Speed

Information related to vehicle speed and speeding.

Q&A - Speed Reader Boards

Dynamic Speed Display SignOur organization’s main office is located on a high traffic street with a playground across the street and despite sign postings and increased police presence we are still having issues with people speeding up and down this small stretch of the street.

Speed Kills, or Does it?

Speeding"Speed Kills!" is a popular road safety slogan that we hear often. It's pretty simplistic and when I look around me on the highway I am convinced that drivers either don't believe it or live in a world of denial. Speed alone doesn't kill, but combine it with poor driving skills or a bad decision and it definitely makes a bad situation worse.

Are Speed Reader Displays Effective?

Dynamic Speed Display SignDynamic speed display signs are popping up beside B.C.'s Highways. They display the speed of passing vehicles above a sign showing the posted speed limit. Are these signs useful in persuading drivers to keep to the limit and if so, how effective are they?

Increasing Speed While Being Passed

Passing Permitted SignPassing zones always presented interesting situations for traffic enforcement. There were many times when I would find one driver in the right lane traveling at or near the speed limit and another passing by in the left at a speed significantly in excess of the speed limit.

CASE LAW - R v Lukas

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this case Allen Lukas appeals his conviction for speeding based on the visual observation of his vehicle's speed made by Cst. Neid of the Kelowna R.C.M.P. Detachment.

PROGRAMS - 20's Plenty for Us

20's Plenty LogoThis web site supports a campaign for 20 mph speed limits in residential areas of Britain. The idea behind the movement is to bring pedestrians and cyclists back onto the streets, reduce injury if a collision occurs and showing that the reduction in speed costs motorists very little time.

Q&A - Showing Proof of Speed

Q&A ImageMy mom recently received a traffic ticket for speeding in school zone.

The officer verbally told her that she was driving at 45 km/h in the 30 zone. Later, my mom heard from her friend who also got a ticket that the officer who stopped her actually showed the speed sensor to her for how fast she was going at the time.

My questions are:

Q&A - Driving Too Fast for Conditions

Q&A ImageMy son was ticketed with driving too fast for conditions. The air and roads were dry. No 'conditions'. He was in an unfamiliar area at night and was in a roundabout which had a steep ditch on one side. As he was unfamiliar with the round about, he simply turned into the curb instead of following the curve of the road, and ended up over the curb and slightly down the embankment.

VIDEO - Slow it Down

videoThis video is an entry in ICBC's 180 Short Film contest described as "Speed limits are set up for a reason. They allow you to see more and, more importantly allow time for you to assess and focus on the road. Its a lot easier to react to road activity when your moving slower."

COMMUNITY ACTION - The Pace Car Program

Pace Car ProgramTired of speeding vehicles in your residential neighbourhood? Time to take action by becoming a Pace Car Community.

Pace Car Program participants pledge to follow the speed limit and in effect become a moving speed bump to prevent others from speeding. If there are enough participants traffic calming takes place and neighbourhood safety is promoted.

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