Working in partnership with ICBC and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) our goal is to reduce speeding in neighbourhoods through an awareness program operated by neighbours, for neighbours.
By setting up a radar board to show vehicles their speed, Speed Watch promotes awareness of the importance of driving slowly through speed sensitive areas such as schools, parks and playgrounds.
Speeds are also recorded to assess the effectiveness of the program and the need for the police to enforce the speed limit or for the City of Vancouver (CoV) to introduce traffic calming in a particular area.
Remember, the faster you go, the longer it takes to stop.
When driving on a dry, paved surface, the distance it takes to come to a complete stop varies according to the speed of the vehicles. On a wet, slippery surface it will take an even longer distance.
Speed and Stopping Distance:
- At 30 km/h it takes 13 metres (About the length of a transit bus)
- At 50 km/h it takes 27 metres (The distance from home plate to first base in baseball)
- At 90 km/h it takes 66 metres (About the length of a hockey rink)
To request a Speed Watch in your area, contact our office at 604-717-3584.
We are always looking for Speed Watch volunteers.