Provincial Speed Limit Review
On September 20, 1996, the Minister of Transportation and Highway announced increased speed limits (to 100 km/h) on selected BC roads currently posted at 90 km/h.
The provincial government, facing criticism about not properly reviewing speed limits, has taken the token measure of raising speed limits on some of the most remote and lightly traveled roads in BC. Very few motorists (see below) will benefit from these speed limit increases, however many more motorists will continue to receive both conventional and photo radar speeding tickets for travelling at safe and reasonable speed limits on other incorrectly posted roads in BC.
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The SADT is the Summer Average Daily Traffic (July and August only) -- i.e. the number of vehicles travelling the road on an average day during the peak summer travel months.
Highway Highway Name Locations(s) SADT 1 Trans Canada Highway From Sicamous to 18 km East (18 km) 9,000 2 Alberta Border to Dawson Creek 29 km 5,000 5 Little Fort to Tete Jaune Cache Approximately 100 km north of Kamloops
to the junction of Highway 18 (236 km)
4,000 16 Yellowhead Highway,
Prince Ruport to Alberta Border
Entire length of Highway 15
(approximately 844 km)
3,000 18 Inland Island Highway (new highway) New freeway segment from Craig's Crossing to
just south of Home Lake Road (28 km)
n/a 37 Junction of Highway 16 to
159 km 2,500 93/95
Fort Steele to South of Golden Approximately 6 km north of Cranbrook
to south of Golden (175 km)
4,000 97 Cariboo Highway Approximately 90 km north of Cache Creek
to south of 100 Mile House (21 km)
6,000 97 Alaska Highway,
Dawson Creek to Yukon
Approximately 515 km 2,500
As you can see, with the exception of the three very short lengths of road, all other roads have traffic volumes of two to four thousand vehicles per day. Compare this with some other roads in BC:
Highway Location(s) SADT 5 Coquihalla
Hope to Merritt
13,000 1 Trans Canada Highway
85,000 1 Trans Canada Highway
(Abbotsford to Langley)
61,000 99 through Delta 33,000 97 Kelowna to Vernon 24,000