Government

Information relating to the government and traffic laws.

OPINION - Adventures in Active Transportation

BC Cycling Coalition LogoAdventures in Active Transportation is a blog post by Tannis Braithwaite, a member of the BC Cycling Coalition. In it, she highlights some of the barriers to active transportation in B.C., especially as they apply to provincial (non-municipal) highways. The focus here is still on moving motor vehicles, not active transportation.

E Ticketing and Ticket Dispute Adjudication

Question MarkThis article was written in May of 2015 when there was a brief flurry in the media about the implementation of electronic traffic tickets and dispute adjudication replacing traffic court. Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to allow these changes were made in 2012, but fast forward to March 2022 and no changes to traffic ticket disputes have occurred.

DATA - Traffic Fine Revenue Grants 2019 to 2021

Ticket WriterBritish Columbia's Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program transfers the net revenue from traffic tickets back to local governments as a source of additional funds to support community safety and address local policing priorities. Transfer grant amounts are based on an area’s policing costs relative to the total policing costs paid.

Crowdsourcing Neighbourhood Road Safety Projects

crowdsourcing lightbulbOne definition of crowdsourcing is where an organization obtains ideas from a large, relatively open and often rapidly evolving group of participants. An example of how this can be applied to road safety is found in the Spring 2021 edition of Transportation Talk, a publication of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. The City of Edmonton is asking it's citizens to participate as part of it's current Safe Mobility Strategy 2021 - 2025.

READING - Auto Safety Report

NHTSA logoThis report on auto safety from nader.org is aimed at the new Biden administration in the United States. It advocates turning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from "a sporadic, meek consultant to the auto giants" to a strong law enforcement agency. Citing "NHTSA’s inaction and institutional abandonment by Congress and the White House," and "NHTSA’s tiny budget, now far less than what is spent on military bands" it expresses the hope that the administration will begin a new day of public safety.