Reducing Excessive Driving Speeds in Designated BC Road Safety Corridors, For All Drivers, All The Time
More good news from the UBCM Conference! The mayors and councillors passed a resolution in support of using average-speed-over-distance or point-to-point speed enforcement to improve safety on roads including the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 at Lions Bay, the Malahat Highway 1 or the Coquihalla Highway 5. The high motor vehicle speeds make cycling on these critically connections unsafe and uncomfortable.
Please email the Premier in support speed enforcement on dangerous highways.
Resolution B103 Reducing Excessive Driving Speeds in Designated BC Road Safety Corridors, For All Drivers, All The Time, states:
Whereas the correlation between excessive speed and road accidents is well accepted, and the high human and economic cost to British Columbia is well understood;
And whereas average-speed-over-distance or point-to-point technology has proven extremely effective in jurisdictions worldwide at controlling road speed for all drivers all the time in designated road safety corridors:
Therefore be it resolved that the provincial government be requested to pilot average-speed-over-distance technology at one or more suitable locations in BC, including but not limited to the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 at Lions Bay, the Malahat Highway 1 or the Coquihalla Highway 5.
Thanks to Lions Bay for moving this resolution forward and to all the mayors and councillors who voted for safer roads!
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