It was a surprise to us as well. I was made aware of the new limits at a near fatal collision last night about this. If you think about it, people going thru heavy traffic from Whatcom Rd east on Hwy 1 would be going at least 151 km/hr before looking at an impound. Out on Hwy 5? Over 160 km/hr. Think about the soccer mom in the Grand Caravan, the salesman in the Camry, the guy in the lifted Dodge pickup, the family rushing to the Okanagan for vacation. Hurtling towards you as they are distracted by kids, order forms, hockey games or whatever ...... and there was no shortage of them driving like that. Because what is the worse that would happen? A $196 ticket? Well don't fret too much. It looks like you can still fly down the Coq at 160 km/hr and face little consequences.
Who do you know that is capable of cruising thru Hwy 5 at 100 MPH/160 km/hr?