The RMOW is reminding the public that Whistler is a 30km/hr community.
“Please be considerate of other users on the road; this includes other drivers as well as vulnerable road users such as pedestrians,” says RMOW.
Speeding is a major risk factor for road traffic crashes. Speed increases are directly related to both the risk of crashes and the severity of consequences. Should a collision occur, an impact at higher speeds causes more severe blunt force trauma on victims. The effect is most pronounced for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians who do not have protection, RMOW adds.
RMOW offers these rips for road users:
Slow down to see more of the road and give yourself time to react to the unexpected.
Be realistic about travel times to reduce your risk of crashing and arrive at your destination safely.
Regular posted speed limits are a maximum speed set for ideal road and weather conditions. Slow down on wet roads, in bad weather conditions, or on uneven roads.