Gasoline use in Canada was limited during the war through the use of ration coupon books like this one.
The federal government placed strict limits on the purchase of gasoline during the Second World War, but extra fuel could be made available under special circumstances.
Hitch-hiking was very common in the 1940s and this sign, placed on the car's dashboard or glued to a window, indicated that the driver was happy to give a ride to anyone in uniform.
To achieve an effective blackout, the BC government issued this pamphlet to instruct drivers on modifying their cars, motorcycles, and bicycles by masking the headlights.
The operator of this commercial vehicle was allowed 200 units of fuel each year. Each coupon bore the vehicle license plate number, to guard against misuse.