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Let’s talk about tires

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 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...

SENSE BC4 hours ago
"“Photo radar should only be used for traffic safety — not as a cash cow to squeeze extra money from Albertans.”
Amen to those words from provincial Justice Minister Kaycee Madu on Wednesday. Madu was announcing tougher new restrictions to stop local governments from misusing photo radar to fatten municipal coffers."
SENSE BC3 weeks ago

"Smith doesn't just take pride in her driving she puts money on it. Her State Farm Safe Driving beacon monitors her acceleration, braking, cornering, speeding, and phone distraction.

“My discount is very, very important to me.”

It's so important to her, when she's not the one behind the wheel, she's watching the app.

“My husband and I have different driving styles. I didn't want him messing with my discount! I was like oh my gosh every time we have to share the car, the first thing I think about is my discount, oh my gosh.”"
SENSE BC3 weeks ago
"Wheelchair user Mr Meekcom, who also has heart disease, kidney failure and Parkinson's Disease, said after his diagnosis he came up with a so-called bucket list of things he wanted to do before he died.
Darrell Meekcom said he felt the police response was "disproportionate"
He decided to target the speed camera van on Stourbridge Road in his home town after he had been "caught by them a couple of times for silly speeds like 35mph in a 30 zone and it always bugged me"."
SENSE BC1 month ago
Auto insurers can boost premiums by $000s for speeding tickets. "That’s because one of the most important actuarial factors that determines auto insurance rates is a motorist’s driving record. Providers treat those who have been issued moving violations or gotten into at-fault accidents as being more prone to get into crashes charge higher rates to cover the added risk."
SENSE BC2 months ago
BC Municipalities receive a portion of ticket fine revenue from the Provincial Government. This means that police are in effect profit centers, and places them in a conflict of interest for enforcing laws resulting in fines which flow back to them.
SENSE BC2 months ago
It can't be cash grab 'cuz it loses money, but don't worry there's a LONG TERM plan to make it pay....

"In fact, the report suggests more speeding infractions equate to even greater costs for the City due to the price of processing the tickets. The infractions caught on ASE systems have cost a total of around $1.7 million.

There is, however, a long-term plan that could at least make the program revenue-neutral by 2023.

As of now, infractions go through the court system. If the City makes ASE a permanent fixture (which is likely, judging by the positive response from council), the goal will be to receive provincial approval to allow a monetary penalty system that would be handled by the City.

“Then the program would essentially just pay for itself,” said Field."
GUNTER: Edmonton will have to justify excessive photo radar use under new provincial restriction -
Photo Radar Unrest Spreads In France, Germany, Italy - -
Peak Vancouver. You just have to laugh.
Parking enforcement officer at Stanley Park Bright Nights was ticketing every vehicle.

The parking is free.

Every pay station is covered and he would’ve driven by multiple free parking signs at the entrance.

'Something is messing with my discount!' NC woman says the Safe Driver App is costing her money. via @WFMY
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