Road Safe BC: safe roads save lives

That truck maynot be road safe

More trucks and fewer inspectors: a dangerous mix

B.C.’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) inspector corps – who inspect heavy commercial vehicles, staff weigh scales and oversee private inspection facilities – has shrunk by more than 26 per cent since coming back into government service from ICBC in 2003. 1-in-4 inspector positions are now vacant.

During that time, heavy commercial vehicle traffic increased more than 45.5 per cent. Heavy vehicle crashes increased by over 12 per cent. Weigh scales are being shut down and operating hours severely scaled back due to a lack of staff.

B.C. now has the second highest percentage of commercial vehicles taken out-of-service for safety violations in Canada. Only slightly more than 29 per cent of inspected vehicles pass a safety test.

You can help keep B.C. roads safe. Review the information on our campaign page, then click the link below to send an online e-mail to B.C.'s Transportation Minister and Opposition Critic, telling the government to hire more safety inspectors. And tell your friends and family.

CAMPAIGN ELEMENTS:



NEWS RELEASE AND COMMENTARY

CVSE - News Release and Backgrounder

News Release

CVSE Campaign Backgrounder

Backgrounder

President's Op-Ed

President's Op-Ed


CAMPAIGN RESEARCH

CVSE Campaign Research

Campaign
Research Data

CCMTA 2011 Roadcheck Data

2011 Roadcheck
Results

Government 'Key Facts' Unmasked

Government
'Key Facts'
Unmasked


GRAPHICS AND PHOTO GALLERY

(Includes hi-res graphics for downloading. Journalists may use the images to accompany news items. JPEG: Open link and right-click to save.)

CVSE Campaign Billboard

CVSE Billboard (PDF)

Violations - Grouping

Violations - Grouping
(JPEG)

Bald tires

Bald Tires
(JPEG)

Loose Lug Nuts

Loose Lug Nuts
(JPEG)

Tires Touching

Tires Touching
(JPEG)

Unsecured Load

Unsecured Load
(JPEG)

Delta Road Check 2011

Delta Road Check
2011

Delta Road Check 2011

Delta Road Check
2011

Delta Road Check 2011

Delta Road Check
2011


MULTI-MEDIA

CVSE Radio Ad (for reference purposes only, not for download)

CVSE HD Video Footage (B-Roll footage of CVSE Inspectors at work)
Click here to visit YouTube page to download footage