The Office of the Provincial Health Officer says speed, impairment and distraction are the top contributing factors to motor vehicle fatalities.
Officials have released, “Where the rubber meets the Road”, a report on road safety in B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Deputy Provincial Health Officer says fatalities as a result of vehicle accidents over the last 20 years is declining, but there are some troubling statistics on our roads….
The report, the first ever from the Provincial Health Officer, says some strategies have to be put in place to deal with impairment as a result of marijuana use too.
The Provincial Health Officer is Dr. Perry Kendall…..
Lisa Lapointe, the chief coroner for the province says her office investigated the reasons behind three hundred motor vehicle fatalities in B.C. last year…..
The report from the Provincial Health Officer makes 28 recommendations for improvements in the motor vehicle fatality statistics.
They include extending the zero blood alcohol content for new drivers to the age of 25 and lowering the default speed limits on rural side roads from 50 to 30.