Information related to vehicle speed and speeding.

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.

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.

VIDEO - Staying in Mantrol

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Stay in Mantrol is an anti-speed campaign from the New Zealand Transport Agency. The following quote from their web site summarizes the campaign:

These lads are not boy racers. They're not driving deliberately recklessly – they've just grown comfortable with speed and they don't see any issue with going a little faster than others.

NEWS - Street Racing Vehicles Forfeited

BC FlagThe 2008 Ferrari Scuderia and 2008 BMW M6 used in a near 200 km/h street race on the Mount Seymour access have been seized under the BC civil forfeiture rules and will be sold at auction. The proceeds will be divided up among the owners, drivers and the province.

Excessive Speed

Radar TrapI would have thought that being faced with a fine of either $368 or $483 and 3 penalty points would make any driver hesitate to exceed the speed limit by more than 40 or more than 60 km/h. Even so, more than 10,000 drivers were fined in this manner last year in BC.

READING - IIHS Status Report, August 2010

IIHS LogoVolume 45, Number 8 of the IIHS Status Report is available for download in PDF format. This issue looks at how hot button issues often drive highway safety policy and may take away from initiatives that have greater potential to save lives. It also examines speed limiters on commercial vehicles from a point of view of fuel consumption as well as safety.


ICBC LogoSchool's back, and that means 30 km/h school zones are also in effect. A car travelling at 50 km/h in ideal conditions takes 37 metres to stop. At 30 km/h, you can stop in less than half that distance. ICBC's tip features a crossing guard explaining why it's so important drivers slow down in school zones.

Q&A - Publicising Speeding Enforcement

Q&A ImageWhy are radar locations are allowed to be broadcast on the radio road reports? I have seen, so many times, people drive slow where they know radar is, only to start speeding once they get past them. Isn't the idea of radar to catch the speeders?

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