Transportation Minister Todd Stone says research has shown that drivers not keeping up with the flow of traffic cause more accidents than speeders, so the review may end up with both increased and reduced speed limits in some areas.
“This review will build on the good work done on speed limits over the years by involving the public in the discussion,” he says. “We want to ensure those travelling on our highways can do so as safely and efficiently as possible, and we’re interested in what British Columbians have to say as our review of speed limits and other important safety issues moves forward.”
Input is also being sought on reducing wildlife-related crashes, and how slower vehicles can travel more safely.
The public is being invited to comment starting this November, as well as attend one of eight community forums. A date and location for the Dawson Creek public forum has not yet been released.