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  1. Higher Speed Limits: Debunking Myths

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    The pressure to maintain the speed limit status quo came from many groups with their own perspectives (BC Trucking Assn, RCMP, Chiefs of Police, Ministry of AG etc). Some prefer to maintain highway speed limit hypocrisy based on long held beliefs that have been disproven. Either way, the back of...
  2. Twitter Town Hall this evening with Transportation Minister Todd Stone

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    Engage at 7pm regarding the rural highway speed limit review. Use hashtag #BCSpeedReview VICTORIA - Join the conversation on the Province's Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review during a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the Twitter Town Hall...
  3. Insurance Company proposal for full time surveiilance

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    This was proposed recently by Industrial Alliance in exchange for the carrot of cheaper auto insurance. Don't worry, motorcycles will be "covered" too. "Orwell could have even been a jingle writer for some of the programs. One company’s slogan — “Take Control With...
  4. SPEED KILLS: YOUR Pocketbook video

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    And link to email your MLA. Tell them you won't be ripped off anymore. Timing is everything. SPEED KILLS: YOUR POCKETBOOK video and MLA email link
  5. Left lane banditry and what PQ can teach us...

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    SENSE BC was successful in convincing MOTH to replace "Slower traffic keep right" signs with "Keep Right Except to Pass" but we were unable to convince Kash Heed to back it with legislation (opposition from Supt. Steve Martin). However see what they do in Quebec. The good news is though that the...
  6. ICBC announces a 4% rate increase request

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    ICBC applies for a rate increase. Three points: 1) It's a cynical move to announce on a Friday before a long weekend (and typical) 2) Hey aren't the changes to the MVA working like we're told (including the cell phone ban)? 3) Maybe now's the time to discuss the $1B lifted from ICBC's reserves...
  7. S2S MC/Vehicle impound media feeding frenzy today

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    Gotta hand it to us Canadians in that we'll take theft of our vehicles with a smile on our faces...just don't let our hockey team lose a playoff. Today on the S2S, the story hungry bored media doing their part to promote the usual long weekend dog and pony show (without context until I showed...
  8. Victoria Councillor shocked by reaction to 40 km/h proposal

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    Plan to drop Victoria speed limits met with hate. http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/plan-to-drop-speed-limit-to-40-km-h-on-city-streets-met-with-hate-1.89460
  9. Speed limits for fuel economy? Simply limit displacement if FE the goal...

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    While many jurisdictions still suffer under regimes like the one running BC, the trend is for speed limits that reflect reality. Those that do not have them are now observing the obvious and asking questions like "Why are speed limits set the way they are?". Well the answer is that largely...
  10. How to correctly set speed limits

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    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...
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