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...
CRD Traffic Safety Commission admits little to no data supporting campaign for Photo Radar 2.0 Freedom of Information requests to ICBC reveal that a campaign by the CRD Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) for point-to-point speed cameras on the Malahat was done in...
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...
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure staff did an excellent job of implementing the recommendations of the July 2014 Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review and establishing baselines for future analysis and review. There is valuable and well presented...
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...
"The use of facial recognition technology by the RCMP to search through massive repositories of Canadians who are innocent of any suspicion of crime presents a serious violation of privacy," Therrien said in the report.
"A government institution cannot collect personal information from a third party agent if that third party agent collected the information unlawfully."
The RCMP's use of a controversial, third-party facial recognition technology was a serious violation of Canada's privacy laws, the privacy commissioner says.
Maybe we should get the Facebook Fact Checkers onto them?
FALSE: “After two years, fatal and serious crashes went up by over 11 per cent.”
FALSE: “They had to change nearly everything back,” Sayed said.
HALF TRUE ( the writer and interviewee are conflating higher speed limits with high speeds): “High speeds increase the chance of collision, but it will also increase the severity – it’s physics, it doesn’t take an engineer to tell you that.”
FALSE: “Everywhere speed limits have been raised, serious and fatal crashes have increased, Sayed said.”
The 85th percentile was one way to set limits on brand new roads – but it was never meant as a safety idea
“My question is, how do you get into that position? How have you been on the force on this long, and how are you going to get so agitated that fast over a speeding ticket? I mean, are you serious? ..."
Vancouver police are reviewing a video of an officer violently arresting and restraining a motorcyclist last Sunday on Highway 1.
WHO: Think of the Children. " "Today and every day, 3,000 children are killed or injured on the world's roads. This is a crisis that is man-made and is entirely preventable," she said."
The global Streets for Life campaign calls for imposing strict speed limits in urban areas. Senior officials at the World Health Organization, including chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined the appeal.
"To clarify the role of our program and concisely define our service delivery on BC’s provincial highways, provincial traffic operations will be now called: BC Highway Patrol. We believe this new name more clearly distinguishes our role and service delivery from the municipal and detachment traffic services."