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.
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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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