Speed

Information related to vehicle speed and speeding.

Overdriving Low Beam Headlights

headlightsHave you ever given any thought to how far you can see at night as you are driving along down the highway? High beam headlights seem to overpower the dark, but there are a lot of situations where we are limited to using just the low beams. I was required to calculate the safe speed using only low beam headlights at a seminar and I was surprised at the result.

Q&A - Back Alleys

Q&A ImageFor a few months now I have been trying to locate specific information on the rules of the road pertaining to back lanes and alleyways. Simply trying to get a concrete source on the speed limit of back lanes, especially those running along school zones, has been incredibly difficult.

READING - Driver Attitude to Speeding and Speed Management

SpeederCanadian drivers seem to agree that speeding is a dangerous action. It increases the possibility of collision, injury and death on our highways. However, most drivers have a fairly elastic view of how the speed limits apply to themselves with the majority (7 in 10) reporting that they occasionally exceed the speed limit. Regardless, there is significant public support for anti-speeding measures.

READING - Speed Enforcement by Section Control

ETSC LogoSection control is a method of speed enforcement involving a series of cameras installed over a stretch of road. An image and data are recorded for each vehicle as they enter and leave two points in the system (a section of road).

ROADSENSE TIPS - Slow Down in a School Zone

ICBC LogoSeptember means kids are heading back to school, so drivers need to be extra careful. Remember that school zones are in effect again and that means lower speed limits. This month's tip will help remind you what to watch out for in school zones.

CASE LAW - R v Lambert

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis case involves a speeding ticket dispute. Mr. Lambert was the second of two vehicles, the first measured in radar at 130 km/h and his at 126 km/h. Mr. Lambert raised a number of issues common to lay people making a dispute.

CASE LAW - R v Lambert

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this B.C. Supreme Court case Mr. Lambert is appealing his conviction on a traffic ticket for speeding at 126 km/h in a posted 90 km/h speed zone. He raised the following points in his appeal:

Q&A - Speed in a Municipality

Q&A ImageA friend of mine just received a speeding ticket and she has some questions about it. The description of offence says "speed signs", ACT is "MVA" and section is "146(7)". What does this mean? She says it is supposed to be a speeding ticket but she doesn't think the actual speed was recorded.

ICBC’s top 10 excuses for why people speed

ICBC LogoIf you’re caught speeding, you’ll want to throw away your bag of excuses. Police have heard it all and are warning drivers excuses won’t get you out of a ticket at any time. We asked police across the province to share drivers’ top excuses for speeding:

READING - Recidivist Speeding Offender Intervention

Speed DemonQuoted from the document introduction:

Because even low end speeding increases the collective risk to road users there has been
substantial investment in preventing such behaviour. Currently in Australia and New Zealand there
is a heavy reliance on enforcement initiatives, backed up by mass media campaigns like the RTA’s
Speeding: No one thinks big of you campaign and the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC)

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