Kamloops

A year after speed limit increase, are BC highways safer?

One year after the speed limit was raised on the Coquihalla, is the highway less safe, or better than before? We'll ask some truck drivers and the Transportation Minister.

One year after the speed limit was raised on the Coquihalla, is the highway safer than before?

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The investigation continues into that bus accident on the Coquihalla this weekend. But already, concerns are being raised about the new speed limits.

It was just over a year ago that the maximum speed on the Coquihalla was raised from 110 kilometers per hour to 120.

Has it made the highway more dangerous?

Daybreak's Tara Copeland talked with some professional truckers as they pulled into a truck stop on the edge of Kamloops.

We also spoke with Transportation Minister Todd Stone for his take on whether safety has improved or suffered.

To hear the audio, click the link: A year after the speed limit increase, are BC highways safer?

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