B.C.’s transportation minister says variable speed limit signs are now active in three locations in the province as part of a pilot project to help reduce the frequency and severity of weather-related crashes.

Todd Stone says the signs are now being used on the Coquihalla, the Sea to Sky and near Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

He says the electronic signs will adjust the speed limit according to conditions and will require drivers to slow down and reduce their speed in bad weather.

The ministry is spending $12.5 million to install and run the pilot systems, which were largely made and manufactured in B.C.