B.C.’s medical health officer wants the government to reverse its plans to adjust highway speed limits.
Doctor Perry Kendall says drivers can be allowed to go faster on roads with good conditions, such as wide lanes and a median.
But he tells CKNW’s Bill Good says that’s not what the government picked in its recent highway speed overhaul.
“Increasing the speed limits encourages people to drive faster and it is associated in almost every study that one looks at with increased fatalities and increased severity of the crashes.”
The province announced earlier this month it would raise the top speed on certain divided, multi-lane highways, like the Coquihalla, to 120 kilometres an hour, up from 110.