Speed-limit changes after Canada Day in BC

New regulations governing use of winter tires and rules to deter “left-lane hogs” will be part of a comprehensive announcement

By: Cam Fortems

Kamloops This Week

New regulations governing use of winter tires and rules to deter “left-lane hogs” will be part of a comprehensive announcement on new road safety initiatives, said Transportation Minister Todd Stone.

The rookie Kamloops-South Thompson MLA announced late last year the province would undertake public consultation on highway safety and speed limits, with the possibility of raising them in some corridors. That consultation included public meetings across the province and through Twitter.

Stone said he expects to announce those changes in Kamloops after the Canada Day long weekend.

“There’s going to be changes to speed limits and some increases on certain corridors,” he told KTW.

Other changes expected include new regulations on use and specifications of winter tires, as well as ways to discourage drivers Stone called “left-lane hogs.”

“We want to get people out of the left lane unless they’re passing.”