Q&A - How Do We Increase Enforcement On Our Highways?
I have lived in the southern interior of BC . for just over 20 years .
I ‘m told that through my work experience , driving of commercial trucks as well as my own personal vehicles , I am considered to be a professional driver. I am currently semi – retired and drive a school bus for a local school district .
The point I would like to make is that for about the last 10 years I have witnessed a dramatic decline in respect for other drivers on our roads and highways throughout the southern interior of BC . I continually witness tail gaiters , speeding , passing on blind corners , passing on solid lines , distracted drivers and people who do not drive at a speed that is safe for the current road conditions .
I must purchase a dash cam !
I have written e-mails to both provincial and federal officials ( MLA / MP ) with no satisfying answers . I would like to see more law enforcement on our highways to get these “ Bad Drivers “ off the roads .
I travel frequently in the southern interior as well as a few trips over to Alberta to visit family . The difference between the 2 provinces is like night and day . In BC I can drive several hundreds of kilometers and “ Never “ see an RCMP vehicle anywhere , unless there is an accident .
There are some highways now that I refuse to travel on as I feel it is too risky .
On trips over to Alberta I encounter RCMP , law enforcement almost on every trip . I even see drivers pulled over and being ticketed , not in BC !
I recently tried contacting a BC TV station to see if they might be interested in investigating my story , no reply , guess they are not interested .
Any suggestions as to how to get more law enforcement out on our roads and highways in BC like they do in Alberta ? What are they doing that is so different from us in BC ? I right now the only recourse I have is that if some disrespectful “ Bad Driver “ involves me in their accident they better have a Harvard Lawyer because I’m going to sue them for everything they have . ( house , boat , rv , pension , etc ).
I do hope that through the ICBC survey they listen to the safer , respectful drivers , give us a break on our premiums and make the “ Bad Drivers “ pay .