle safety protocols for recreational traffic on an active forest road in British Columbia Canada. Shot in Golden BC, and commissioned by SledGolden, Rec Sites and Trails BC and Canfor, the goal is to raise awareness and to contribute to snowmobiler safety while travelling. Get home safe.
Active Forest Road Safety Guidelines
- When entering onto an active logging road proceed with extreme caution.
- Never attempt to pass a logging truck. If it pulls over, it is most likely preparing to meet another truck.
- Every log truck has radio communication. If you do not have a radio, you are safest to follow behind a log truck and it will call your position for you.
- If using a radio, call your kilometre locations and indicate whether you are traveling ‘up’ or ‘down’ .
- Always call your location when starting out from the parking lot, starting onto a new road and at the ‘must call’ signs.
- Always yield the right-of-way to logging trucks.
- There are many wide spots along the way. Anticipate the location of the loaded truck and pull into a wide spot before you meet and wait for the truck to pass.
- When pulling over into a wide spot, park as far up as possible to leave room behind you for others.