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With the recent heavy snowfall in the normally temperate Lower Mainland, the subject of mandatory winter tires made the news. Unfortunately (as is so often the case) media coverage has been high on emotion and opinion, while falling short on facts. When SENSE BC is...

Video Release: Speed Kills Your Pocketbook 2 – Lying With Statistics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzmVCSfRR38 SENSE BC and videographer Chris Thompson are pleased to announce the release of Speed Kills Your Pocketbook 2 – Lying With Statistics (SKYP2). Six years ago the viral hit Speed Kills Your Pocketbook attracted nearly two...

Who’s Driving the Anti-Motorist Bus Regarding BC Speed Limits?

Setting the record straight. by Ian Tootill [Revised for accuracy November 10, and again on November 15, 2018] During October in BC, the anti-motorist crowd of taxpayer-funded academic cycling advocates was hard at it again. This time they ran to the media waving a...

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SENSE BC4 days ago
“But if such measures are so futile, why do advocates keep on pushing for speed reductions?

Well, at least a little of this stems from a plain old hatred of the automobile. Blame traffic fatalities. Blame once-lax pollution standards. But, for a growing portion of the First World, the car has come to be a symbol of everything that is wrong with modernity.”
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SENSE BC5 days ago
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SENSE BC1 week ago
Automated speed enforcement, the euphemism better known as Photo Radar, enjoys high support among poll participants for a number of reasons including: (1) the NDP hasn't cranked up the numbers (yet) so the likelihood of receiving a ticket seems to be small, (2) people always believe automated traffic enforcement is aimed at OTHER drivers (until they themselves get a ticket - (at which point the cameras no longer enjoy the recipients' support). There's little surprising here, but lots to dissect.
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
"As part of its results, the study addressed the common concern that increasing the maximum speed limit from 120 to 130 km/h would be worse for the environment and would lead to more traffic victims. “But this is not the case,” said SWOV director Peter van der Knaap. “There is no clear connection with the increased speed limit.”" https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/world-all-news/118087/no-clear-connection-between-130-km-h-speed-limit-and-more-accidents-says-study/
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
Police hiding on buses, driving cars with N stickers, dressing up as construction workers. Who thinks this is ethical law enforcement?
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SENSE BC2 weeks ago
Too slow for the Autobahn, too fast for North American highways, Volvo makes a social statement and says "speed kills". Make you want to buy a Volvo?
3 days ago
A decision to turn driving space over to cyclists in Stanley Park has reignited a decades old debate on how to get around in the city. @DavidZuraCityTV hears from experts and advocates in a new series exploring the issue.

PART ONE: https://t.co/qZA7HtgANl @NEWS1130 @BT_Vancouver
3 days ago
Shouldn’t the criteria be to improve safety? Councillor concerned photo radar may be bringing in tickets but not slowing drivers down https://t.co/kp4FPB6AGf
4 days ago
Motor Mouth: Speed certainly does kill — the environment? - https://t.co/xd2Fd3SIxb - via @drivingdotca
5 days ago
An 800-pound photo radar speed camera was stolen from a Toronto intersection https://t.co/55A7egXqAg #ONPOLI #SCAMERAS
1 week ago
@DarshanVancity You might go to the SENSEBC website and see this https://t.co/cGmeCu1zKJ. Also https://t.co/Xv3AZzYlgL has got lots of info and data.

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