Safety of First Responders Attending a Roadside Accident

Year
2019
Category
Emergency Services
NCLGA Ref#
R19

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

Whereas many of the highway accident scenes in unincorporated areas in BC are supported by volunteer first responders who may have limited resources to attend to the accident scene including caring for accident victims while also having to control traffic passing through the accident scene;

And whereas these first responders and accident victims are regularly put at unnecessary risk by careless drivers who do not focus on their driving and/or do not lower their vehicle speed to a reasonable rate while moving through an accident scene:

Therefore be it resolved that NCLGA and UBCM request that the Province consider amending the motor vehicle legislation so that the maximum speed limit for motor vehicles driving through a highway accident scene on a highway is 30 kph.

 

Responses

The Resolutions Committee advises that the UBCM membership has not previously considered a request that the Province amend the motor vehicle legislation so the maximum speed limit be reduced to 30kph when passing a highway accident scene.

North Central Local Government Association