speed limits

The intersection of Prairie Valley Road, Solly Road, and Highway 97 in Summerland has seen 139 crashes over the past five years according to an ICBC report. (Photo/Google Maps)

Summerland council seeking speed limit change on Highway 97

‘It’s not a very large area that we’re asking people to slow down in’

 

Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Motorcyclists wanted after outrunning B.C. cops at speeds reaching 270 km/h

Police seek public help identifying trio of ‘dangerous’ riders on Pat Bay Hwy near Victoria

 

Tower Ranch Boulevard residents are concerned about more speeders once new development is built. (File photo)

Kelowna’s Tower Ranch area ticked off with speeders

‘The problem we have right now is only going to get exacerbated by 192 new homes’

 

Garrett Mealing and his car (MotorWerks Media/Shawn Bishop, Brent Martin)
Garrett Mealing and his car (MotorWerks Media/Shawn Bishop, Brent Martin)
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cone Zone campaign encourages Lake Country motorists to drive safe

Two roadside workers in B.C. died after being hit by a vehicle last year

Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
In video shot from the RCMP’s Air One helicopter, Surrey RCMP pull over a driver that was clocked driving more than 150 km/h in the Campbell Heights area of South Surrey. (Surrey RCMP photo)

VIDEO: Surrey RCMP impound 3 vehicles for street racing

Increased enforcement, ‘zero tolerance approach’ to excessive speed: RCMP

In video shot from the RCMP’s Air One helicopter, Surrey RCMP pull over a driver that was clocked driving more than 150 km/h in the Campbell Heights area of South Surrey. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.

20-year-old N driver goes 200 km/h on B.C. highway, blows engine, gets mom’s car impounded

Driver given $788 in tickets, said he just ‘wanted to see how fast the car could go’

Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.
A tow truck tows a commercial truck that saw the driver doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone Dec. 6. (BC Transportation)

Commercial truck caught doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone on Highway 3

The driver was ticketed and the truck towed

A tow truck tows a commercial truck that saw the driver doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone Dec. 6. (BC Transportation)
A car driving double the speed limit on Highway 97 in Spallumcheen netted a Salmon Arm man a $483 ticket and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. (Vernon RCMP photo)

Salmon Arm, Kelowna drivers caught speeding ‘excessively excessive’ near Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP impounded cars for 7 days, issue $483 tickets

A car driving double the speed limit on Highway 97 in Spallumcheen netted a Salmon Arm man a $483 ticket and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. (Vernon RCMP photo)
A fence is downed along a high-traffic area of Bella Vista Road on May 26. A Bella Vista resident has brought her concerns forward to City of Vernon councillors demanding action be taken to slow motorists after her home was struck three times by vehicles. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon house hit three times by vehicles

‘It appears our house seems to be the ricochet point’: Bella Vista Road resident

A fence is downed along a high-traffic area of Bella Vista Road on May 26. A Bella Vista resident has brought her concerns forward to City of Vernon councillors demanding action be taken to slow motorists after her home was struck three times by vehicles. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District director for Area D, Rene Talbot, has called for a blanket 50 kilometre/hour speed zone throughout the community of Falkland. (File photo)

Area director calling for blanket 50 km/h speed zone through Falkland

The speed limit is 50 km/hr on Highway 97, but 30 km/hr higher on side roads

Columbia Shuswap Regional District director for Area D, Rene Talbot, has called for a blanket 50 kilometre/hour speed zone throughout the community of Falkland. (File photo)
An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)

Corvette clocked at 243 kilometres per hour on the Coquihalla

A Traffic Services officer was shocked when his radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the speed limit

An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)
One comprehensive report about the potential to lower speed limits throughout the City of Armstrong is in, and another has been requested of staff containing data from radar units and speed reader boards. The city has been inundated with requests to do something about speeding drivers, particularly in school zones, after several near misses involving student pedestrians this winter. (Morning Star - file photo)

City of Armstrong seeks data info before moving on speed limits

Comprehensive report gives pros and cons to lower limits to 40 km/h throughout the city; second report requested

One comprehensive report about the potential to lower speed limits throughout the City of Armstrong is in, and another has been requested of staff containing data from radar units and speed reader boards. The city has been inundated with requests to do something about speeding drivers, particularly in school zones, after several near misses involving student pedestrians this winter. (Morning Star - file photo)
A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Armstrong considers cost of reducing all speed limits to 40 km/hr

Staff also looking into cost of making all school zone limits year-round; Ministry approval needed

A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP impounded a car after the driver was caught doing 113 km/hr in a 50 zone. (RCMP image)

Vernon car impounded after going 113km/hr in a 50km/hr zone

RCMP caught speeder near Village Green Mall at 5 a.m.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP impounded a car after the driver was caught doing 113 km/hr in a 50 zone. (RCMP image)
RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)

Hefty fines create ‘financial woes’ for Nanaimo driver caught going 85 km/h over speed limit

Nanaimo RCMP report motorist who was excessively speeding was also driving without insurance

RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)
Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders

Speed Watch program back in action with schools back in session

Okanagan volunteers slowing down speeders
Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)
A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Police ticket hundreds of drivers for speeding over May long weekend

Speeders caught during May long weekend and start of High Risk Driving awareness month

A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)

B.C. driver caught going 72 km/h over speed limit claims they were ‘late for tee time’

Mounties clocked an Lexus driver speeding excessively in Pitt Meadows

An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)