Single-vehicle accident after 2010 snowfall near Penticton. The transportation ministry is seeking public input on rural highway speed limits and snow tire requirements on winter roads.

Highway speed limits, tire rules reviewed

Transportation Minister Todd Stone is iinviting public input on changes to speed limits on rural highways and winter tire requirements

The B.C. government is inviting public input on changes to speed limits on rural highways and winter tire requirements.

Transportation Minister Todd Stone said it’s been more than a decade since speed limits were reviewed, and in that time the ministry has invested $14 billion in highway improvements. The review is to make changes based on citizen and expert input about long stretches of highway between communities, Stone said.

The review will also look at requiring snow tires with the snowflake or “M&S” (“mud and snow”) tires with sufficient tread on 80 sections of B.C. highways with winter conditions. Tire requirements were last reviewed in 1986.

Community meetings begin in Kamloops on Dec. 3 and Kelowna on Dec. 4. The series resumes Jan. 8 in Dawson Creek, Jan. 9 in Vancouver, Jan. 14 in Cranbrook, Jan. 15 in Nanaimo and Jan. 16 in Chilliwack.

More information and feedback forms are available here.


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