Resource Road Radio Pilot Projects

Before radio communications standards could be implemented on natural resource roads in British Columbia, three pilot projects were initiated across the province.

The goal of the pilot projects was to examine whether road safety could be improved through standardized protocols for mobile communications when travelling on provincial resource roads.

The pilot projects successfully implemented:

  • Standardized radio communications signage
  • Dedicated resource road radio channels
  • Standardized call procedures, including
    • Road name
    • Location
    • Direction travelled (up or down)
    • Vehicle type
    • Calling interval

The new standard protocols are being gradually expanded from the original pilot areas into other areas of B.C.

The pilot projects revealed challenges in regards to the incorporation of tones in the radio channels associated with the pilot radio frequencies. As a result, new resource road channels without tones have been established for provincial implementation.

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