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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
ANNUAL REPORT
of the
MOTOR-VEHICLE
BRANCH
FOR THE YEAR
1962
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1964
  To Major-General the Honourable George Randolph Pearkes,
V.C., P.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Annual Report of the Motor-
vehicle Branch for the year 1962.
R. W. BONNER,
A ttorney-General.
Attorney-General's Department,
Victoria, B.C., December, 1963.
  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1962
The Honourable R. W. Bonner, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.,
Attorney-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit the Annual Report of the Motor-vehicle
Branch for the year 1962. The Report includes the issuance of licences for the
licence-year 1962 which ended on February 28, 1963.
The Report deals with the issuance of licences for motor-vehicles and drivers,
and it tells of the growth activity in both of these phases of work. The Motor-
vehicle Branch is charged with the administration of the Motor-vehicle Act, which
includes the maintenance of complete record systems for all licensed motor-vehicles
and licensed drivers. The records of the Branch are a continuing source of information for the enforcement authorities. The records are of particular importance
in the providing of driving records of the licensed drivers, and the enforcement
authorities and the Courts look continually to these records.
The Superintendent of Motor-vehicles is the licensing authority under the
Department of Commercial Transport Act, and it is his responsibility to see that
commercial vehicles are properly licensed in accordance with gross vehicle weights
and other factors set out in the Department of Commercial Transport Act. The
Superintendent also has responsibility for the licensing of commercial vehicles
involved in international traffic under the Uniform Vehicle Registration Proration
and Reciprocity Agreement. Other member jurisdictions of this Agreement are
the States of California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, North Dakota, and
Washington. The Proration Agreement provides for the sharing of licence fees on
a mileage percentage basis for vehicles which operate between two or more of the
jurisdiction parties to the Agreement.
The Branch continues to develop its services to meet the changing population
trends of the Province. Communities which needed little service not too many
years ago are now expanding centres of business and industry, with ever-increasing
numbers of vehicles and drivers. The rapid development in the northern parts of
the Province will require additional staff in the near future if we are to serve these
new communities and still maintain a reasonable level of public service in the
longer-established communities of the Province.
Again I must mention that the facilities of this Branch in Victoria are very
inadequate. As each year goes by, the situation becomes just that much more
difficult through the congestion of files and the crowding of working areas. Unfortunately, a very large percentage of the motor-vehicle and driver licence records
are maintained in areas which are particularly vulnerable to fire. I must point
out that these records are not duplicated in any other location in this Province.
Steps have been taken in the Central Registry through the introduction of microfilming to reduce the amount of storage required for chattel mortgages and conditional sale contracts, and to provide fireproof storage, but this only concerns documents filed after July 1, 1962. Documents filed in the 10 years prior to that time
are still on hand, and 60 per cent of these are stored on open shelves.
It is not difficult to visualize that more suitable accommodation would not
only provide for the proper keeping of valuable documents, but also result in a
considerable improvement in the over-all level of efficiency in the Branch.
 J 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA
This Report deals with the operation of the Branch under the following headings:—
1. Licences.
2. Accidents and Convictions.
3. Driving Safety.
(a) Safety Responsibility.
(b) Examination of Drivers.
(c) Drivers' Improvement Programme.
4. Encumbrance Registry Division.
5. School Buses.
6. Staff.
1. LICENCES
The total of motor-vehicles licensed in British Columbia in 1962 was 616,037,
which is an increase of 31,996 over the 1961 total of 584,041. This increase
amounts to 5.5 per cent. Private-type passenger vehicles total 495,308, which is
an increase of 6 per cent over the 1961 total of 467,370. Commercial vehicles
amounted to 120,729, which is 3.5 per cent over the 1961 total of 116,671.
The rate of increase in the 1962 licence-year surpassed the 1961 rate of 4.8
per cent, and seems to be in keeping with the general increase in the Province's
economy. It is very interesting to note that the rate of increase enjoyed in British
Columbia is somewhat higher than in neighbouring jurisdictions. The trend noted
in 1961 of increased vehicle registrations in the commercial category was evident
again in 1962. It will be recalled in 1960 there was a reduction in commercial-
vehicle licensing, which was attributed to the new method of taxation of commercial
vehicles with higher licence fees. The renewed increase is due to growing volumes
of business and general expansion in the general commercial trucking field after the
1960 decline eliminated uneconomical use of vehicles through higher taxation
structure.
The number of trailers of all types licensed in the Province in 1962 amounted
to 56,434, which is an increase of 6.3 per cent over the 1961 total of 53,109.
Again the evidence of expansion is the utility-trailer category, which reflects upon
the ever-increasing use of the small recreational-type trailer towed behind private
passenger cars.
The comparative statement of licences, permits, etc., for motor-vehicles,
trailers, and chauffeurs covers the volumes in these categories during licence-years
1955 to 1962, inclusive:—
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962          J 7
Comparative Statement of Licences, Permits, etc., Issued during the
Licence-years 1955 to 1962, Inclusive
Licences Issued
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961    1   1962
1
Motor-vehicles—
1
Passenger (new)                                       . 	
44,269
52,950
50,990
43,576
49,268
45,364
48,348| 56,822
Passenger (renewal)  —	
259,212
288,700
320,737
349,761
370,154|400,686
419,022|438,486
Total passenger	
Commercial (new)                                       	
303,4811341,650]371,727|393,337
419,422|446,050|   467,370|495,308
15,845
17,827
15,685
11,676
12,985
9,603
10,576! 11,886
Commercial (renewal). , -	
86,252
91,016 100,432 106,190
108,956 104,618
M6,'095[108,843
102,097|108,843|116,117| 117,866
121,941|114,221|   116,671[120,729
541,363j560,271|   584,0411616,037
Total motor-vehicles
405,578 |4S0,4931487,8441511,203
Non-resident touring motor-vehicle permits	
1,959
1,673
1,3841    1,100
965
1,302
1,343
1,551
Non-resident special motor-vehicle permits	
Non-resident commercial motor-vehicle per-
232
219
245|       149
109
198
187
157
3,991
6,519
8.493
10.056
13,197
	
16,525
344
15,831
2,471
12,069
1,772
Qiiarierly permits
Totals .   ■
3,9911    6,5191    8,4931 10,056
13,1971  16,869|     18,302| 13,841
2,048
3,998
7,787
11,575
13,333
18,100
7,805
7,719|    8,732
Commercial
16,273
19,988| 20,490
Totals -- 	
Temporary operation permits for farm trac-
3,998
7,787
11,575
13,333
18,100
24,078
829
983
1,070
1,100
1,220
1,425
1,394]    1,679
Mo tor-cycles—■
New       -  	
532
536
602
577
678
603
6521       706
"Renewal
3,233
3,188
3,112
3,464
3,450
3,477
3,587[    3,683
Total motor-cycles  -	
3,765
3,724|    3,714
4,041
4,128     4,080|       4,239     4,389
20,855
24,581
29,663
34,928
43,682
48,658
53,109
56,434
Motor-dealers—
691
883
722
995
724
979
730
925
755
970
748
989
782
817
885
866
10
12
11
15
31
40
28
44
5
7
6
7
19
16
10
13
Salesmen's licences	
843
947
908
919
1,024
1,008
954
1,044
Transfers—
j
Passenger    .
191,642
210,463
215,896
218,513
229,655
224,037
228,311
256,580
41,718
44,928
45,671
46,536
48,061
40,612
41,800
43,610
2,846
2,904
3,173
3,190
3,080
2,750
2.726
2.976
Trailers
505
672
830
1,046
1,513
1,318
1,510     2,818
236,7111258,967|265,570|269,285
282,309!268,717|   274,347|305,984
Chauffeurs—
4,627
4,978
5,251
5,207
5,295
5,368
5,518
5,672
4,011
4,243
4,269
4,112
4,485
4,756
4,925
5,010
48,406
59,443
65,159
61,556
64,359
65,209
64,446
63,677
939,920
630,112
805,528
639,269
328,115
887,170
1,493,937
796,687
Safety responsibility insurance certificate filing
9,690
13,166
13,123
12,785
13,018
12,297
12,523[ 13,741
1
Drivers' Licences
New drivers' licences issued during the 1962 licence-year amounted to 46,806,
compared to 1961 total of 43,387, an increase of 7.9 per cent.    New licences to
adult applicants amounted to 27,513, compared to 26,608 for the previous year.
New licences to applicants under the age of 21 years total 19,293, compared to
16,779 in 1961.
The total number of licensed drivers amounted to 707,340, comprised of
484,377 male drivers, or 68.5 per cent of the over-all total, and 222,963 female
drivers.   Whilst the percentage is still predominantly in the male category, it is noted
this ratio decreases by slightly more than 1 per cent each year.
The table entitled " Drivers' Licences—Statistical Information by Age-groups "
sets out the number of drivers in the various categories.    It is very interesting to
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point out that there were 177 drivers over the age of 85 years who were still able
to qualify and enjoy the privilege of motor-vehicle operation.
Drivers' Licences—Statistical Information by Age-groups
Age
Year of Birth
Number
Per Cent of
Total
16-20 years..
21-24
25-30
31-35
36-40
41-J.5
46-50
51-55
56-60
61-65
66-69
70-75
76-80
81-85
Over 85 years.
Totals..
1942-1946
1938-1941
1932-1937
1927-1931
1922-1926
1917-1921
1912-1916
1907-1911
1902-1906
1897-1901
1893-1896
1887-1892
1882-1886
1877-1881
1876 and prior
53,247
60,083
105,121
93,009
88,760
78,970
71,942
54,861
38,952
25,687
14,477
14,953
5,688
1,413
177
707,340
7.53
8.49
14.86
13.15
12.55
11.16
10.17
7.76
5.51
3.63
2.05
2.11
0.80
0.20
0.03
100.00
Chauffeurs' Licences
The comparative statement of licences and permits shows licensed chauffeurs
totalled 74,359 in 1962. This is a decrease of 530 from the 1961 total of 74,889.
The decrease continues the trend evident in the past few years, and is entirely attributed to fewer chauffeurs licensed in the Class C or truck-driver category. The observation is again made that this decrease is contrary to the trend, which should be
evident. The number of commercial vehicles increase, yet the number of drivers
licensed to operate these vehicles decreases. Obviously there are many drivers of
these vehicles who are not complying with the law, and it certainly is a matter which
deserves close surveillance from the enforcement authorities.
Distribution of Motor-vehicles
The table entitled " Distribution of Motor-vehicles " shows the number of
licences issued in the various sections of the Province. The legend at the bottom of
the table needs to be read in conjunction with the statistics given in several of the
centres to reflect more accurately information on vehicle population. However, this
table does provide a reasonable index of the distribution of vehicles throughout the
Province, and experience has been that the information is valuable to groups concerned with community planning projects and development.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962          J 9
Distribution of Motor-vehicles
The following table shows a summary of motor-vehicle licences issued during
the 1962 licence-year:—
Passenger Motor-vehicles
Commercial Motor-vehicles
Issuing Office
Grand
Total
Used
New
Renewals
Total
Used
New
Renewals
Total
Abbotsford - ._	
117
526
5,632
6,275
15
246
2,157
2,418
8,693
Alberni
76
527
6,164
6,767
10
111
1,326
1,447
8,214
Ashcroft _. ...
34
34
791
859
4
27
468
499
1,358
Atlin....	
5
3
23
31
9
4
49
62
93
Burns Lake	
41
58
742
841
19
57
594
670
1,511
324
624
9,621
10,569
20
223
3,265
3,508
14,077
Clinton
19
6
676
701
7
32
607
646
1,347
345
556
14,462
15,363
60
277
4,335
4,672
20,035
10,546
Courtenay      	
343
532
7,556
8,431
18
151
1,946
2,115
Cranbrook ......   _
480
431
4,888
5,799
117
177
1,946
2,240
8,039
Creston
122
149
1,776
2,047
40
83
1,199
2 185
1,322
2,857
3,369
Dawson Creek-
597
449
3,805
4,851
363
309
7,708
9,218
Duncan.   .   .        .   _
86
424
6,653
7,163
17
148
1,890
678
2,055
Fernie	
210
101
1,245
1,556
152
50
880
2,436
7,684
Fort St. John.	
857
380
3,206
4,443
350
379
2,512
261
3,241
Ganges	
10
1
657
668
4
17
282
950
Golden
424
195
1,892
2,511
174
114
1,247
1,035
3,338
1,535
1,098
3,683
4,046
2,949
12,336
Grand Forks	
34
137
1,680
1,851
8
55
Kamloops	
275
828
7,550
8,653
56
289
Kaslo     	
14
1
246
261
6
3
165
174
435
Kelowna	
307
685
7,661
8,653
55
167
2 530
2,752
11,405
2,628
1,258
2,180
4,573
14,160
10,602
67,724
Kitimat	
43
186
2,047
2,276
798
3
22
327
352
Lillooet   . . 	
13
23
762
9
451
460
Merritt . 	
52
44
1,311
1,407
10
43
720
773
Mission	
57
398
3,013
3,468
10
65
1,030
2,683
2,820
8,029
1,105
2,892
3,045
8,586
Nanaimo	
151
775
10,342
11,268
23
186
Nelson
147
525
6,885
7,557
37
188
New Westminsteri	
1,283
4,023
53,832
59,138
69
488
North Vancouver	
435
1,914
17,274
19,623
17
91
2,566
2,674
22,297
Oliver... .
67
77
1,960
2,104
18
39
3,093
10,003
1,425
Penticton	
225
708
6,826
384
7,759
549
31
166
2,244
876
Pouce Coupe3
94
71
154
60
662
Powell River.    	
58
123
3,206
3,387
8
30
802
840
4,227
13,302
4 318
Prince George	
528
1,017
7,595
9,140
119
453
3 590
4,162
971
Prince Rupert „ .
85
362
2,900
3,347
12
85
874
Princeton	
8
38
714
760
1
23
1,197
4,147
1,965
1,081
4 178
Quesnel     .
84
137
2,338
2,559
11
100
1,461
1,588
Revelstoke	
60
101
1,184
1,345
U
64
Rossland
13
13
871
897
2
Salmon Arm	
109
174
2,434
1,514
2,717
46
74
1,341
1,090
949
1,461
Smithers.
60
166
1,740
g
103
Terrace.    ..
51
188
1,649
1,888
11
110
1,070
2,958
Trail 	
95
640
5,463
70,457
6,198
82,372
1,136
11,350
1,252
12,447
7,450
94,819
Vancouver*	
2,140
9,775
91
1,006
Vancouver East*	
1,283
4,543
40,755
46,581
64
1,212
6,293
7,569
54,150
Vancouver-Pt. Grey*.
801
4,857
25,444
31,102
32
172
1,932
2,136
33,238
Vanderhoof 	
45
41
843
929
21
54
812
887
1,816
Vernon
195
684
6,896
7,776
47
235
3,258
3,540
11,316
Victorias	
1,528
3,817
70,046
75,391
98
1,103
14,968
16,169
91,560
98
226
2,615
2,939
48
148
1,847
2,043
4,982
Totals	
14,529
42,293
438,486
495,308
2,529
9,357
108,843
120,729
616,037
l New Westminster (includes issuance at Haney, a temporary office at Burnaby during rush period, and mail
order issuance to New Westminster area from Victoria) :   Passenger, 60,279;   commercial, 8,752.
2 North Vancouver (does not include 957 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that oper
ate throughout British Columbia):  Passenger, 19,623;  commercial, 1,717.
3 Pouce Coupe (does not include 239 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that operate
throughout British Columbia):   Passenger, 549;   commercial, 637.
4 Vancouver, Vancouver East, and Vancouver-Point Grey (includes issuance from Motor Licence Offices at
1730 West Georgia Street, 2410 Nanaimo Street, and 6237 West Boulevard, and mail-order issuance to Vancou
ver area from Victoria;   does not include issuance at North Vancouver;   issuance at Sechelt and Squamish,
which account through Vancouver, has been deducted):   Passenger, 171,339;   commercial, 22,722.
5 Victoria (does not include mail-order issuance to other areas;  in addition to these totals, 1,126 passenger
and 3,791 commercial plates were issued for Provincial Government vehicles, 398 commercial plates were issued
for National Defence vehicles which operate throughout British Columbia, and 367 commercial plates were
issued to prorated vehicles) :  Passenger, 53,344; commercial, 7,947.
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Mail-order Issuance
An extensive volume issuance of licences by mail continues through the Motor
Licence Office at Victoria. The Branch has issuing offices in 90 communities, and it
had been hoped that the volume of mail issuance would decrease as the local facilities
increased. It seems inevitable that there will always be a certain percentage of citizens who will want to transact business by mail rather than through the local office.
The following table shows a synopsis of the mail-order issuance during the 1962
licence-year:—
1962 Mail-order Synopsis
Victoria
Vancouver
New
Westminster
Vancouver
Island
and
Islands
Balance
of
Province
Out of
Province
Totals
4,876
1,126
265
3,791
10
1
37
398
199
13,683
899
6
4
37
581
1,141
53
2
113
1,887
475
2
7
4
13
122
4,116
648
29
38
3
22
502
94
163
17
25,797
Provincial Government passenger plates
Commercial plates  	
Provincial Government commercial plates.-
1,126
2,503
3,791
47
Farm tractor " F " plates  .
Quarterly " T " plates	
50
7
111
National Defence " N " plates	
Section 7 "X " plates „.  „	
398
1,534
Totals..
10,703
15,210
1,309
2,510
5,358
274
35,364
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        J 11
Revenue
Revenue collection for licences, permits, and other services during the 1962
licence-year totalled $21,319,674.04, an increase of $1,038,248.99 or 5.1 per cent
over the 1961 collections of $20,281,425.05. The 1962 total includes $1,448,925.74
collected under the Social Services Tax Act on transactions involving the buying and
selling of motor-vehicles. These social services tax collections do not include
amounts on sales which involved motor-dealers who are required to make tax payments directly to the Consumer Taxation Branch, Department of Finance.
Offices of this Branch collect 66.9 per cent of the motor-vehicle revenue collections or a total of $14,280,571.24, and the remainder or 33.1 per cent was collected
through the various Government Agencies of the Department of Finance which carry
out motor-licence issuance service in areas of the Province not served by offices of
this Branch. The following are the locations of Motor-vehicle Branch offices with
the 1962 revenue collected for each noted:—
Vancouver   $3,351,945.40
Victoria   2,924,165.60
New Westminster  2,067,050.56
Vancouver East  1,801,716.47
Vancouver-Point Grey  888,920.13
Cloverdale   622,332.04
North Vancouver  578,843.54
Chilliwack   521,268.82
Kamloops   460,610.75
Dawson Creek  388,392.77
Abbotsford  291,729.43
Trail   229,042.41
Mission  154,553.32
Total  $14,280,571.24
 J 12 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Refunds
Policies exist for the refunding of licence fees in certain instances where
licences are turned back to the Branch. The majority of refunds arise through
the removal of vehicles from the Province, or where vehicles have been damaged
.beyond repair. Refunds on drivers' licences are given when the licence is
surrendered, generally because the licensee has left the Province. Our system of
five-year drivers' licences, with the payment of the five-year fee in advance,
certainly provides for refunding the licence fee value for the unused years upon
surrender of the licence.
In 1962 a total of 11,121 refunds was made, causing payments of $160,757.53.
The number of refunds is slightiy more than the 11,096 total in 1961, but the
dollar value is considerably down.   In 1961 the total was $180,399.44.
The following table sets out the number of refunds and amounts of money
refunded for the 1962 licence-year:—
Type of Refund Number Amount
Drivers' licences     1,987 $6,370.00
Motor-vehicle licences, general refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger      887 $9,417.99
Dealers' licences        50 188.48
Department of Commercial Transport Act—commercial       435 18,759.48
     1,372             28,365.95
Relinquishment refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger  5,755 $33,080.50
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial       880 28,323.02
Farm commercial        48 672.27
     6,683             62,075.79
Seasonal refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger       367 $2,039.07
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial       372 21,900.37
Farm commercial         50 735.86
        789 24,675.30
Refunds on transfers—
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial       227 $37,939.24
Farm commercial         63 1,331.25
        290            39,260.49
Totals  11,121 $160,757.53
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1962        J 13
2. ACCIDENTS AND CONVICTIONS
Motor-vehicle Accidents
The following table gives a summary of the accident frequency during the
period 1953 to 1962:—
Motor-
Number
Accidents
per 1,000
Deaths
per
10,000
Vehicles
Registered
Average
Deaths
per 100
Million
Miles
Fatal
Fatal
Accidents
vehicles
of
Vehicles
Injuries
Deaths
Property
Acci
per 100
Registered
Accidents
Registered
Damage
dents
Million
Miles
1953	
345,005
22,096
63.05
7,737
208
5.9
$322.59
8.49
183
7.47
1954	
367,967
22,425
61.05
7,582
211
5.7
325.67
7.38
181
6.33
1055
405,578
22,030
55.10
8,263
225   '
5.6
392.79
7.51
194
6.47
1956	
450,493
24,905
55.34
9,700
316
7.0
437.05
9.03
272
7.77
1957  .
487,844
25,976
53.24   '
9,521
252
5.1
482.76
6.70   I
224
5.96
1958.. ..
506,398
24,583
48.54
9,814
282
5.5
480.72
7.01
246
6.12
1959—
536,120
25,536
47.63
10,541
309
5.7
478.79
7.55
268
6.55
1960	
566,144
26,091
46.08
11,311
294
5.2
474.78
6.73
253
5.79
1961.   .
589,917   i
27,203
46.11
12,101
320
5.4
475.08
7.07
272
6.01
1962	
609,215
29,077
44.65
13,382
385
6.3
489.05
7.96
322
6.66
The year 1962 saw a large increase in the number of motor-vehicle accidents.
Unfortunately, the degree of severity, as evidenced by the number of fatalities and
injuries, increased sharply over 1961. It is my opinion that the contributing
factor in the increased severity is that higher rates of speed are evident. This
does not mean that speed is the only factor in the sharp increase, but it cannot be
overlooked.
Reportable accidents in 1962 totalled 29,077, which is an increase of 7 per
cent over the 1961 total of 27,203. Fatal accidents increased from 272 to 322,
or 18 per cent. The number of persons killed in these accidents totalled 385,
compared to 320 in 1961, an increase of 20 per cent.
The preceding table includes columns which show the number of deaths and
the number of fatal accidents per 100 million miles travelled. It is significant to
note that in both instances the rate increased considerably, which would certainly
dispel the thought of any person that the increased number of deaths could be
attributed solely to the increased vehicle use on the highways. The increased
highway accident rate is entirely due to the driving habits of the motoring public.
There can be no disputing vehicles are being designed and manufactured in a safer
manner, and that the vast highway system of our Province reflects a continuing
degree of improvement. The Motor-vehicle Branch continues to try to cope with
the problem drivers, and further sections of this Report will deal with actions taken
with these drivers.
Property damage reported in motor-vehicle accidents continues to rise at a
rapid rate. Damage reported in 1962 amounted to $14,220,083.38, and an increase
of 10 per cent over the 1961 total of $12,923,663.97.
The following table sets out accident statistics of the various cities, municipalities, villages, and districts of British Columbia for 1961 and 1962:—
 J 14
CITIES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in
Place of Occurrence
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
| PerCent
	
1
| PerCent
29
5
49
16
22
34
12
1
1
3
1
| PerCent
29         	
— 100.0
-100.0
— 100.0
— 100.0
100.0
200.0
100.0
—100.0
1
1
31
17
31
43
28
—36.7
6.2
1
2
1
1
-100.0
— 100.0
100.0
200.6
1O0.O
—50.0
100.0
—33.3
-100.0
200.0
—1O0.O
100.0
1
1
1
1
40.9
26.5
133.0
— 100.O
1
1
3
12
8
57
8
64
8
95
26
375
Ml
43
66
87
31
73
60
13
200.0
300.0
100.0
1
3
2
1
3
1
70
—18.6
100.0
39
10
61
14
388
134
58
58
81
31
'81
48
2
3
3
64.1
20 0
2
1
1
2
1
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
-50.0
100.0
—33.3
-'100.0
200.0
55.7
85.7
3
1
2
1
2
2
2
1
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
—3.3
5.2
—25.9
3
2
13.8
7.4
—100.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
2
2
98
25 0
550 0
— 1O0 0
Salmon Arm	
1
— 100.0
—29.3
100.0
50.0
— 100.0
1
1
1
28
3,938
40
508
28
—66.7
	
100.0
Trail         -
32
3,634
26
457
24
—12.5
41
29
1
9
39
28
1
9
—28.2
100.0
50.0
—100.0
8.3
53 8
Victoria
White Rock            	
6
1
6
i
11.2
16.7
7'1l         60!     —15..
(a\      5RI       13.4
5,426
5,893
MUNICIPALITIES
12
1
| PerCent
17
12
11
1
4
4
4
2
Per Cent
—8.3
100.0
100.0
300.0
50.0
100.0
-40.0
250.0
—25.0
-100.0
100.0
400.0
-100.0
50.6
50.0
100.0
100.0
—35.3
100.0
910
22
104
2
140
96
38
5
33
27
106
131
95
26
2
145
23
2
8
26
301
191
20
78
34
650
6
145
] PerCent
885            2.7
1
4
100.0
100.6
400.0
50.0
-40.0
133.0
-40.0
-100.0
100.0
500.0
-100.0
11.1
50.0
100.0
300.0
-33.3
100.0
21
136
—4.5
4
4
30.8
—100.0
2
1
2
4
5
3
2
1
2
119
81
43
2
42
21
154
153
83
21
— 15.0
Delta
-15.6
13.2
—60.0
3
2
5
3
5
1
3
2
3
7
3
2
1
5
2
4
1
3
2
3
7
3
27.3
—22.2
45.3
16.8
—12.6
—19.2
1
6
1
5
— 100.0
1
1
1
1
167
49
1
9
42
280
216
29
91
13
705
15.2
Oak Bay           ...    _	
113.0
—50.0
1
9
3
5
6
12.5
1
9
2
1
10
3
7
12
1
6
2
61.5
-6.9
13.1
45.0
3
3
16.7
—61.8
21
14
17
11
8.4
-100.0
1
2
1
2
148
2.0
Totals
791      1031         30.4
681       87
27.9
3.366
3.511
4.3
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962
J  15
the Province for the Calendar Years 1961 and 1962
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or (-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or (-)
Decrease
Per Cent
1
1
PerCent
Per Cent
PerCent
22
22
126
105
-16.7
77
63
—18.2
$31,522.22
$35,758.48
13.4
2
— 100.0
14
17
21.4
9
11
22.2
4,879.17
3,470.00
—28.9
34
25
—26.5
181
177
-2.2
105
99
-5.7
42,944.77
32,758.91
-23.7
13
13
96
94
—2.0
54
54
	
20,247.08
24,179.52
19.4
10
23
130.0
131
147
12.2
69
81
17.4
30,073.43
31,304.50
4.1
22
32
45.5
228
272
19.3
122
146
19.7
52,653.21
62,147.77
18.0
11
19
72.7
100
140
40.0
53
79
49.1
19,312.10
34,381.70
78.0
1
1
-100.0
100.0
10
41
15
26
50.0
—36.6
5
21
8
16
60.0
—23.8
2,435.00
5,815.00
1,630.59
5,085.00
—33.1
— 12.6
2
2
8
300.0
27
40
48.1
15
22
22.2
6,005.00
13,218.00
120.0
3
41
100.0
—6.8
4
397
8
413
100.0
4.0
2
216
6
220
200.0
1.8
400.00
109,491.45
3,970.00
99,376.37
892.0
—9.2
44
3
100.0
3
13
333.0
2
7
250.0
58O.O0
5,300.00
813.0
28
45
60.7
193
261
35.2
108
145
34.3
39,722.98
53,864.56
35.6
8
6
—25.0
86
56
—34.9
50
30
—40.0
17,982.50
8,462.46
—52.9
44
65
47.7
366
414
13.1
195
219
12.3
71,724.80
95,465.05
33.1
10
12
20.0
76
112
47.4
42
61
45.2
18,392.96
39,782.82
116.0
278
2153
—8.9
1,891
1,898
0.3
962
969
0.7
417,578.00
436,604.06
4.5
99
95
—4.0
647
596
-7.8
334
314
-5.9
191,230.72
150,575.50
14.7
41
31
—24.4
228
309
35.5
129
170
31.8
49,877.19
73,465.34
47.3
42
42
297
319
7.4
164
176
7.3
71,681.65
72,579.47
1.2
48
41
-14.6
242
230
—4.9
134
128
—4.4
57,383.23
75,432.87
31.5
21
25
19.0
127
118
—7.0
72
70
-2.7
32,325.42
29,198.24
—9.6
56
45
-19.6
538
494
—8.1
280
258
—7.8
119,741.50
121,183.13
1.2
42
46
9.5
304
317
4.2
182
181
—0.5
69,524.58
64,817.13
—6.7
2
10
400.0
40
100
150.0
20
52
160.0
7,061.00
21,024.40
197.0
3
2
—100.0
—50.0
42
30
19
22
—54.8
—26.7
25
16
11
13
—56.0
— 18.8
8,588.00
6,561.68
2,763.00
4,562.00
—67.8
—30.5
1
1
100.0
1
100.0
1
100.0
1,000.00
100.0
25
20
—20.0
146
165
13.0
85
89
4.7
31,685.35
36,229.14
14.3
2,654
2,847
7.2
15,927
16,382
2.8
8,689
8,932
2.7
3,255,391.51
3,637,905.75
11.8
25
29
16.0
198
233
17.7
111
130
17.1
44,773.52
51,568.83
15.2
352
373
5.9
2,264
2,452
8.3
1,200
1,298
8.1
411,534.78
503,801.49
22.4
12
18
50.0
93
96
3.2
52
53
1.9
21,327.49
22.123.19
3.7
3,954
4,196
6.1
25,093|26,061
3.8
13,600] 14,112
3.7
$5,210,447.29
$5,854,989.27
12.4
.
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
568
592
4.2
3,498
3,685
5.3
1,825
1,945
6.5
$855,176.76
$887,550.34
3.7
15
14
—6.6
79
69
— 12.7
49
42
— 14.3
17,976.31
22,141.85
23.2
56
81
44.6
281
414
89.9
182
259
42.3
129,263.12
139,645.06
8.0
2
86
-100.0
—5.8
7
449
1
506
—85.7
12.7
3
251
1
277
—66.7
10.4
2,225.00
147,159.96
400.00
118,019.48
—98.2
— 19.8
81
60
54
— 10.0
270
241
— 10.7
181
157
— 13.3
168,860.44
90,985.81
—46.1
29
36
24.1
244
276
13.1
135
153
13.3
50,574.46
62,943.93
24.5
4
1
—75.0
16
14
— 12.5
8
5
—37.5
12,942.00
3,420.00
—73.6
16
21
31.3
87
89
2.2
60
66
10.0
40,523.56
38,644.65
-4.6
21
16
—23.8
172
132
—23.3
90
81
— 10.0
45,996.12
46,027.76
0.1
74
101
36.5
361
470
30.2
215
275
27.9
112,142.20
125,232.50
11.7
74
97
31.1
415
507
22.2
237
300
26.6
119,021.97
148,226.31
24.5
60
50
— 16.7
307
281
—8.4
179
163
—8.9
84,643.48
98,193.92
16.0
17
12
—29.4
63
77
22.2
42
47
11.9
19,017.73
23,647.45
24.3
2
	
-100.0
6
1
—83.3
5
1
—80.0
1,925.00
85.00
-95.6
92
122
32.6
571
637
11.6
321
361
12.5
141,236.29
174,480.89
23.5
22
36
63.6
146
179
22.6
85
101
18.8
28,204.87
30,463.96
8.0
2
1
-50.0
7
2
-71.4
5
2
-60.0
2,410.00
1,565.00
—35.1
5
3
-40.0
32
27
-15.6
18
15
-16.7
8,493.28
6,682.62
—21.3
18
27
50.0
132
133
0.7
84
83
—1.1
35,836.97
31,060.00
—13.3
188
185
-1.5
893
900
0.7
501
508
1.3
234,352.76
238,356.09
1.7
138
145
5.0
738
812
10.0
426
469
10.1
166,899.21
206,521.86
23.7
12
14
16.7
58
61
5.1
39
42
7.6
21,095.81
21,632.88
2.5
36
50
38.9
156
191
22.4
102
123
20.6
61,963.77
107,287.31
73.1
21
8
-61.9
62
58
—6.4
41
37
-9.7
16,682.37
18,385.00
10.2
393
441
12.2
2,187
2,262
3.4
1,202
1,336
11.1
564,896.97
662,486.97
17.3
3
	
—100.0
21
10
-52.4
13
6
—53.8
5,588.69
1,817.00
-67.5
94
105
11.7
671
718
7.0
354
388
9.6
164,956.46
210,574.31
27.7
2,108| 2,293|          8.7
11,92_>| 12,753
6.9
6,6531 7,243
8.8
$3,260,065.56|$3,516,477.95
7.9
 J  16
VILLAGES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1
1
| PerCent
    —100.0
1
1
l           1,
1              PerCent
— 100.0
     —100.0
24
1
1
| PerCent
24      ...  ...
— 100.0
Too.o
— 100.0
-100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
— 10CKO
100.0
200.0
-i66!6
-Too.o
7
1
600.0
100.0
-100.6
-100.0
100.6
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
166.6
200.0
-100.0
— 100.0
100.0
1
	
l
2
18
4
— 100.0
25
6
38.9
50.0
1
1
	
6
1
3
6
2
5
5
1
4
2
1
4
8
6
3
15
2
5
5
1
14
1
2
3
1
19
24
33.3
600.0
1
1
1
1
l
l
1
1
150.0
1
	
1
	
250.0
—50.0
	
l
l
l
2
100.0
1
—25.0
	
100.0
1
1
5
17
280.0
41.2
1
1
1
2
12
27
5
1
2
125.0
100.0
4
3
3
11
14
—75.0
—33.3
1
— 100.0
6
24
—45.5
1
	
1
71.4
1
3
1
3
12
2
1
28
5
6
9
1
5
2
39
2
4
—25.0
—50.0
500.0
100.0
39.3
1
	
1
—60.0
—33.3
Serhelt
1
4
1
9
100.0
1
1
1
300.0
	
	
100.0
1
800.0
Warfii.1rt
Golden
8
100.0
Tnfqls
11
12
9.1
11
12
9.1
214
322
50.5
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        J  17
Province for the Calendar Years 1961 and 1962—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1961
1962
or (-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or (-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
PerCent
| PerCent
17
16
—5.8
126
89
—29.4
67
49
—26.9
$27,048.39
$20,347.10
—24.8
1
6
500.0
8
13
62.5
6
8
33.3
1,235.00
1,424.00
15.3
1
100.0
5
2
—60.0
3
1
—66.7
925.00
600.00
—64.9
2
— 100.0
6
11
83.3
3
6
100.0
1,218.77
993.50
— 18.5
11
16
45.5
94
97
3.2
55
58
5.4
28,505.08
23,687.88
— 16.9
4
3
-25.0
32
40
25.0
18
22
22.2
9,401.31
6,707.38
—28.7
6
20.0
2
23
2
43
1
13
1
28
115.0
500.00
9,005.00
450.00
12,867.50
— 10.0
5
86.9
42.9
1
4
300.0
26
35
34.6
13
20
53.8
4,029.00
7,506.35
86.3
2
3
50.0
18
19
5.5
13
11
-15.4
4,366.00
2,900.85
—33.6
6
14
133.0
89
136
52.8
46
73
58.7
70,297.07
32,277.50
—50.0
2
2
	
15
8
-46.7
9
4
—55.6
2,447.50
960.00
—60.8
4
4
	
15
15
	
10
8
—20.0
4,531.00
1,891.50
—58.3
5
4
-20.0
32
30
-6.2
18
21
16.7
7,639.48
7,765.00
1.6
1
1
	
11
5
-54.5
8
3
—62.5
1,793.82
2,600.00
45.0
4
10
150.0
32
41
28.1
21
24
14.3
12,542.50
10,334.76
-17.6
2
1
-50.0
25
8
—68.0
15
5
—66.7
5,534.00
1,290.00
-76.6
1
1
	
11
4
-63.6
7
3
-57.1
3,735.00
1,900.00
—49.1
3
	
-100.0
10
3
—70.0
6
2
—66.7
1,245.00
650.64
—47.8
1
100.0
8
13
62.5
4
6
50.0
1,412.76
2,470.00
74.9
5
12
140.0
50
78
56.0
29
44
51.7
10,521.95
17,020.00
61.8
11
17
54.5
38
101
165.0
25
62
148.0
11,040.60
23,592.45
114.0
128.0
3
61
— 100.0
96.7
2
30
— 100.0
110.0
607.00
— 100.0
7
16
120
63
22,692.21
28,294.67
24.7
4
100 0
18
21
16 7
10
12
20 0
5,755.75
4,460.00
4,455.00
1,123.97
22 6
4
1
-75.0
18
11
—38.9
11
7
—36.4
—74.8
2
2
	
7
15
114.0
4
8
100.0
2,240.00
2,297.50
2.5
3
	
— 100.0
23
27
17.4
13
16
23.1
3,945.00
6,242.00
58.2
5
4
—20.0
19
19
	
12
11
—8.3
8,300.00
8,207.50
— 1.1
12
16
33.3
84
138
64.3
48
75
56.3
16,130.91
30,296.30
87.8
3
8
166 0
2
5
150 0
325 00
2,110.00
13,382.03
549 0
10
7
—30.0
32
31
—3.1
22
20
—9.1
8,372.68
59.8
2
1
—50.0
22
35
59.1
13
20
53.8
14,582.50
4,621.10
—68.3
1
3
200.0
17
30
76.5
10
19
90.0
4,428.00
6,985.00
57.7
2
100.0
6
100 0
4
100 0
1,750.00
32,648.61
100 0
13
20
53.8
145
153
5.5
80
84
5.0
37,878.47
— 13.8
4
2
-50.0
16
24
50.0
10
12
20.0
2,505.00
3,596.68
43.6
4
4
	
47
63
34.0
26
34
30.8
12,349.97
18,119.00
46.7
4
100 0
3
100 0
1,521.00
100 0
1
2
100.0
100.0
5
6
100.0
—50.0
3
4
100.0
—50.0
715.00
1,750.00
100.0
1
12
8
3,104.00
—43.6
6
8
33.3
4
4
1,257.00
2,930.00
745.57
133 0
1
100.0
4
100.0
3
100.0
10O.0
1
4
300.0
10
9
— 10.0
9
9
3,022.00
1,925.00
36.3
4
2
50 0
2
2
450 00
62 4
6
100.0
33
30
—9.1
16
16
	
5,308.76
10,647.00
101.0
156
218
39.7
1,260
1,558
23.7
725
890
22.8
$378,958.02
$363,528.34
—4.0
 J 18
UNORGANIZED
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Detachment
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
Increase
or (-)
Decrease
Alberni- __    »   	
4
.
2
3
7
Per Cent
—25.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
133.0
3
3
2
2
4
Per Cent
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
33.3
—100.0
100.0
-50.0
loo.o
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
250.0
65
1
13
19
46
1
9
26
41
12
2
5
46
46
19
15
18
11
22
104
2
63
69
15
79
62
72
21
11
27
64
4
9
14
36
Per Cent
— 1.5
300.0
—30.8
Armstrong  ..      —
Ashcroft      ' -
1
3
1
3
—26.3
-21.7
— 100.0
10
24
27
16
11.1
1
1
2
— 100.0
100.0
-50.0
100.6
—100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.6
150.0
100.6
— 100.0
—60.0
200.0
100.0
100.0
1
1
2
2
1
—7.6
2
1
—34.1
Bralorne    ■       	
33.3
— 100.0
1
36
52
45
24
26
7
40
126
2
66
61
38
57
78
75
28
6
19
10
62
4
82
25
17
16
47
30
14
38
108
66
46
103
9
132
22
—80.0
2
i
2
4
1
2
—21.7
1
13.0
4
1
2
137.0
60.0
1
l
44.4
—36.4
2
4
4
10
2
2
1
4
4
7
1
81.8
21.2
1
4
2
4.7
-100.0
—60.0
100.0
100.0
— 11.6
153.0
5
1
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
5
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
—27.8
25.8
4.1
33.3
—45.5
	
	
—29.6
100.0
4
3
—25.0
100.6
4
3
—25.0
75.0
62
16
64
18
9
9
22
37
8
18
96
73
44
98
15
45
13
24
7
34
9
—75.0
4
8
4
7
28.1
38.9
100.0
—66.7
-50.0
100.0
100.0
— 14.3
100.0
-100.0
100.0
100.0
100.6
-100.0
200.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
250.0
— 100.0
200.0
— 100.0
88.9
3
1
4
1
100.0
—66.7
—33.3
2
1
2
1
77.8
3
6
1
3
4
1
114.0
— 18.9
75.0
111.0
6
4
7
6
3
6
1
7
1
2
6
16.7
50.0
100.0
—50.0
100.0
133.0
-100.O
100.0
100.0
100.6
-100.0
300.0
100.0
100.0
—33.3
100.0
100.0
350.0
-100.0
200.0
— 100.0
6
2
6
4
3
6
1
2
1
2
5
12.5
—9.5
4.5
8
7
5.1
—40.0
3
1
2
2
1
2
193.0
Keremeos.-.        	
Kimberley      ■
69.2
12
38
21
5
11
22
17
16
10
66
13
22
100
7
21
14
3
71.4
Ladysmith..- _ -	
11.8
133.0
100.0
2
2
11
11
15
9
2
26
15
16
74
14
40
4
1
Lumby.          	
4
1
1
1
100.0
4
3
1
4
4
2
9
3
1
1
3
1
1
7
13.3
77.8
400.0
Merritt    '
6
3
154.0
— 13.3
37.5
Nanaimo    .. „      	
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
35.1
—50.0
3
	
3
-47.5
250.0
200.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        I  19
Province for the Calendar Years 1961 and 1962—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or (-)
Decrease
Per Cent
1
Per Cent
PerCent
PerCent
37
31
— 16.2
180
149
— 17.2
130
113
— 13.1
$109,158.99
$63,960.92
—41.4
1
1
7
6
— 14.3
6
4
— 33.3
3,005.00
1,600.00
-46.8
8
4
—50.0
28
37
32.1
21
22
4.7
11,534.00
18,725.00
62.3
10
6
—40.0
33
27
— 18.2
25
20
-20.0
18,703.00
10,842.00
—42.0
22
16
—27.3
94
113
20.2
67
76
13.4
46,255.68
53,987.60
16.7
1
— 100.0
50.0
6
37
1
30
—83.3
— 18.9
5
26
1
22
—80.0
— 15.4
2,200.00
20,191.53
200.00
12,612.00
—90.9
4
6
—37.5
14
14
94
95
1.0
61
63
3.2
34,705.08
41,067.85
18.3
27
18
—33.3
90
79
— 12.2
66
57
— 13.6
37,022.75
51,837.00
40.0
8
9
12.5
38
37
-2.6
24
26
8.3
16,311.00
15,185.23
—6.9
2
-100.0
-66.7
4
13
8
2
100.0
—84.6
4
6
5
2
25.0
—66.7
1,200.00
3,752.50
1,560.00
600.00
30.0
3
1
—84.0
27
19
—29.6
94
93
—1.0
66
68
3.0
59,024.92
35,039.45
—40.6
31
30
-3.2
138
153
10.9
98
105
7.1
52,190.10
59,124.38
13.3
13
28
115.0
75
134
78.7
54
88
62.9
29,601.18
64,125.58
116.0
11
13
18.2
51
43
-15.7
40
31
—22.5
19,287.50
18,570.50
—3.7
15
16
6.6
79
88
11.4
56
61
8.9
27,206.40
30,605.72
12.5
5
4
—20.0
25
20
—20.0
16
16
	
10,434.96
7,793.00
—25.3
15
19
26.7
118
no
—6.7
84
73
—13.1
46,723.79
49,504.11
5.9
64
77
20.3
344
393
14.2
204
247
21.1
126,797.71
143,739.82
13.4
2
2
3
5
66.7
2
3
50.0
850.00
619.00
—27.2
42
34
— 19.0
178
159
— 10.7
115
Ul
—3.4
65,744.13
61,107.93
-7.0
37
34
—8.1
165
137
-16.9
121
103
— 14.9
118,388.95
80,887.46
—31.7
12
17
41.7
61
66
8.1
42
47
11.9
24,825.22
25,390.10
18.4
44
26
—40.9
149
140
—6.0
114
100
— 12.3
84,260.00
66,572.42
—20.9
32
53
65.6
160
225
40.6
112
153
36.6
77,124.40
117,208.84
52.0
48
42
-12.5
177
204
15.3
124
133
7.2
56,860.07
72,744.72
27.9
15
18
20.0
50
69
38.0
37
55
48.6
17,101.50
21,296.00
24.5
8
5
—37.5
34
35
2.9
26
26
	
16,437.00
24,135.00
46.8
17
17
5
67
1
82
21
22.4
2,000.0
54
1
68
15
25.9
1,400.0
47,678.00
300.00
34,687.00
11,718.50
—27.2
100.0
3,806.0
35
39
11.4
141
196
39.0
99
135
36.4
175,432.97
113,444.41
—35.3
9
4
-55.6
28
18
—35.7
20
12
—40.0
10,556.60
4,235.00
—59.9
37
43
16.2
189
213
12.7
125
145
16.0
118,473.84
133,919.53
13.0
10
12
20.0
44
52
18.2
31
31
14,000.00
19,025.80
35.9
7
8
14.3
27
33
22.2
20
22
10.0
5,645.00
11,509.50
104.0
8
10
25.0
59
52
— 11.9
41
39
—4.8
17,615.67
19,775.83
12.3
14
27
92.9
111
145
30.6
78
97
24.4
55,743.58
98,278.86
76.3
24
15
-37.5
92
77
— 16.3
68
56
— 17.6
52,673.60
34,070.59
-35.3
6
7
16.7
48
73
52.1
36
52
44.4
20,388.00
44,517.45
118.0
11
17
54.5
53
90
69.8
44
69
58.8
25,954.00
43,016.85
65.7
55
55
	
216
247
14.4
152
170
11.8
97,278.07
125,032.00
28.5
43
32
—25.6
178
166
—6.7
132
118
— 10.6
94,170.50
87,001.33
—7.6
27
27
142
196
38.0
102
131
28.4
70,028.88
85,446.79
22.0
53
55
3.7
284
272
—4.2
208
197
-5.2
127,133.55
137,831.32
8.4
8
5
— 37.5
26
26
20
20
18,237.50
9,535.00
—47.7
28
76
171.0
174
265
52.3
114
164
43.9
54,404.93
89,333.54
64.2
6
16
167.0
37
69
86.5
32
51
59.4
18,845.00
28,635.75
51.9
16
11
—31.3
84
65
—22.6
58
51
— 12.1
33,612.42
30,664.92
—8.7
4
10
150.0
10
33
230.0
8
26
225.0
3,800.00
19,255.00
407.0
20
18
— 10.0
103
87
— 15.5
69
55
—20.3
47,028.65
47,605.54
1.2
9
11
22.2
62
68
9.6
46
44
—4.3
21,742.73
33,401.93
53.6
4
100.0
1
21
2,000.0
1
11
1,000.0
130.00
6,103.07
4,595.0
—39.2
10
4
—60.0
37
35
—5.4
30
27
— 10.0
25,185.75
15,304.30
7
9
28.6
34
55
61.8
26
37
42.3
12,834.00
28,842.00
125.0
11
13
18.2
35
65
85.7
29
48
65.5
16,841.00
26,928.92
59.9
8
5
-37.5
26
29
11.5
20
23
15.0
15,214.75
17,304.48
13.7
2
4
100.0
14
22
57.1
8
18
125.0
4,196.67
7,955.69
89.6
20
29
45.0
113
105
-7.0
81
81
50,707.40
45,326.30
— 10.6
9
7
—22.2
32
23
—28.1
24
16
—33.3
11,865.48
6,580.34
—44.5
8
16
100.0
69
91
31.9
45
58
28.9
26,415.32
34,125.00
29.2
40
45
12.5
203
206
1.4
125
129
3.2
68,510.56
75,722.16
10.5
7
5
-28.6
37
26
-29.7
29
18
-37.9
16,383.36
8,224.00
-49.8
23
14
—39.1
98
64
-34.7
75
50
—33.3
52,739.05
38,304.00
—27.4
4
10
36.8
30
38
26.7
21
28
33.3
9,991.38
14,490.00
45.0
1
1
	
1
7
600.0
1
5
400.0
300.00
5,390.00
1,697.0
 J 20
UNORGANIZED—Continued
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Detachment
Killed
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Fatal Accidents
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Injured
1961
1962
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Oliver	
Osoyoos 	
Penticton	
Port Alberni—
Port Alice	
Port Edward	
Powell River—
Prince George-
Prince Rupert-
Princeton	
Qualicum	
Quesnel-
Queen Charlotte-
Red Pass	
Revelstoke	
Rossland	
Salmo	
Salmon Arm..
Sechelt- _.
Shawnigan Lake..
Sicamous	
Sidney	
Smithers	
Sooke..
Spences Bridge..
Squamish	
-Stewart ..
Summerland..
Telegraph Creek-
Terrace	
Trail	
Ucluelet	
University	
Vanderhoof	
Vernon 	
Williams Lake..
Zeballos	
Port Hardy.	
Wells..
Bowen Island-
Cumberland..
Lions Gate Bridge..
Pattullo Bridge	
Totals-
159
1
3
2101
Per Cent
— 100.0
2
1
—66.7
1
3
1
1
8
1
1
1
6
1
100.0
167.0
100.0
3
—83.3
333.0
—75.0
3
1
3
1
—57.1
5
3
— 100.0
100.0
3
1
1
2
2
2
1
100.0
100.0
	
100.0
— 100.0
3
1
2
— 100.0
100.0
2
2
—80.0
100.0
5
2
2
2
2
4
2
6
2
200.0
—50.0
	
1
1
—40.0
3
3
32.1
126
165
J PerCent
100.0
—66.7
100.0
167.0
100.0
—66.7
100.0
—40.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
— 100.0
100.0
-60.0
100.0
200.0
—50.0
30.9
21
25
34
21
31
33
2
3
1
24
38
17
35
140
178
1
4
84
53
66
106
64
129
5
7
18
36
1
33
15
9
6
18
22
23
11
14
26
32
42
29
40
20
31
12
10
29
56
2
5
18
43
45
42
44
13
11
47
33
21
38
46
45
90
49
1
2
5
5
15
3
1
33
43
22
80
80
80
3,095
3,656
Per Cent
19.0
— 38.2
6.4
50.0
— 100.0
58.3
106.0
27.1
300.0
—37.0
60.6
102.0
40.0
100.0
— 100.0
-54.5
—33.3
22.2
—52.2
85.7
31.3
37.9
55.0
-16.7
93.1
100.0
—72.2
4.6
4.7
— 15.4
—29.8
80.9
—2.1
—45.6
— 100.0
150.0
200.0
—66.7
30.3
264.0
18.1
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        J 21
Province for the Calendar Years 1961 and 1962—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
orC-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
1961
1962
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
PerCent
Per Cent
12
16
150.0
75
73
—2.6
52
48
—7.6
$25,119.07
$24,474.34
—2.5
19
12
— 36.8
66
64
-3.0
48
49
2.0
36,579.22
23,912.50
—34.6
19
18
—5.2
94
83
—11.7
66
57
— 13.6
42,005.21
41,236.93
— 1.8
2
3
50.0
7
15
114.0
5
11
120.0
3,850.00
6,350.00
64.9
1
— 100.0
1
— 100.0
1
— 100.0
1,000.00
— 100.0
14
20
42.9
95
90
—5.2
66
64
—3.0
46,034.01
52,024.00
13.0
12
19
58.3
57
79
38.6
42
58
38.1
17,180.00
23,956.41
39.4
86
103
19.8
478
516
7.9
303
352
16.2
177,564.17
222,283.31
25.2
1
1
	
4
7
75.0
3
5
66.7
520.00
1,910.00
267.0
44
33
—25.0
180
146
— 18.9
133
112
— 15.8
126,583.15
105,978.45
— 16.3
33
62
87.9
147
224
52.4
103
150
45.6
48,809.76
99,581.76
104.0
47
70
48.9
235
264
12.3
160
188
17.5
101,302.57
122,604.65
21.0
1
6
500.0
21
18
— 14.3
15
14
—6.6
7,760.00
14,875.00
91.7
58.3
6
111
100.0
21.9
4
89
100.0
36.9
42,738.44
1,750.00
61,139.61
100.0
12
19
91
65
43.1
1
— 10O.0
5
2
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3
1
—66.7
560.00
325.00
—41.9
15
9
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54
52
—3.7
42
37
— 11.9
22,328.00
21,190.00
—5.1
8
5
—37.5
26
43
65.4
19
27
42.1
12,311.65
19,488.00
58.3
8
10
25.0
56
66
17.9
42
52
23.8
21,517.65
27,633.13
28.4
9
9
	
37
42
13.5
27
33
22.2
17,992.12
17,830.93
—0.9
9
15
66.7
35
56
60.0
27
43
59.3
23,666.27
29,988.19
26.7
17
21
23.5
98
83
-15.3
61
44
—27.9
30,759.03
31,967.29
3.9
18
27
50.0
127
113
— 11.0
85
83
—2.3
44,020.13
49,445.00
12.3
12
18
50.0
64
93
45.3
49
68
38.8
23,962.42
29,498.05
23.1
10
2
—80.0
48
34
—29.2
37
25
—32.4
20,458.95
13,008.00
—36.4
20
36
80.0
76
114
50.0
60
88
46.7
34,150.12
89,556.27
162.0
1
100.0
2
4
100.0
2
4
100.0
875.00
2,375.00
9,180.00
171.0
11
4
—63.6
48
17
—64.6
31
12
—61.3
15,268.26
—39.9
23
1
158
100.0
15.3
1
113
100.0
15.3
400.00
58,000.43
100.0
23
137
98
76,032.72
—23.7
23
15
—34.8
108
56
—48.1
72
41
—43.1
46,348.10
22,739.13
-50.9
11
6
-45.5
35
44
25.7
27
33
22.2
13,640.00
17,814.00
30.6
33
24
—27.3
162
150
-7.4
91
87
—4.3
39,903.40
39,333.00
— 1.4
12
23
91.7
54
85
57.4
37
62
67.6
53,261.00
37,536.86
—29.5
25
29
16.0
120
156
30.0
80
115
43.8
45,386.38
53,445.53
17.8
46
31
—32.6
245
215
— 12.2
167
152
—8.9
138,836.41
107,379.07
—22.7
1
— 100.0
2
3
50.0
1
2
100.0
600.00
350.00
—41.7
2
5
150.0
9
15
66.7
6
11
83.3
1,875.00
2,800.00
49.3
2
8
300.0
31
40
29.0
19
28
47.4
7,402.03
25,342.91
242.0
1
1
7
4
—42.9
4
4
997.37
1,561.00
56.6
19
28
47.4
64
101
57.8
50
67
34.0
30,249.09
54,320.52
79.6
14
38
171.0
122
235
92.6
53
108
104.0
25,919.53
59,623.87
130.0
50
50
320
312
—2.5
148
142
—4.0
69,871.30
115,695.35
65.6
1,858
2,049
10.3
9,074
9,981
9.9
6,225
6,832
9.7
$4,074,193.10
$4,483,087.82
10.0
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Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
2.                    HOUR OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
12 to  1 a.m _ .	
1,229
950
697
392
291
213
277
923
1,273
812
996
1,195
1,219
1,329
1,510
1,894
2,513
2,703
1,548
1,815
1,561
1,258
1,134
1,343
2
20
26
16
3
8
4
9
4
8
6
7
11
7
6
12
17
20
25
15
27
12
18
20
21
386
286
215
127
90
69
63
256
357
212
275
330
358
380
454
602
801
825
509
564
477
389
323
407
1
823
638
2 to  3 a.m _     ..   _ _ _            	
466
262
193
140
205
7 to   8 a.m.     .. .         ...
663
8 tn   9am.
908
9.r> 10 a m
594
10 to 11 a.m _	
714
11 fn 1?.    m.
854
12 to   1 p.m	
854
1 to   2 p.m    	
2 to   3 p.m 	
943
1,044
1,275
4 to   5 p.m	
1,692
1,853
1,024
7 to   8 p.m.
1,224
8 to   9 p.m.       	
9 to 10 p.m.    ...             ...  ...    ._ _      	
10 to 11 p.m _ 	
1,072
851
791
11 to 12 p.m  	
915
1
Totals _ 	
29.077         1             322         1         8.756         1       19.999
3.                            DAY OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
4,145
3,591
3,624
3,311
3,537
5,140
5,729
73
24
30
29
26
48
92
1,392
1,060
992
959
1,036
1,508
1,809
2,680
2. Monday     .. ._  	
2,507
2,602
2,323
5. Thursday	
6. Fririav
7   Saturday
2,475
3,584
3,828
8. Nnf stated
Totals	
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
4.            TYPE OF VEHICLES INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles Involved
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Private passenger	
1. Truck
43,481
5,853
315
366
80
215
28
14
1
30,259
4,247
81
5
2
4
3
1,525
112
109
27
183
6
7
3.  Hits
198
4. Taxi  _	
255
49
29
22
7
9. Not stated
1
Totals ...  ....	
50,353
434
14,852
35,067
5.                     RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
65
4
3
20
4
42
2. Automatic signal  _.         _. _
2
1
3
	
1
2
4. Gates not down
5. Driver disregarded signal   	
6. Signal not given _ 	
3
7. Not stated
Totals
75
3
25
47
 J 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
MANNER OF COLLISION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Angle collision..
2. Head-on collision or head-on side-swipe..
3. Rear-end collision  	
4. Backed into other vehicle	
5. Side-swiped other vehicle going same direction..
6. Not stated	
10,570
4,424
7,728
529
1,416
4,410
77
109
14
2
120
2,805
1,491
2,354
22
158
1,926
7,688
2,824
5,360
507
1,256
2,364
Totals._
29,077
8,756
19,999
7.     DRIVERS INVOLVED, DESCRIPTION OF
Number of Drivers
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Male	
2. Female	
3. Not stated..
Totals..
42,794
7,244
315
381
49
4
12,408
2,410
34
30,005
4,785
277
50,353
434
14,852
35,067
Age of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. 16 to 20 years	
2. 21 to 24 years	
3. 25 to 30 years	
4. 31 to 40 years	
5. 41 to 50 years	
6. 51 to 60 years	
7. 61 to 64 years	
8. 65 to 69 years	
9. 70 years and over_
6,177
6,723
6,989
11,467
9,442
5,768
1,611
746
1,082
49
79
64
97
70
35
20
4
12
1,913
1,988
2,062
3,357
2,732
1,694
494
217
353
4,215
4,656
4,863
8,013
6,640
4,039
1,097
525
717
Driving Experience
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Less than 3 months..
2. 3 to 6 months	
3. 6 to 12 months	
4. 1 to 4 years	
5. 5 years and over.	
6. Not stated	
963
688
490
9,633
38,232
347
11
5
89
323
6
289
198
150
2,986
11,189
40
663
485
340
6,558
26,720
301
Condition of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Normal  	
2. Extreme fatigue	
3. Physical defect	
4. Confused by traffic
5. Ability impaired	
6. Not known 	
7. Not stated	
47,956
425
145
384
1,153
144
146
339
7
2
1
59
25
1
14,102
171
46
107
361
29
36
33,515
247
97
276
733
90
109
Licence of Driver
Total
Property
Damage Only
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Licensed in British Columbia..
2. Unlicensed	
3. Non-residents	
4. Not stated	
48,074
457
1,503
319
386
10
34
4
14,206
144
465
37
33,482
303
1,004
278
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        I 25
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
ACTION OF DRIVER CONTRIBUTING
TO ACCIDENT
Number of Drivers
Total
_
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
200
7,661
17,111
52
650
1,443
10
1,117
2,954
6
1,396
2,608
7
767
1,681
34
310
879
145
479
5
232
466
52
200
43
215
358
55
1,563
2,780
1
56
409
5
69
315
17
82
1
14
84
3
68
493
3
32
80
1
42
219
5
377
2,293
6
19
1
9
11
1. No improper driving	
2. Driving off roadway	
3. Did not have right-of-way
4,
5.
6.
7.
Car standing in roadway (not parked)..
Following too close	
On wrong side of road	
Failing to signal-
Through street—did not stop_
Passing at intersection	
Exceeding speed-limit	
Careless driving	
Cutting in..
. Car ran away	
Passing on curve or hill..
Passing on wrong side-
Hit and run-
Railroad—did not stop-
Cutting left corner	
Parked legally-
Driving through school zone-
Driving through safety zone-
Totals	
24,972
2,145
4,081
4,010
2,455
1,223
624
703
252
616
4,398
466
389
99
99
564
115
262
2,675
25
21
50,194
432
14,798
34,964
TRAFFIC CONTROL
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. No control present	
2. Police officer.  	
3. Automatic traffic signal	
4. Stop-signs	
5. Warning-signs, slow-signs, etc...
Totals.
21,008
273
3,893
2,780
954
277
5
4
14
20
6,234
71
1,259
835
308
14,497
197
2,630
1,931
626
28,908
320
8,707      19,881
10.
PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED, ACTIONS OF
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
5
58
10
172
10
115
8
173
1
93
13
98
19
86
3
111
25
3
22
1
5
13
3
11
2
14
4
84
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Not known	
Crossing at intersection—no signal-
In street, not at intersection-
Coming from behind parked or moving vehicle-
Crossing at intersection with signal-
Crossing street diagonally, not at intersection-
Walking on or along highway	
Playing in street-
Crossing at intersection against signal-
Not on roadway-
Getting on or off another vehicle-
Riding or hitching on vehicle	
Working on car or roadway	
Crossing intersection diagonally...
In pedestrian crosswalk	
Standing on safety isle	
Totals	
63
182
125
181
94
111
105
114
25
25
6
13
14
16
1,171
82
1,089
Condition of Pedestrian
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
866
21
65
68
15
136
56
2
9
9
2
4
810
19
56
59
13
7,   Not statpri
132
Totals	
1,171
82
1,089
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
11.
CLASSIFICATION OF VICTIMS
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Passengers...
2. Drivers	
3. Pedestrians..
4. Bicyclists .	
5. Motor-cycle drivers  	
6. Others (persons in horse-drawn vehicles, etc.)..
7. Motor-cycle passengers  	
8. Not stated	
Totals.
6,767
5,292
1,171
302
178
14
43
139
151
82
11
1
6,628
5,141
1,089
291
177
14
42
13,767
385
13,382
12.
NATURE OF INJURIES
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Slight shock and shake-up.	
2. Fractured skull	
3. Fractured spine	
4. Other fractures	
5. Other injuries (sprains, dislocations, etc.).
6. Internal injuries	
7. Concussion of brain —  	
8. Severe general shock with bruises and cuts._
9. Cuts by glass (only)  	
10. Drowned. 	
11. Burned  	
12. Asphyxiated .	
13. Not stated 	
3,911
331
63
1,411
7,266
475
207
34
33
22
9
5
2
128
16
83
1
121
2
3
22
2
5
3,909
203
47
1,328
7,265
354
205
31
33
Totals..
13,767
385
13,382
Number of Accidents
13.                       LIGHT CONDITIONS
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
16,705
8,708
1,582
1,672
351
59
132
157
10
13
8
2
5,014
2,599
494
501
130
18
11,559
5,952
3. Artificial light—good    ..  —	
4. Dusk or semi-darkness.
1,078
1,158
213
6. Not stated	
39
Totals    	
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
14. PROPERTY DAMAGE.—Amount of property damage for period covered by this report, $14,218,083.38;
amount for same period last year, $12,923,663.97.
15.
CONDITION OF VEHICLES
INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Apparently good 	
2. No chains (slippery road)..
3. Brakes defective	
4. Steering mechanism defective..
5. Headlights dim..
6. Puncture or blow-out	
7. Headlights out (both)	
8. Tail-light out or obscured-
9. Glaring headlights..
10. Headlight out (one light)..
11. Other defects	
12. Not stated	
47,326
1,039
712
223
98
297
110
148
36
45
242
77
404
6
14,051
197
206
91
43
86
45
31
10
12
57
23
32,871
836
498
132
52
210
63
115
25
33
179
53
Totals..
50,353
434
14,852 35,067
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962
I 27
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
16.                  DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
Number of Vehicles
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
31,143
6,187
2,734
2,249
615
2,481
505
93
335
2,713
140
517
535
106
294
45
28
9
4
31
2
5
2
2
6
4
2
9,523
1,657
633
726
79
673
56
16
95
1,040
24
132
173
25
21,326
4,485
3. Turning right 	
4. Slowing down or stopping._  	
2,073
1,514
532
1,777
447
77
235
10. Stopping (not at curb or off paved strip)	
1,671
114
379
358
14,   Nnt statrH
79
Totals      .    	
50,353
434
14,852
35,067
17.                           ROAD SURFACE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
14,409
10,390
2,201
764
1,043
93
177
183
96
16
7
11
1
8
4,595
3,177
484
218
196
28
58
9,631
7,117
1,701
4. Loose sand or gravel. 	
539
836
64
7. Not stated     .
111
Totals
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
18.                        ROAD CONDITION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
25,847
395
289
320
171
1,958
97
298
2
2
4
15
1
7,896
106
70
89
52
517
26
17,653
2. Defect in roadway  	
3. Obstruction in road -"•  „
287
217
227
5. Obstruction not marked or lighted. _  . 	
119
1,426
7. Not stated      ~	
70
Totals  .. -	
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
19.                           TYPE OF ROAD
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
25,500
2,218
802
269
33
195
60
279
28
4
5
3
3
7,815
565
257
48
7
46
18
17,406
1,625
541
4. Earth
5. Brick or cobble _ 	
6   Other
216
26
146
7    Not stated
39
Totals
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
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Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1962—Continued
20.                   WEATHER CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Clear       —.     „ „  	
15,450
7,440
3,706
866
1,276
76
263
172
57
63
13
13
1
3
4,756
2,247
1,128
270
252
19
84
10,522
7,  Rain
5,136
3. Cloudy _      _	
2,515
583
5. Snow           _   .     	
1,011
56
7,   Not stated
176
Totals -                                                    -                 -
29,077
322
8,756
19,999
Motor-vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued to December 31,1961—577,844;
motor-vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued to December 31, 1962—609,215.
Convictions
The driving records of the Motor-vehicle Branch include an individual file for
each person presently licensed to drive and for those whose licences have expired,
or whose driving privileges have been withdrawn through licence suspension. These
records include reports of all convictions entered in various Courts of the Province,
which provide the basis of the Drivers' Improvement Programme. British Columbia
is very fortunate in the high degree of co-operation that exists between the Courts
and the Motor-vehicle Branch, and which result is a complete reporting of these convictions.
The conviction reports, and in many instances the comments expressed by the
Magistrates, are invaluable in attempts to deal constructively with the drivers who
become involved as repeaters in traffic offences.
Reported convictions for driving offences in 1962 totalled 85,642, a slight increase over the 1961 total of 85,159. The small increase is reflected in the fact that
the level of enforcement has not increased throughout the Province in relation to the
increased vehicle use on our highways. The failure to step up enforcement proportionately to increased highway use reflects in the unfortunate accident trend which
developed in 1962.
It is of interest to note that 2,978 convictions were received from other Provinces or States where British Columbia drivers became involved in traffic offences.
British Columbia enjoys an arrangement whereby there are exchanges of this sort
of information. Copies of conviction reports entered in this Province against out-of-
Province motorists are likewise sent to their home jurisdictions. Impaired driving
convictions increased about 25 per cent, from 2,840 to 3,587. On the other hand,
speeding convictions decreased from 23,522 to 19,161.
The table which follows summarizes the conviction reports received from 1959
to 1962:—
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        I 29
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1959-62
Offences
1959 1960 1961 1962
Under Criminal Code of Canada—
Causing death by criminal negligence, sec. 192..
Causing bodily harm by criminal negligence, sec. 193	
Criminal negligence in operation of motor-vehicle, sec. 221 (1)_
Failing to stop after accident, sec. 221 (2)	
Dangerous driving, sec. 221 (4)..
Driving motor-vehicle while intoxicated, sec. 222  	
Driving motor-vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol or drugs,
sec. 223 	
Driving motor-vehicle while driver's licence under suspension, sec.
225 (3)
Motor-vehicle equipped with apparatus for making smoke screen,
sec. 226 :	
Unlawfully taking a motor-vehicle without consent of owner, sec. 281
Under Motor-vehicle Act—
Failing  to  obtain  or  display motor-vehicle licence  or permit  as
required, sees. 3-10, 57.
Failing to notify re change of address, sees. 11, 18 (11)	
Failing to report change in motor-vehicle, sec. 12	
Failing to transfer motor-vehicle, etc., sec. 14	
Failing to notify of removal or destruction of motor-vehicle, sec.
16(1)
Failing to register as a tourist, sec. 17	
Driving without obtaining driver's licence, sec. 18 (1), (2)	
Driving motor-vehicle otherwise than as restricted on driver's licence,
sec. 18 (6), (7), (8)
Driving without having driver's licence in possession at time, sec. 19
Driving while right to obtain licence is under suspension, sec. 20	
Driving as a chauffeur without chauffeur's licence or permit, sees.
21, 23, 25, 27, 28..      	
Operating as dealer without licence, misuse of dealer's plates, etc.,
sees. 29, 33, 34    	
Operating with " D " plates without salesman's licence or permit,
sees. 36-39	
Operating vehicle not properly equipped, sec. 40	
Failing to obtain replacement of licence or chauffeur's badge if
mutilated, sees. 41, 42   	
Carrying too many passengers on motor-cycle, sec. 43	
Improper disposition of licence-plate, dismantled vehicle, sec. 45	
Failing to report accident, etc., sec. 54  	
Making false  statement,  permitting  another  to  use licence,  etc.
sec. 55      	
Using licence belonging to another, refusing to show licence, etc.,
sec. 56	
Failing to stop on request of police or state proper name, sec. 58-
Altering number-plates and using fictitious plates, sec. 59	
Responsibility of owner when not driver, sec. 68  	
Permitting person not properly licensed to drive motor-vehicle, etc..
sec. 69      	
Failing to surrender licence on suspension, sec. 99  	
Removing or releasing impounded vehicle without authority, sec. 100
Producing invalid financial liability card, etc., sec. 102	
Improper operation of emergency vehicle, sec. 123
Failing to obey emergency instructions of a peace officer, sees. 122,
124  	
Failing to obey traffic-control signal legend, sees. 127, 128, 152	
Defacing  traffic-control  devices  by  advertising  or  removal,   etc.,
sees. 129, 131,  136  	
Failing to obey special signal signs re highway construction, sees.
132^135, 137  -  	
Careless driving, sees. 138, 139	
Exceeding maximum speed-limit, sec. 140	
Exceeding speed-limit passing schools and playgrounds, sec. 141-
Exceeding speed-limit overtaking stopped school bus, sec. 142	
Failure to drive on the right, sec. 143	
Infractions of " lane " driving, sees. 144-146	
Leaving highway other than at intersection, sec. 147-
Infractions of " passing," sees. 148-151, 153, 154	
Infractions of turning, starting, and directional signals, sees. 155-159.
160-162	
99
424
98
3,059
792
16
Failure to yield right-of-way, sees. 163-167-
1,554
245
3
19
5
2,959
2,380
1,570
40
457
14
25
6
1
1
145
80
180
41
2
296
4
11
17,214
61
3,839
22,349
3,867
8
134
2,288
1,289
2,304
1,382
71
513
98
2,936
920
20
7
2
72
610
32
79
2,840
862
14
11
1
48
634
242
94
3,587
956
7
4,496    |    4,558        4,518    |    5,588
1,604
272
2
26
1,475
108
2
29
1
8
2,884
1
8
4,807
3,044
1,305
46
2,991
1,259
93
398
359
19
54
20
8
24
2
158
195
79
55
177
26
9
132
29
9
250
2
262
3
3
6
7
26
21,130
22
15,192
2
2
31
3,661
23,686
2,503
32
113
3,154
55
3,287
23,522
1,710
72
145
3,023
1,300
1,157
2,369
1,461
2,359
1,556
1,562
73
1
36
12
3,568
2,846
843
123
428
24
28
3
184
79
137
35
12
7
284
6
8
2
1
82
17,915
277
3,261
19,161
1,557
46
152
3,587
16
1,335
3,062
1,467
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1959-62—
Continued
Offences
1959 1960 1961 1962
Under Motor-vehicle Act—Continued
Not exercising due care re pedestrians, sees. 168-172-
Failure by bicycle operators to obey rules, sec. 173	
Failure to stop at railroad crossing, sees. 174-176	
Failure to stop at intersections, sec. 177-
Illegal stopping or parking, sees. 178-181	
Leaving vehicle improperly parked, sec. 182..
Illegal parking on private property, sec. 183-
Backing vehicle illegally, sec. 184-
Operating motor-cycle with more than one person, sec. 185_
Requirements of safe driving on highway, sees. 186, 187	
Fire-vehicle safety, sees. 189, 190	
Driving on sidewalk, sec. 191-
Opening door requirements, sec. 194	
Illegal depositing of articles on highway, sec. 195..
Transporting explosives, sec. 196	
Failing to carry adequate safety equipment, sees. 197, 198-
Illegal use or defacement of signs, sec. 201  	
Motor-vehicle Act miscellaneous	
Under Motor-vehicle Act regulations—
Operating defective vehicle after ordered off road, sees. 2.02, 7.09..
Number-plates, sec. 3  	
Driving without proper head-lamps, sees. 4.01-4.06	
Driving without tail-lamps, reflectors, other required lamps, sees.
4.07^1.10    	
Driving without clearance-lamps, lamps on projections, etc., sees.
4.11-4.13	
Driving without proper parking-lamps, spot-lamps, turn-signal devices, etc., sees. 4.14-4.21	
Driving without adequate brakes, sees. 5, 6~
Driving vehicle with defective horn  or miscellaneous equipment,
sees. 7.01, 7.02  	
Driving vehicle without muffler, sec. 7.03-       .    	
Driving vehicle without rear-view mirror or unobstructed rear view,
sec. 7.04    	
Inadequate windshield-wiper, etc., sec. 7.05	
Driving vehicle without mud-guards, sec. 7.06	
Failing to have proper connection between motor-vehicle and trailer,
sec. 7.07     	
Failing to obtain temporary permit for moving motor-vehicle or
trailer from place to place, sec. 14	
Failing to sign driver's licence, sec. 15.
Parking prohibited at yellow curb, sec. 18.01	
Oversize loads, sees. 19.01-19.03	
Inadequate tires,  insecure loads,  excessive  speed  with  unloaded
trailer, sec. 19.04 „	
Excessive weight, sec. 19.05.
Failure to report for weight inspection, sec. 19.06	
Failure to obtain overweight or oversize permits, sec. 19.07	
Failure of a dealer to maintain security while carrying on a business, sec. 20.14	
Miscellaneous infractions	
Vancouver City by-laws—.	
Juvenile Delinquents Act... 	
Total of all convictions—
Convictions from out of Province-
Grand total, 1962	
1,074
2
210
6,149
803
473
321
1
20
21
16
29
1
138
4
260
1,775
709
134
285
76
1,097
25
114
204
52
1
249
73
230
14
19
68
1,142
5,389
87,099
234
6,158
1,014
868
415
29
25
10
55
184
7
136
1,320
5
198
4,821
959
482
368
12
32
20
16
31
3
172
90
1,237
172
5,541
1,100
628
6
371
11
19
13
13
29
77
4
192
6
4
75,599    | 79,993    [ 72,498    | 77,232
14
203
954
18
111
793
1,072
605
206
128
565
751
84
1,400
87
1,144
38
278
204
45
238
193
79
110
1
5
2
4
233
337
120
99
34
41
111
270
24
139
57
2
42
5,687
5,153
24
131
715
487
135
26
652
55
1,264
89
321
150
124
2
5
160
382
96
471
28
234
5,554
|    2,236
943    ]       964
1,615    |    2,368    [    2,047    |    1,892
94,842
85,159
85,642
2,978
I
88,620
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        J 31
3. DRIVING SAFETY
(a) Safety Responsibility
Legislation requires the submitting of proof of financial responsibility by owners
and drivers of motor-vehicles as a result of failure to satisfy judgments, serious driving infractions, and unsatisfactory driving records. The Safety Responsibility Division received 15,614 British Columbia Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificates for filing and accepted as such proof 13,616 certificates. This is an increase of
8.5 per cent over the 1961 total, and is directly related to the increasing number of
convictions for serious driving infractions. The following table gives full information
with regard to the filing and cancellation of British Columbia Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificates.
Comparisons of Financial Responsibility Certificates Received,
Filed, and Cancelled in 1961 and 1962
1961
1962
Increase
Decrease
Per Cent
13,477
12,544
933
10,379
1,261
904
12,914
$25,088
15,614
13,616
1,998
10,330
1,291
1,995
14,051
$27,232
2,137
1,072
1,065
30
1,091
1,137
$2,144
49
15.9
Total number of certificates filed	
	
8.5
114.1
Owner's policy certificates and garage
tificates filed 	
and sales agency cer-
—0.5
2.4
Owner's policy certificates filed (public and limited)	
120.7
8.8
8.5
Proof of financial responsibility was also given by persons and corporations by
way of a bond of a guarantee or surety company or by a deposit of security with the
Minister of Finance. In some cases, corporations satisfied the Superintendent of
Insurance that they could be classified as self-insurers, and appropriate certificates
were filed with the Superintendent of Motor-vehicles. During 1962 a total number
of 792 financial responsibility cards were issued to the persons and corporations who
satisfied the financial responsibility requirements in this manner.
Vehicles impounded in 1962 totalled 2,386, an increase over the 1961 total of
2,269. Impoundments are made when an accident occurs and the owner or driver
of a vehicle is unable to give proof of financial responsibility. Vehicles released
from impoundment on satisfaction of claims, depositing of security, or the lapse of
the legal time for holding a vehicle totalled 1,177. Vehicles remaining under impoundment at December 31, 1962, totalled 2,451, an increase of 33.1 per cent of
similarly held vehicles at the end of the previous year.
A total of 63,000 persons come within the scope of safety responsibility legislation in the Motor-vehicle Act. These persons must maintain proof of financial responsibility to enjoy driving privileges. The Branch must continually scan new
vehicle registrations, licence transfers, and new driver's licence applications to
enforce these requirements, and this process in 1962 involved the making of 700,000
name checks on the cardex wheel system. Suspended drivers at the year-end
amounted to 36,100 drivers, and the names of these persons are listed in a monthly
suspension list which receives wide distribution to issuing offices, enforcement
agencies, and administrators in other Canadian Provinces.
The following tables indicate the various causes for suspensions of persons coming within the scope of safety responsibility legislation in 1962 for the first time, and
 J 32
BRITISH COLUMBIA
it shows the number in various categories who were able to provide the necessary
evidence of proof of financial responsibility:—
Suspension of Drivers' Licences by Court Orders and Recommendations, 1962
Months
Years
u
O
Under
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
1
2
5
86
48
35
1
22
1
38
10
4
280
1
25
179
156
1
48
3
41
12
4
204
2
5
80
39
3
38
2
61
24
4
326
10
10
103
47
14
21
10
6
123
1
16
6
2
2
5
14
2
42
26
15
343
11
7
54
18
7
10
4
2
1
18
1
2
1
4
23
21
10
99
13
4
25
8
5
3
6
5
16
5
32
7
1
6
3
9
12
6
52
13
13
3
5
3
6
Bodily harm by criminal negligence	
21
Failing to remain at scene of accident-
Dangerous driving  _
243
129
49
1,577
59
Conviction and judgment outside the
Province 	
Driving without due care and attention
51
520
312
39
148
Totals	
197
743
431
622
166
19
535
29
215
72
125
3,154
Accident-
Accident-
Offence
-careless driving ___.
-dangerous driving.
No accident—dangerous driving	
Accident—criminal negligence	
No accident—criminal negligence	
Accident—drunken driving	
No accident—drunken driving	
Accident—impaired driving	
No accident—impaired driving	
Accident—failing to remain at scene of accident
Acciednt—driving under suspension	
No accident—driving under suspension	
Accident—suspension due to accident	
Accident—speeding	
Accident—unsatisfied judgment
Conviction and judgment outside Province
Unsatisfactory driving record  _ ...__
Suspension by Superintendent	
Drivers'
Suspended
1,886
65
102
22
11
21
55
706
2,030
475
11
78
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examination volume in 1962 was in the re-examination programme, and this
becomes inevitable as it was necessary to use some examiners in other lines of
work, particularly in licence-issuance tasks during peak-volume times.
The re-examination programme faces a continual challenge due to the ever-
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soon be available to assist in coping with the problem.
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fitness through the production of a medical certificate. It is important to point
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under 70 years of age. It is a fact the number of drivers below 70 with medical
problems considerably exceeds the number of drivers who have reached 70 years.
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part of the driving examination but a large percentage did subsequently qualify
by taking additional examinations:—
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(c) Drivers' Improvement Programme
We refer often in this Report to the principal factor in traffic accidents being
the driver of the motor-vehicle rather than the vehicle itself, or the highway upon
which the vehicle travels. These drivers are often ones who can pass a skill test
in driving with flying colours. They have the potential to be good drivers, but
they lack an apparent sense of responsibility which reflects in their behaviour
when behind the wheel of a motor-vehicle. They take chances which would
never occur in the thinking of a responsible driver. They sometimes exhibit the
" show off " tendency and find themselves in a sorry plight as a result. Then
there is the driver who fails to realize, or perhaps chooses to ignore, the fact that
he cannot drive, nor respond to emergencies, in a safe and sane manner after
consuming liquor.
The Drivers' Improvement Programme was started in 1953 as a means of
dealing with drivers whose unfortunate habits involve them in motor-vehicle
accidents or in Court convictions resulting from traffic violations. The problem
of recognizing this group is not difficult, except that it involves a great deal of
record-reviewing. Each time an accident report or a conviction record reaches
the file of a driver, his record is reviewed to see if he fits into this group. If so,
his file goes to a review panel to determine what form of action is appropriate.
It may be to
(1) send him a warning letter, pointing out his driving record and urging
more care in the future or face the possibility of licence suspension; or
(2) require him to personally attend before a Branch official for the purpose of a frank discussion of his record; often a driver's re-examination
is conducted which has a principal emphasis of trying to locate and
correct bad driving habits; or
(3) give notice of suspension of his driver's licence, always provided that
the licensee may have the opportunity to show cause why his licence
should not be suspended.
The following table sets out statistically the numbers of drivers who encountered this programme in 1962. It does not measure the degree of success in these
efforts. This is very difficult to assess. What is noticed is that about 30 per
cent are repeaters. Some are incorrigible, but more frequently when it eventually
gets home to them that continuance of these evidences of bad citizenship can
only lead to even greater difficulties, they begin to assume responsibility in keeping
with good highway manners. The problem is summed up by stating that rarely
does a driver in this category think there is anything wrong with his highway
behaviour. Incidents in which he is involved are always the result of some
other person's improper action.
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4. CENTRAL REGISTRY
An additional function of the Superintendent of Motor-vehicles carries the
designation of Registrar-General, and as such is responsible for the operation of
the Central Registry. The 1961 Report told of the organization of the Central
Registry to take over from the various County Court Registries the registration of
documents under the Bills of Sale Act, the Conditional Sales Act, and the Assignment
of Book Accounts Act, and to consolidate the recording of these documents with
ones involving motor-vehicles formerly requiring filing by the Superintendent of
Motor-vehicles.
The Central Registry overcomes much of the difficulty formerly encountered
by the public in the searching of records and the uncertainty which previously existed
in determining the proper location for the filing of a document. The operation of
the Registry has not been without problems. The large volumes of registrations,
unfortunately not received in equal daily quantities, and which also vary considerably
from month to month, have at times been difficult to handle. Added to this was the
problem of storage space, but the use of microfilm has provided that answer. Search
requests are very numerous, as was expected, and here again volume surges make
the handling difficult.
There can be no doubt of the great value of the Central Registry system. It will
remain a continuing challenge to keep improving the methods of operation.
Documents filed in the Central Registry totalled 136,538 in 1962, an increase
of 4.5 per cent over the 1961 total of 130,886. Records searched showed a 43-percent increase in the 1962 total of 89,312, compared to the 1961 total of 62,481.
Fees collected for services in the Registry amounted to $498,926 over the 1961 total
of $466,351, an increase of 7 per cent.
5. SCHOOL BUSES
The Superintendent of Motor-vehicles is charged with the responsibility of control over the equipment used for school bus transportation for students to and from
the public schools of the Province. This involves the setting of standards of construction and maintenance for school buses, and in this work the Motor-vehicle
Branch enjoys the services of the mechanical inspectors of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police and of the Motor Carrier Branch of the Public Utilities Commission.
Regular inspection of equipment is carried out to ensure compliance with the standards, and unsatisfactory equipment is either repaired to meet the standards or is
required to be replaced.
The total number of vehicles authorized for use in school bus transportation at
December 31, 1962, was 698, compared to the 1961 total of 660. These vehicles
carried an average of 47,032 pupils daily, with a daily average of 37,219 miles of
travel. During 1962 total mileage travelled by school buses was over 7,000,000. It
is a tribute to all who operate these vehicles that only 28 accidents resulted. No
lives were lost, and only 6 of the accidents involved personal injury.
6. STAFF
The staff of the Motor-vehicle Branch at December 31, 1962, totalled 294, the
same number on the corresponding date in 1961. The permanent staff increased
from 260 in 1961 to 261.   Temporary employees at the end of 1962 totalled 33.
The work requirements of the Branch increased in all divisions. Again, it is
a tremendous credit to the staff that the increase was handled without increased help.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1962        J 45
This pattern has been in evidence in the past several years. I am of the opinion that
we are reaching the end of achieving ever-increasing work production from our staff.
Within the next few years one of two alternatives must be taken—namely, to increase
staff in relationship to the rate of work increase or to further mechanize our work
programming. I hope the second alternative will be selected. It has so many advantages and will result in an increased level of service to the public.
Sincere appreciation is expressed to all staff members for their high level of
loyalty to their work.
CONCLUSION
This report shows a continuance of growth in the activities of the Branch,
evidenced in the Reports of preceding years. Increases in vehicle registrations and
the extension of services to more communities of the Province are examples of
growth resulting from an expanding Provincial economy. These are growths on the
positive side, and ones which will have to be faced by means of better and further
expanded services in the years immediately ahead.
Another form of growth so apparent in the activities of the Branch, and one
which might be termed a growth on the negative side, is that which arises through
the ever-increasing totals of highway accidents and Court convictions for traffic law
infractions. There is no alternative for the Branch but to increase its ability to cope
with this problem through the development of better work methods, and inevitably
assigning additional employees to that work area. Unfortunately, work done by the
Branch with drivers who have unfavourable records by its nature always comes after
an accident or infraction has occurred. The enforcement agencies are generally in
the position of having to cope with increased highway traffic without suitable increases in manpower assigned to traffic enforcement. Highway miles travelled in
British Columbia increased by 300,000,000 miles in 1962 over the 1961 mileage.
An appropriate increase in traffic enforcement personnel could be expected to not
only increase their ability to apprehend the law violator, but to provide, through their
presence on the highway, a deterrent to the motorist who might be otherwise inclined
to take a chance, which too often ends in tragedy.
Some traffic safety education is conducted in the Province by the several traffic
safety organizations, but it has not penetrated to a large percentage of our population. Our schools continue their good work with the youth, but these efforts end
prior to the vital time of driver-training. Pedestrian fatalities continue at an alarming level, particularly with the senior citizens. A general step-up in traffic safety
education is indicated.
Again, I emphasize that an early start be made in providing a new building
to accommodate the headquarters operation of the Branch. Existing accommodation is very inadequate and prevents the full development of efficient work programmes.
May I express my gratitude to all those who have assisted this Branch in its
efforts. Your Departmental members have always given freely of their assistance
and advice. We continue to enjoy good liaison with the Judicial and Magisterial
Benches of the Province and with the members of the Law Society. Our thanks
are expressed to the Officer Commanding and other officers and members of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and to the Chiefs, officers, and members of the
various municipal police departments. Our continued high degree of liaison with
these organizations is invaluable in the meeting of our obligations.   Sincere appre-
 J 46 BRITISH COLUMBIA
ciation goes to the many business and community groups with which we come in
contact. Their continued interest and support of programmes dedicated to highway
safety is indeed commendable.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
GEORGE LINDSAY,
Superintendent of Motor-vehicles.
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1964
410-164-1748
    

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