Speed

Information related to vehicle speed and speeding.

RESOURCE - Point to Point Speed Enforcement

Speed DemonPoint to point speed enforcement involves monitoring motorist's average speeds over a highway segment and then prosecuting drivers whose average speed was too high for the posted speed limit over the segment. This is an automated enforcement method that uses automated number plate recognition and other technologies.

VIEWPOINT - The Cost of Following the Speed Limit

SoapboxI am 79 years old and I consider myself a very safe driver. I have driven hundreds of thousand of miles, from city bus in Edmonton, to semi trailer from Edmonton to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Fort Mac. and Yellow Knife, and thousands of miles by private auto. I have never been the cause of an accident, and I have only gotten one (1) speeding ticket. That was not entirely my fault.

What Does It Cost to Slow Down in a School Zone?

School Crossing GuardIt's tough to write a fresh article on some traffic safety topics. Urging drivers to watch for children and slow down in school zones at the start of each school year is one example of this. Everyone should know this along with the fact that traffic police will be active in school zones issuing expensive tickets for those who don't slow to 30 on a regular school day.

Q&A - Disputing Speeding in a Playground Zone Ticket

Q&A ImageI received a Violation Ticket (Speed in Playground Zone) about a year ago and will be disputing it at some point... (I still have not received my court date)

CASE LAW - R v Soriano

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMr. Soriano was convicted of speeding and fined $138 on April 6, 2010. He subsequently appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court of BC claiming that the verdict was unreasonable because he was not exceeding the speed limit. There was a miscarriage of justice because his hearing was not fair.

Q&A - Minimum Speed Limit?

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Is there a minimum speed on municipal roads? For example, if a road has a designated speed limit of 50 km/h, is there an inferred or statuatory minimum speed for that road?

Q&A - Excessive Speed and Vehicle Impound

Q&A ImageMy girlfriend used my car last night and was caught speeding. Besides the ticket, my vehicle was impounded for 7 days. I was out of province and returned today and now can't get to work. So... How is this my problem?

My car is insured, she has a license and was fined as well. She drove her car to pick me up.

She still allowed to drive but I can't?? This is absurd.

Using Stop Signs to Control Speed

stop signSpeeds considered excessive by residents are considered reasonable by these same persons when they are driving in another neighborhood. This observation is taken from a publication titled Speed Control in Residential Areas by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). It goes on to say that residents’ complaints are usually accompanied by a proposed solution to the speeding problem...stop signs.

VIDEO - Motorcycle Reconstruction

video iconAnother great slow motion video from Australia's Transport Accident Commission (TAC). The public education campaign targets two of Victoria's biggest issues in road safety -- motorcycle safety and speed. The campaign, titled "Reconstruction", features a slow motion replay of a crash involving a motorcyclist and a car.

Q&A - Another Take On Slower Traffic Failing To Keep Right

Q&A ImageI have a question for you and hope you can answer it.

You're driving from Kelowna to Vancouver on the Okanagan Connector. There are two lanes for your direction of travel. The fast lane seems to be pretty clean with bare pavement. The slow lane is covered in snow and doesn't look safe. You have winter tires and everything, but bare pavement always beats compact snow.

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