British Columbia, Canada rolls back speed limits on 570 km of highway (but not the Coquihalla)

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says it has thoroughly reviewed three years’ worth of data on 33 segments and 1,300 kilometres of highway where speed limits were increased as part of the 2014 Rural Safety and Speed Review.

The segments of road that will see a speed limit decrease. (via Government of B.C.)

“Since the former government raised speed limits in 2014, serious crashes have been on the rise,” says Transportation Minister Claire Trevena in a press release. “By rolling back speed limits slightly, our goal is to reduce accidents, keep roads open and protect the lives of British Columbians.”

The speed limits on the Coquihalla, where variable speed limits are in place, will remain the same.