Canada Advocacy Group says British Columbia is torquing data to justify larger fines, lower speed limits

“The government, and to some degree the media, have been using or abusing statistics to try to push an enforcement agenda that isn’t really justified by those numbers,” said Thompson.

As an example, Thompson cites the government’s 2018 decision to lower speeds on certain stretches of provincial highways just a few years after raising them.

He accuses the province of manipulating the data to back up the move, and claims it did so in part to generate more revenue from speed enforcement.