Speed

Information related to vehicle speed and speeding.

Q&A - Back Alleys

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

CASE LAW - Stevens v Sleeman

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Stevens v Sleeman arises from a fatal collision at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Nelson Street in Mission. At 5:10 am on October 10, 2016 the traffic lights at the intersection lost power and ceased to function. By 3:08 pm power had not been restored and a collision occurred that claimed the life of Barbara McNally.

RESOURCE - Toolkits for Traffic Problem Solving

ReThink LogoTransportation Alternatives' mission is to "reclaim New York City from cars, transforming our streets into safe, sustainable, and equitable places to walk, bike, take transit, gather, and thrive." To advance that mission the group has furnished two freely available toolkits to assist the public in making their neighbourhoods a safer place.

POLL - Automated Speed Enforcement

intersection camera warning signA poll conducted by Research Co. last September found that more than three of five British Columbia residents agree with four different types of automated speed enforcement. Fixed speed cameras (76%), Speed on Green intersection cameras (72%), mobile speed cameras (66%) and finally point to point  speed enforcement cameras (61%) were surveyed.

CASE LAW - R v Tschampa

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of R v Tschampa involves the appeal of a speeding ticket conviction in Prince George traffic court. Paige Tschampa was ticketed for driving at a speed of 70 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone by CN Police Service. She disputed the ticket and was subsequently convicted by the sitting judicial justice.