Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Highway speed limit hikes linked to more crashes, fatalities: study

The Times Colonist mentioned UBC research that found an increase in road traffic accidents on some B.C. roads is linked to a decision by the former provincial government to raise speed limits on rural highways.

The study was co-authored by Jeff Brubacher, an associate professor and emergency room physician at VGH, and Gord Lovegrove, a transportation engineering expert and associate professor at UBC Okanagan.

Lovegrove said the research team shared their findings with the government who should have acted sooner.

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