Last week when I was interviewed, by The Province News for the story inspired by the column I wrote for The Vancouver Sun about speed limits in BC, I was told by the reporter that our methodology sounded “too theoretical” or “radical”.
Then on Sunday, The Province came out with an editorial opposing any proposal to implement realistic speed limits that do not make lawbreakers out of the reasonable majority of drivers. In fact, the editorial even implied we might be better off in BC setting highway speed limits lower, since a crash at 120 is four times as bad as one at 60 km/h.
Let's be clear; there is nothing new, radical or theoretical about the proper setting of speed limits. Don't be fooled. If you want proof, you don't have to go far to find it.
Here, read on...
There is nothing radical about correct speed limit setting