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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
ANNUAL REPORT
of the
MOTOR-VEHICLE
BRANCH
FOR THE YEAR
1965
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1967
  To Major-General the Honourable George Randolph Pearkes,
V.C., P.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., CD.,
Lieutenant-Governor oj the Province oj 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 1965.
R. W. BONNER,
A ttorney-General.
Attorney-General's Department,
Victoria, B.C., December, 1966.
  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965
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 1965. Activities of the Branch during the 1965 licence-year, which
ended February 28, 1966, form the subjects of this Report.
It will be noted that the constant growth in the number of vehicle registrations
and licensed drivers, which was evident in past years, continued unabated during
1965. The British Columbia rate of growth of vehicle registrations continues to
exceed the national average, and there is good reason to expect that this trend will
continue in the years immediately ahead.
The Branch was again faced with the necessity of providing increased service
in the fast-growing smaller centres of the Province. Areas which could formerly
be serviced sufficiently on, for example, a once-weekly basis, have suddenly outgrown this service and additional staff time has been necessary to meet the increasing demands. This type of problem will have to be faced continually as our
Provincial economy expands. The public has come to expect that Motor-vehicle
Branch service will be provided on a convenient basis in all communities where
substantial numbers of vehicles are located. Additional licence-issuing facilities
were provided in 1965 through arrangements with Municipal Councils in several
communities, where this service is provided for the Branch on a commission basis.
In December of 1965 the Haney Motor Licence Office was opened to provide that
fast-growing community with a full range of services of the Branch.
It is with regret that this Report must deal with an unfavourable accident
trend during 1965. The most unfortunate and dramatic aspect of this trend was
the increase in highway deaths from 394 to 500. This is a shocking statistic. It
is certainly to be hoped that the very great rate of increase will not continue. It
may be that the abnormal increase will sufficiently emphasize the gravity of the
problem which faces us in highway safety. There is obviously no simple solution,
yet somehow highway users must be persuaded and trained to change their highway
habits. All too often there is evidence of the lack of a sense of responsibility toward
others who drive. All signs again point to what has been said before, that engineering, enforcement, and, above all, education need to be stepped up to come to grips
with what is often called a major illness of our society—the traffic accident.
The 1964 Report told of steps being developed at that time to place the
records of the Branch into a computer. The first stage of this ambitious programme
was completed in 1965 by storing all motor-vehicle licence records on magnetic
tape. Method conversions of this nature are very complex; however, by the
year-end some of the benefits were becoming evident. The next stage of development will see driver licence records placed on magnetic tape. After this has been
completed, the level of service to the public will be substantially improved, and we
anticipate considerable savings in the expensive item of space for vast record files.
Activities of the Branch are dealt with under the following headings:—
1. Licences.
2. Accidents and Convictions.
 M 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA
3. Driving Safety.
(a) Safety Responsibility.
(£>) Examination of Drivers.
(c) Driver Improvement Programme.
(_.) Motor-vehicle Inspection.
4. Central Registry.
5. School Buses.
6. Staff.
1. LICENCES
Motor-vehicles licensed in British Columbia in 1965 reached the total of
767,669, as compared to 705,380 in 1964, an increase of 62,289 or 8.8 per cent.
Passenger-type motor-vehicles licensed in 1965 numbered 623,742, an increase of 51,935 over the 1964 total of 571,807. Commercial-vehicle registration
increased by 10,354. For 1964 the total number of commercial vehicles licensed
was 143,927.   In comparison, the 1963 total for commercial vehicles was 133,573.
The increase in motor-cycle registration of 4,364 from the 1964 total of 9,012
to the 1965 total of 13,376 (48.4 per cent) indicates the general motoring public
are continuing to become interested in using the motor-cycle as a means of
transportation.
Trailer registrations continue to increase. The 1965 total of 73,152 is an
increase of 6,427 over the 66,725 registration total of 1964. The largest increase
is in the camping or boat-type trailer, since the people of British Columbia are
spending more of their leisure hours out-of-doors.
The comparative statement of licences, permits, etc., for motor-vehicles, trailers,
and chauffeurs covers the volumes in these categories during the licence-years 1958
to 1965,
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965        M 7
Comparative Statement oj Licences, Permits, Etc., Issued during
the Licence-years 1958 to 1965, Inclusive
Licences Issued
1958      1959      1960
1961
1962      1963
1964
1965
Motor-vehicles—
Passenger (new).
Passenger (renewal)	
Total passenger-
Commercial (new)..
Commercial (renewal)	
Total commercial-
Total motor-vehicles..
Non-resident touring motor-vehicle permits-
Non-resident special motor-vehicle permits—
Non-resident commercial motor-vehicle permits	
Single trip	
Quarterly permits-
Totals	
Extra-Provincial prorated trucks-
Temporary operation permits	
Passenger..
CommerciaL.
Totals	
Transporter-
OriginaL.
Additional..
Motor-cycles—
New	
Renewal.
Totals-
Trailers	
Extra-Provincial prorated trailers-
Motor-dealers—
Original licences-
Additional plates..
Original motor-cycle dealer licences-
Additional motor-cycle dealer licences-
Salesmen's licences	
Transfers—
Passenger....
CommerciaL.
Motor-cycle...
Trailers	
Total transfers-
Chauffeurs—
Original Class A	
Original Class B	
Original Class C	
Searches	
Safety responsibility insurance certificates
filed	
43,576   49.
349,761 370:
268   45,364
154 400,686
48,348
419,022
56,822
438,486
67,659
463,457
76,388
495,419
94,190
529,552
393,337|419,422|446,050|   467,370
495,308|531,116|   571,807]   623,742
11,676   12.
106,190 108,
985     9,603
956 104,618
10,576
106,095
11,886(
108,8431
13,830
112,228
16,604|
116,969|
20,367
123,560
117,866|121,941|114,221|   116,671
120,729|126,058|   133,573|   143,927
511,203|541,363]560,271|   584,041
616,037|657,174|   705,380)   767,669
1,100
149
10,056
965
109
13,197
1,302
198
16,525
344
1,343
187
1,551
157
15,831
2,471
12,069
1,772
1,613
110
12,478
2,241
1,4461
ni|
1,212
86
13,221|
2,746|
14,250
2,228
10,056| 13,197| 16,869]  18,302
13,841| 14,719|  15,967|  16,478
13,333
18,100
2,048
7,805]
16,2731
7,719
19,988
1,822
8,732 10,076
20,490 25,429
2,203
11,237
30,368
2,072
12,961
36,360
13,333| 18,100| 24,078]  27,707
29,222| 35,505|41,605]  49,321
577   678   603
3,464  3,450  3,477
652
3,587
706  1,342   4,209
3,683  3,937   4,803
17
82
5,630
8,016
4,041] 4,128] 4'080l  4>239
4,389| 5,279]  9,012|  13,376
34,9281 43,682 48,658
730 755
925 970
15 31
7] 19
919 1,024
218,5131229,655
46,536| 48,061
3,190] 3,080
1,046| 1,513
748
989
40
16
1,008
224,037
40,612
2,750
1,318
53,109
782
817
28
10
954
228,311
41,800
2,726
1,510
56,434
3,391
885
866
44
13
1,044
256,580
43,610
2,976
2,818
62,116
3,647
66,725
4,042
968
884
51
16
1,182
1,057
966
91
24
1,296
284,641
44,899
3,349
4,069
304,487
47,618
5,312
4,489
73,152
4,275
1,105
1,097
124
31
1,404
337,369
52,423
8,171
5,810
269,285|282,309|268,717| 274,347
5,207
4,112
61,556
639,269
12,785
5,295
4,485
64,359
328,115
13,018
5,368
4,756
65,209
305,984|336,958] 361,906| 403,773
5,518
4,925
64,446
887,170| 1,493,937
12,297  12,523
5,672
5,010
63,677
796,687
13,741
5,8911
5,320]
67,781|
641,992]!
I
5,910|
5,432]
72,484|
619,395 1
6,310
5,785
80,977
145,251
14,281  15,563]  17,707
I      I
Driver Licences
Original driver licences issued by the Motor-vehicle Branch during 1965 to
applicants not previously licensed to drive in British Columbia totalled 64,967, an
increase of 9,646 or 17.4 per cent over the 1964 total of 55,321. Original licences
issued to adult applicants amounted to 38,633, and those issued to applicants under
21 years of age amounted to 26,334.
The total number of licensed drivers in 1965 amounted to 867,835, an increase
of 53,352 or 6.6 per cent over the 1964 total of 814,483. Male drivers comprised
65.2 per cent of the total in the amount of 565,480, leaving the remaining 302,355
to be the number of licensed female drivers.
 M 8
BRITISH COLUMBIA
The following table sets out statistical information on the number of drivers in
the various age-groups. It will be noted that this table now provides for the
number of male and female drivers in each age-group. An interesting point
brought out by this table shows the total of drivers in the age-groups " 70 years of
age and over " amounts to 28,875, of this total only 4,528 or 15.7 per cent are
female drivers, which is far below the percentage of female drivers in the over-all
total of licensed drivers.
Driver Licences—Statistical Information by Age-groups
Age
Year of Birth
Male        Female
Total
Per Cent
of Total
16-20 years..
21-24
25-30
31-35
36-40
41-45
46-50
51-55
56-60
61-65
66-69
70-75
76-80
81-85
86-90    ,.
Over 90 years
Totals-
1946-1950
1942-1945
1936-1941
1931-1935
1926-1930
1921-1925
1916-1920
1911-1915
1906-1910
1901-1905
1897-1900
1891-1896
1886-1890
1881-1885
1876-1880
1875 and prior
52,465
52,766
76,114
62,676
62,733
58,375
50,067
47,655
37,166
26,412
14,704
14,262
7,001
2,600
434
50
28,345
31,025
46,453
36,038
36,542
36,334
30,140
24,272
15,535
8,625
4,518
3,374
921
206
24
3
80,810
83,791
122,567
98,714
99,275
94,709
80,207
71,927
52,701
35,037
19,222
17,636
7,922
2,806
458
53
565,480
(65.160%)
302,355
(34.840%)
867,835
9.312
9.655
14.123
11.375
11.439
10.913
9.242
8.290
6.072
4.040
2.214
2.032
0.912
0.323
0.052
0.006
100.000
Chauffeurs' Licences
The comparative statement of licences and permits shows the number of
licensed chauffeurs in 1965 was 93,072, which is an increase of 9,146 over the
1964 total of 83,926. The major increase in chauffeurs' licence issuance was for
the Class C licence required for truck-drivers. The 1965 total was 80,977, compared to 72,484 in 1964. The number of Class A chauffeurs licensed to drive buses
increased slightly, from 5,910 in 1964 to 6,310 in 1965. Class B licences issued
to taxi-drivers increased from 5,432 in 1964 to 5,785 in 1965.
Distribution of Motor-vehicles
The distribution of motor-vehicles in the various centres of the Province is
always of interest. The following table gives information concerning the numbers
of licences issued through the principal licence offices. Since vehicle-owners move
frequently from one area to another, and vehicles are often sold to new owners
residing in different locations from the previous owners, the table cannot be
regarded as an accurate population count of vehicles in the various parts of the
Province. However, the table does provide a guide as to the distribution of vehicles
throughout the Province, and it is of use to groups concerned with community
planning projects and development.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1965        M 9
Summary oj Passenger Motor-vehicle Licences Issued under Motor-vehicle Act and
Commercial Motor-vehicle Licences Issued under Department oj Commercial
Transport Act, by Issuing Office, during 1965 Licence-year.
Passenger Motor-vehicles
Commercial Motor-vehicles
Grand
Total
Issuing Office
Used
Registrations
New
Registrations
Renewals
Total
Used
Registrations
New
Registrations
Renewals
Total
205
196
44
3
74
433
35
697
638
535
174
582
253
222
108
545
14
501
52
1,013
68
688
83
18
55
61
404
473
2,220
826
86
447
56
121
1,423
233
16
181
212
39
242
83
120
402
3,901
2,100
1,323
122
394
2,228
206
44
12
769
740
8
3
108
1,075
62
1,055
960
641
227
739
610
119
38
530
5
245
168
1,529
1
948
455
24
150
388
1,346
909
6,648
4,741
67
1,002
50
260
1,764
466
25
316
112
14
252
327
436
1,073
15,258
8,929
5,567
113
1,000
6,211
346
141
9
6,774
7,289
948
29
970
11,125
797
18,743
9,727
5,763
1,974
4,505
8,224
1,381
497
3,523
793
2,421
1,825
10,751
348
10,145
2,559
758
1,832
3,159
12,852
8,275
63,889
21,709
2,292
8,185
370
3,994
11,166
3,586
800
3,082
1,624
977
3,026
1,996
2,447
6,205
82,377
48,022
30,227
1,196
8,207
82,965
3,221
7,748
8,225
1,000
35
1,152
12,633
894
20,495
11,325
6,939
2,375
5,826
9,087
1,722
643
4,598
812
3,167
2,045
13,293
417
11,781
3,097
800
2,037
3,608
14,602
9,657
72,757
27,276
2,445
9,634
476
4,375
14,353
4,285
841
3,579
1,948
1,030
3,520
2,406
3,003
7,680
101,536
59,051
37,117
1,431
9,601
91,404
3,773
185
23
32
23
8
5
21
46
9
86
49
91
44
256
36
88
58
195
3
162
14
207
11
123
9
6
9
12
50
76
188
26
11
44
125
15
289
35
3
48
56
3
63
23
28
35
124
163
41
36
70
137
87
I
214
207
16
112
278
53
361
321
214
89
416
227
76
44
446
9
138
51
589
9
198
HI
15
73
73
343
238
974
517
54
257
73
53
1,014
142
13
176
88
9
95
190
291
184
2,259
2,871
240
97
412
1,724
290
37
2,172
1,504
539
49
716
3,230
613
4,760
2,339
2,206
1,243
2,566
2,229
760
331
2,447
310
1,434
1,052
4,310
231
2,921
389
455
904
956
3,065
3,146
8,916
2,247
1,042
2,289
358
909
4,688
1,056
415
1,692
658
227
1,484
1,265
1,217
1,261
14,703
6,806
1,971
981
3,663
16,544
2,287
1
3
2,418
1,734
563
54
849
3,554
675
5,207
2,709
2,511
1,376
3,238
2,492
924
433
3,088
322
1,734
1,117
5,106
251
3,242
509
476
986
1,041
3,458
3,460
10,078
2,790
1,107
2,590
556
977
5,991
1,233
431
1,916
802
239
1,642
1,478
1,536
1,480
17,086
9,840
2,252
1,114
4,145
18,405
2,664
40
8
10,166
9,959
1,563
Atlin
89
2,001
Chilliwack..	
16,187
1,569
25,702
Courtenay	
14,034
9,450
3,751
9,064
11,579
Fernie	
Fort Nelson 	
Fort St. John	
2,646
1,076
7,686
1,134
4,901
3,162
18,399
Kaslo      ...
668
15,023
Kitimat    —
Lillooet	
Merritt 	
Mission	
Nanaimo	
Nelson 	
New Westminsteri*—.
North Vancouver	
Oliver -	
Penticton	
3,606
1,276
3,023
4,649
18,060
13,117
82,835
30,066
3,552
12,224
1,032
Powell River	
Prince GeorgeT	
Prince Rupert	
5,352
20,344
5,518
1,272
Quesnel: ___!__	
Revelstoke	
5,495
2,750
1,269
5,162
Smithers 	
Terrace 	
Trail  	
3,884
4,539
9,160
Vancouver2*	
Vancouver East2* ...
Vancouver-Pt. Grey2*
Vanderhoof 	
Vernon 	
118,622
68,891
39,369
2,545
13,746
109,809
6,437
225
Invermere „
2
31
Totals  	
25,211
68,979
529,552
623,742
3,383
16,984
123,560
143,927
767,669
* Correct motor-vehicle population for these areas is as follows:—
i New Westminster (includes issuance at Haney until December 31, 1965, and temporary office at Burnaby
during rush period, and mail-order issuance to New Westminster area from Victoria): Passenger, 74,021;
commercial, 10,325.
2 Vancouver (includes issuance from motor licence offices at 1730 West Georgia Street, 2410 Nanaimo Street,
and 6237 West Boulevard, and mail-order issuance to Vancouver area from Victoria; does not include issuance
at North Vancouver and does not include 713 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that
operate throughout British Columbia; issuance at Sechelt and Squamish, which account through Vancouver, has
been deducted):   Passenger, 208,503;  commercial, 27,315.
* Victoria (does not include mail-order issuance to other areas; does not include 1,428 passenger and 4,263
commercial plates issued for Provincial Government vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia; and
does not include 449 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that operate throughout British
Columbia; issuance of 267 commercial plates to prorated vehicles has been deducted): Passenger, 67,470;
commercial, 9,566.
 M 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Revenue
Revenue collected by the Motor-vehicle Branch from licences, permits, and
other services, and in the payment of social services tax, increased by 12.3 per cent
to $27,516,297.24 in the 1965 licence-year. The increase was $3,016,324.93 over
the 1964 total of $24,499,972.31. Social services tax collections amounted to
$2,351,436.65, as compared to $1,858,056.04 in 1964. These collections cover
motor-vehicle and trailer taxes on transactions which do not involve licensed motor-
dealers. The motor-dealers make their payment of tax collections directly to the
Consumer Taxation Branch of the Department of Finance.
Offices of this Branch collected 67.38 per cent of total collections, in the
amount of $18,474,085.26. Offices of the Department of Finance, which carry out
licence-issuing service in areas not served by the Motor-vehicle Branch, collected
the balance of 32.62 per cent. These percentages show no appreciable change of
the 1964 licence-year figures.
The locations of Motor-vehicle Branch offices are listed below, and the 1965
revenue collection at each office is shown:—
Vancouver     $4,418,680.17
Victoria        3,538,859.07
New Westminster       2,550,097.42
Vancouver East       2,485,784.37
Vancouver-Point Grey       1,102,550.31
Cloverdale   842,432.93
North Vancouver  841,051.98
Kamloops   736,816.53
Chilliwack   628,540.45
Dawson Creek  516,640.02
Abbotsford   355,539.97
Trail   292,733.55
Mission  156,859.04
Haney1   7,499.45
Total  $18,474,085.26
1 The Haney office commenced issuance on January 3,1966.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 11
Refunds
The Motor-vehicle Act provides for refunds of licence fees in some instances
where licences are surrendered to a motor licence office, as follows:—
Driver licences: Upon surrender and request, the fee for the unexpired full
years is refundable.
Owners of vehicles (1) who leave the Province and take their motor-vehicle
with them, (2) who declare their motor-vehicle burned, junked, or damaged beyond
repair, may obtain a proportionate refund upon request.
Refunds are obtainable by the seller on commercial-vehicle licences when
vehicles are transferred. The new owners then are required to relicence for the
gross vehicle weight at which they intend to operate the vehicle.
Another statutory refund is made for vehicles located east of the Cascade
Mountains which are not operated in winter months (November, December, January). In the past there has been a continuous decline in the number of passenger
motor-vehicle seasonal refunds. This reflects on the ability to operate vehicles on
an all-year-round basis in practically every area of the Province.
The following table sets out the number of refunds and the amounts of money
refunded in the 1965 licence-year:—
Type of Refund Number Amount
Driver licences        935 $2,479.50
Motor-vehicle licences, general refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger  1,692 $13,150.76
Dealers' licences        43 331.88
Drivers' general       325 1,466.00
Chauffeurs' licences         10 16.25
Department oj Commercial Transport Act—commercial       409 23,449.02
     2,479             38,413.91
Relinquishment refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger  6,920 $42,669.72
Department oj Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial      908 31,195.26
Farm commercial       46 709.42
     7,874            74,574.40
Seasonal refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger      302 $1,735.59
Department oj Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial      354 18,386.58
Farm commercial       63 1,350.06
       719           21,472.23
Refunds on transfers—
Department oj Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial     413 $80,953.25
Farm commercial        38 1,084.70
       451             82,037.95
Totals   12,458 $218,977.99
 M 12
BRITISH COLUMBIA
2. ACCIDENTS AND CONVICTIONS
Motor-vehicle Accidents
The following table gives a summary of the accident frequency during the
period 1954 to 1965:—
Motor-
Number
Accidents
per 1,000
Deaths
per
10,000
Vehicles
Registered
Average
Deaths
per 100
Million
Miles
Fatal
Fatal
Accidents
Year
vehicles
Registered
of
Accidents
Vehicles
Registered
Injuries
Deaths
Property
Damage
Accidents
per 100
Million
Miles
1954	
367,967
22,425
61.05
7,582
211
5.7
$325.67
7.38
181
6.33
1955	
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
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
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
1963	
648,303
30,924
47.82
14,585
360
5.6
503.65
7.00
309
6.01
1964	
700,048    ]
38,368
54.81
16,911
393
5.6
523.39
6.90
345
6.06
1965	
7164,353
40,262
52.68
17,574
500
6.5
561.96
8.00
1
421
6.73
Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in
CITIES
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1964
1965
Increase
or (-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
100.0
1
3
2
1
Per Cent
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
200.0
— 100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
34
2
75
30
45
57
58
12
4
6
3
109
1
111
16
-21
13
415
208
87'
74
107
40
195
52
30
14
8
43
4,777
80
659
26
71
15
106
22
34
39
68
11
3
7
1
115
1
120
11
125
19
412
,    210
92
57
88
46
204
55
2®
14
37
56
4,769
74
600
31
Per Cent
108.0
4
650.0
4
2
1
100.0
100.0
100.0
200.0
— 100.0
100.0
—100.0
100.0
300.0
— 100.0
—25.0
200.0
-50.0
200.0
75.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
41.0
	
—26.0
—24.0
—31.0
1
3
1
3
17.0
—8.0
1
1
3
1
1
1
4
3
3
1
3
2
2
2
6
—25.0
16.0
1'
1
—66.0
6.0
1
1
4
3
1
1.
4
2
1'
4
1
1
1
4
4
300.0
— 100.0
—25.0
200.0
—50.0
100.0
50.0
— 1O0.O
100.0
100.0
-7.0
100.0
233.0
100.0
8.0
—31.0
Nanaimo
3
3.0
46.0
3
1
1
4
2
. 1
4
.1
3
1
3
2
2
3
7
—0.5
0.2
6.0
-23.0
— 17.0
15.0
4.0
5.0
—7.0
	
1
2
1
362.0
Trail
30.0
Vancouver                                           _
44
1
3
40
2
10
1
— 10.0
100.0
233.0
100.0
43
1
3
40
2
10
1
—0.8
—7.0
—9.0
Whitf. Iln<-Vr
20.0
Tntnls
74
102
38.0
73
96
31.0
7,512
7,541
0.4
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 13
The upward trend of motor-vehicle accidents continued in 1965. The number
of persons killed amounted to 500, which far exceeded the 1964 total of 393; this
is a 27.2-per-cent increase. Fatal accidents totalled 421, which is a 22-per-cent
increase over the 1964 total of 345.
Reportable motor-vehicle accidents totalled 40,262, an increase of 1,894 or
4.9 per cent over the 1964 total of 38,368. Accidents resulted in 17,574 personal
injuries, an increase of 663 or 3.9 per cent over the 1964 total of 16,911.
The number of accidents resulting in property damage amounted to 30,997,
an increase of 4,084 or 15.2 per cent over the 1964 total of 26,913. The property
damage as a result of these accidents amounted to $22,625,696.03, an increase of
$2,544,207.18 or 12.7 per cent over the 1964 total of $20,081,488.85.
The preceding table shows a decrease in the accidents per 1,000 vehicles registered, but shows substantial increases in deaths per 10,000 vehicles registered,
deaths per 100 million miles driven, and fatal accidents per 100 million miles driven.
The average property damage was also considerably higher than in previous years.
The following tables set out accident statistics of the various cities, municipalities, villages, and districts in British Columbia for 1964 and 1965:—
the Province jor the Calendar Years 1964 and 1965
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
28
47
67.0
171
214
25.0
104
123
18.0
$52,575.51
$65,470.43
25.0
2
6
200.0
22
42
90.0
14
25
78.0
5,250.40
19,104.12
i     264.0
50
73
46.0
288
386
39.0
168
235
39.0
66,044.03
110,551.05
68.0
23
15
—34.0
174
208
20.0
98
1    117
19.0
51,377.84
56,258.20
9.0
30
26
—13.0
182
172
—5.0
103
%
—7.0
46,504.85
40,906.71
-12.0
43
28
;   —34.0
306
244
—21.0
169
134
—20.0
76,113.16
63,486.97
— 16.0
35
45
28.0
205
281
37.0
IIS
166
41.0
48,997.14
89,387.93
82.0
8
9
12.0
28
24
— 15.0
18
17
—5.0
9,517.50
11,425.00
20.0
4
2
—50.0
60
51
— 15.0
37
27
—27.0
14,540.00
■11,590.72
i   —20.0
3
5
66.0
48
42
— 12.0
27
26
—3.0
10,991.77
15,017.85
37.0
3
1
—66.0
15
IB
—20.0
11
8
—27.0
4,095.00
4,375.00
6.0
79
82
6.0
763
762
— 1.0
393
401
2.0
195,907-56
189,801.30
-3.0
1
1
12
15
25.0
7
10
42.0
3,810.00
7,870.00
106.0
71
84
T-To
492
477
—3.0
262
266
1.0
121,598.77
116,269.68
—5.0
10
9
— 10.0
115
109
—5.0
63
60
-5.0
29,-360.91
21,364.87
—28.0
90
87
—3.0
648
680
5.0
360
363
1.0
154,424.78
175,888.35
13.0
W
16
46.0
144
170
18.0
82
94
15.0
37,862.03
41,704.73
11.0
293
313
6.0
2,171
2,363
8.0
1,117
1,21.1
9.0
519,182.03
584,737.35
12.0
152
161
5.0
1,023
1,022
—0.1
525
529
0.4
246,720.90
257,143.19
5.0
58
60
3.0
377
419
12.0
205
228
12.0
89,535.95
110,263.63
22.0
53
47
—11.0
357
467
30.0
198
252
28.0
97,092.66
126,365.47
30.0
59
48
—18.0
287
306
6.0
161
167
3.0
90,893.56
92,580.70
2.0
28
26
—7.0
136
126
-8.0
78
75
—4.0
35,177.04
36,653.18
5.0
139
144
4.0
1,160
1,428
23.0
613
754
23.0
300,105.53
404,5118.34
34.0
35
46
31.0
366
484
33.0
201
266
33.0
78,550.47
132,426.67
69.0
22
23
4.0
179
179
.	
103
98
-5.0
39,678.51
38,924.71
-1.0
10
10
	
85
63
-35.0
46
43
—6.0
13i697.59
22,3450.92
63.0
8
18
125.6
57
117
105.0
36
65
80.0
17,114.94
44,968.00
162.0
26
29
11.0
256
310
21.0
143
166
16.0
59,763.74
72,548.71
211.0
3,455
3,439
-0.2
20,501
20,654
	
11,327
11,248
-	
4,860.521.83
5,001,896.48
3.0
57
45
—21.0
378
348
—7.0
212
195
-8.0
92,509.62
95,444.18
3.0
467
453
-3.0
3,180
3,208
0.1
1,642
1,661
1.0
656,631.36
680,696.46
3.0
24
20
— 16.0
164
160
—2.0
92
88
—4.0
41,550.23
41,505.93
—0.1
5,377
5,418
1.0
34,350
35,543
3.0
18,733119,214
2.0
$8,167,697.21
$8,783,496.83
7.0
 M 14
MUNICIPALITIES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
7
1
8
7
Per Cent
-100.0
-25.0
-50.0
175.0
— 100.0
33.0
—16.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
20.0
12.0
50.0
— 100.0
—60.0
27.0
50.0
—1O0.O
6
1
2
4
1
7
6
1
10
Per Cent
16.0
-100.0
—50.0
150.0
—100.0
60j5
—16.0
100.0
100.0
—33.0
-1O0.O
100.0
"I-To
100.0
-100.0
—60.0
"TeTo
33.0
—100.0
1,048
34
159
3
210
173
35
1
1,038
27
.     110
Per Cent
—0.1
—20.0
rTlilliwh.rlf
6
—30.0
—100.0
2
4
1
1
11
308
190
43
46.0
TV-Ita
9.0
22.0
—100.0
3
6
6
3
8
5
7
2
3
5
6
3
8
5
7
2
86
138
196
97
18
81
164
208
127
33
—6.0
18.0
6.0
31.0
84.0
3
1
3
3
1
2
293
64
1.
24'
371
294
15
52
16
774
12
240
19
59
252
76
1
5
382
288
21
S3
6
759
4
284
33
37
—13.0
nair Pay
19.0
1
6
9
6
2
1
2
9
6
5
8
4
3
5
2
8
3
3
5
—79.0
2.0
—2.0
40.0
2
59.0
—63.0
19
24
18
21
—2.0
—67.0
6
1
1
9
6
1
1
8
1
19.0
73.0
1
—37.0
Trunin
94
111
19.0
85
101
19.0
4,432
4,560
2.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 15
Province jor the Calendar Years 1964 and 1965—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
709
697
—2.0
4,730
4,545
-4.0
2,516
2,425
—3.0
$1,252,671.31
$1,203,873.60
-3.0
23
15
—34.0
113
57
—49.0
71
35
—50.0
38,903.68
24,726.89
— 36.0
86
62
—28.0
456
327
—28.0
277
211
-23.0
145,077.87
188,746.92
30.0
2
— 100.0
5
—100.0
4
—100.0
1,450.00
— 100.0
141
201
43.0
844
1,057
25.0
466
558
19.0
207,027.43
:    345,746.85
67.0
91
104
14.0
385
472
22.0
237
292
24.0
142,443.43
195,583.18
37.0
29
31
6.0
252
294
16.0
140
160
14.0
57,880.47
55,225.17
-4.0
1
— 1O0.0
10
4
—60.0
5
2
—60.0
2,049.89
809.54
—60.0
1
— 100.0
1
—100.0
750.00
— 100.0
38
43
14.0
167
145
-13.0
117
99
-16.0
73,523.05
69,034.36
—7.0
92
87
—5.0
433
362
-6.0
265
230
-14.0
153,468.56
145,154.52
-6.0
122
128
4.0
533
605
13.0
325
360
10.0
168,508,88
,     174,936.61
3.0
55
78
42.0
300
315
5.0
187
198
5.0
94,712.42
133,749.79
21.0
9
,      25
177.0
55
107
94.0
37
70
90.0
19,565.98
35,170.91
79.0
-875
2
1,147
— 100.0
— 1.0
1
609
— 100.0
-0.6
1,100.00
— 100.0
184
169
1,133
603
309,289.58
317,088.01
2.0
53
53
289
294
1.0
162
164
1.0
105,307.56
64,529.77
—39.0
1
— 100.0
2
3
50.0
1
2
100.0
650.00
2,400.00
265.0
14
2
-85.0
45
11
—75.0
31
8
-75.0
24,970.00
6,340.00
-74.0
245
264
7.0
1,419
1,492
5.0
787
828
5.0
383,459.87
403,387.49
6.0
201
214
3.0
1,178
1,240
5.0
676
710
5.0
308,019.66
385,464.29
25.0
12
12
77
77
	
50
46
-8.0
42,434.33
25,915.93
—36.0
30
46
53.0
110
177
60.0
83
120
45.0
54,414.38
82,526.94
31.0
11
5
—55.0
64
54
-15.0
43
36
—16.0
14,595.50
19,123.98
31.0
443
423
—4.0
2,388
2,307
-4.0
1,377
1,301
-6.0
720,875.07
758,668.02
5.0
2
4
100.0
8
15
87.0
5
9
80.0
3,975.00
5,055.00
28.0
159
173
8.0
1,071
1,122
5.0
563
605
7.0
278,225.18
302,070.22
8.0
11
24
118.0
186
216
16.0
103
121
18.0
54,646.26
57,627.88
5.0
38
32
—15.0
244
258
5.0
142
146
2.0
61,509.58
64,318.73
4.0
2,802
2,892
4.0
16,514
16,689
2.0
9,281
9,339
1.0
$4,721,504.94
$5,067,274.60
7.0
 M 16
VILLAGES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Place of Occurrence
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1
Per Cent
100.0
-Teoio
100.0
-100.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
-100.0
—50.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
iooTo
100.0
-io6T5
—io676
100.0
—50.0
—_—
1
Per Cent
100.0
—33.0
100.0
—lobTo
-100.0
100.0
1O0.0
100.0
100.0
—.iob.6
-Tio-O
100.0
100.0
1O0.0
100.0
1O0.O
—iooTo
-lobTo
iooTo
100.0
16
6
6
21
38
30
2
12
14
33
3
8
[
26
8
:         3
54
14
2
8
6
15
7
6
4
6
.  8
8
17
1
5
1
Per Cent
63.0
33.0
— 1O0.O
—85.0
42.0
-53.0
—33.0
-57.0
—54.0
133.0
.    —25.0
100.0
-60.0
100.0
—27.0
S5.0
100.0
-76676
-7i_.5
—33.0
—50.0
37.0
200.0
-35.0
— 100.0
-733.6
—20.0
—580
■5
2
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
	
1
1
1
	
1
15
4
11
11
5
3
1
1
	
1
1
1
	
1
17
15
2
32
2
14
3
_
15
42
4
17
9
14
2
10
1
44
6
9
4
12
18
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
	
1
1
1
1
4
	
	
9
9
37
1
33
11
8
29
8
2
2
1
3
—47.0
16476
100.0
—19.0
57.0
33.0
70.0
100.0
—33.0
-33.0
—50.0
—40.0
-100.0
220.0
-16.0
1
1
1
1
	
41
7
6
17
1
1
1.
1
.1
2
3
3
2
5
1
S
16
Warfield
Golden
1
100.0
1
6
5
Totals
14
17
22.0
11
17
22.0
526
483
-9.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965
M   17
Province jor the Calendar Years 1964 and 1965—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
12
14
17.0
115
146
26.0
66
83
26.0
$28,903.25
$37,522.09
29.0
5
6
20.0
16
20
13.0
12
14
17.0
2,342.55
3,898.00
0J2
5
—100.0
33
24
—27.0
23
13
—43.0
11,023.00
4,163.00
—62.0
10
3
—70.0
46
21
—54.0
32
13
-59.0
16,547.33
6J142.07
—62.0
25
39
56.0
232
290
25.0
134
162
20.0
68,616.72
96,823.17
42.0
14
8
—42.0
74
97
32.0
^61~6
39
53
35.0
-75576
31,256.29
18,650.52
-40.O
2
2
26
10
18
8
9,783.78
3,510.00
-64.0
8
6
—2576
59
49
-16.0
37
30
— 18.0
,16,566.12
12,683.51
-24.0
8
5
—37.0
39
28
—29.0
22
20
-9.0
19,844.25
28,110.00
41.0
24
13
-45.0
217
153
—29.0
117
85
—27.0
61,545.24
37,464.20
-40.0
3
4
33.0
20
24
20.0
14
17
22.0
5,035.81
9,039.30
79.0
7
5
—28.0
16
29
81.0
10
19
90.0
5,603,68
6,856.35
24.0
1
5
100.0
—62.0
6
63
,100.0
-4.0
3
34
100.0
— 19.0
3,785.00
,      25,256.70
100.0
13
66
42
25,439.15
—0.1
4
4
	
32
33
3.0
24
21
— 12.0
11,231.75
9,255.00
-18.0
7
3
—57.0
62
39
—38.0
34
23
—32.0
14,984.66
14,729.00
—7.0
6
10
66.0
43
39
-9.0
25
25
. .
10,550.00
14,393.19
37.0
	
1
100.0
17
13
—24.0
12
9
—25.0
6,096.55
1,720.00
—72.0
4
;      4
	
13
12
—8.0
10
10
____
4,775.00
23,485.00
391.0
1
1
	
7
7
	
4
4
	
1,850.00
1,650.50
— 10.0
—8576
3
32
100.0
—66.0
1
18
1O0.O
—65.0
307.00
7,584.00
100.0
13
2
95
52
24,117.70
—68.0
12
9
—25.0
94
62
—34.0
58
35
—39.0
23.213..90
•12,091.67
—47.0
2
1
-50.0
20
12
—40.0
10
7
-30.0
3,490.00
2,902.00
—16.0
24
31
29.0
180
183
1.0
99
95
-4.0
38,139.38
49,260.56
30.0
2
6
200.0
13
22
69.0
9
15
67.0
2,016.00
6,861-21
241.0
7
6
-14.0
39
30
—23.0
26
20
—23.0
14,065.00
11,2_.5.44
-20.0
2
—100.0
15
2
—86.0
9
1
— 89.0
5,125.00
150.00
— 100.0
2
2
1,
,1
,           335.00
126.0
6
5
— 16.0
54
27
—50.0
33
18
—45.0
9,792.29
8,408.39
— 14.0
9
8
-11.0
41
36
— 13.0
26
22
-15.0
13,485.00
10,190.00
-25.0
23
13
—43.0
202
176
— 12.0
■114
96
-16.0
62,304.92
46,289.82
-25.0
2
3
50.0
17
17
	
11
9
— 18.0
5,443.92
5,044.00
—8.0
12
5
—58.0
51
34
—33.0
31
21
-33.0
13,795.37
11,295.00
— 18.0
6
8
33.0
66
51
-23.0
39
27
—30.0
14,816.27
-2,416.33
— 16.0
11
20
82.0
91
105
15.0
59
64
8.0
19,545.59
50,260.00
157.0
1
100.0
2
3
50.0
1
2
100.0
350.00
770.00
120.0
22
28
22.0
272
270
-0.7
151
154
1.0
88,032.47
92,384.99
5.0
2
6
200.0
8
17
87.0
6
15
150.0
2,410.00
9-500.00
295.0
6
7
16.0
36
36
	
20
21
5.0
19,043.17
9,246.68
—51.0
15
16
6.0
115
138
20.0
70
75
7.0
52,146.22
50.756.64
—3.0
5
100.0
4
17
325.0
4
2
111
175.00
950,00
6,430.20
4,410.00
577.0
132.0
1
2
100.0
3
11
266-5
6
200.0
l,90o!oO
4
2
—50.0
20
15
—25.0
10
10
	
6,145.00
5,031.00
— 19.0
2
1
—50.0
25
15
—40.0
14
9
—35.0
3,962.00
3-570.00
—9.0
4
3
—25.0
10
9
— 10.0
8
8
_____
5,802.00
3,273.00
-43.0
1
5
—100.0
120.0
4
— 100.0
-13.0
2
23
~~23
— 100.0
230.00
7,910.66
— 1O0.O
11
30
29
14,479.13
83.0
— 16.0
1
74
—.100.0
-45.0
1
45
24
—100.0
—46.0
600.00
—100.0
6
5
41
19,024-21
19,696.52
3.0
357
338
—5.0
2,717
2,498
-9.0
1,609
1,454
-9.0
$810,001.20
$813,155.18
0.4
!
 M 18
UNORGANIZED
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
R.C.M.P. Detachment
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
2
Per Cent
— 100.0
100.0
— 100.0
— 100.0
12.0
150.0
66.0
—100.0
150.0
—50.0
100.0
-50.0
100.0
2
1
7
Per Cent
—100.0
100.0
—100.0
— 100.0
16.0
66.0
—100.0
100.0
166.0
—33.0
100.0
40.0
-75.0
25.0
66.0
—100.0
200.0
200.0
—50.0
—50.0
100.0
—25.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
— 100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
—60.0
300.0
200.0
60.0
100.0
-7576
—66.6
88
63
5
9
14
61
1
Per Cent
—28.0
Alert Ray
1
100.0
1
1
8
1
1
6
8
13
66
1
1
18
25
45
12.0
16.0
9
—7.0
Atlin...
1
1
3
1
1
5
— 100.0
Bella Cnnla
1
2
3
1
5
5
5
22
39
1
1
—72.0
—12.0
— 13.0
100.0
100.0
1
2
4
3
6
1
1
5
1
1
2
2
3
1
1
5
10
45
55
42
26
36
11
38
—100.0
5
2
6
3
2
1
10
2
2
4
2
2
1
7
69
85
65
39
31
37
40
1
156
14
57
70
31
75
68
92
28
21
21
17
121
16
78
24
19
31
53
34
28
34
139
64
64
192
18
109
26
49
19
49
24
40
40
26
44
7
10
33
15
31
187
9
53.0
54.0
54.0
50.0
— 13.0
236.0
100.0
—80.0
75.0
66.0
— 100.0
50.0
33.0
200.0
—50.0
—66.0
100.0
—25.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
—69.0
400.0
450.0
60.0
100.0
-75.0
—50.0
-100.0
50.0
—50.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
—100.0
200.0
5.0
100.0
5
1
4
1
185
2
64
53
19
48
41
115
45
17
17
26
77
7
37
17
18
30
64
31
31
31
158
74
55
126
10
136
19
30
17
37
24
14
18
11
50
14
4
42
12
30
141
13
— 15.0
600.0
Courtenay _	
4
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
7
5
4
3
1
1
3
1
2
2
5
5
— 11.0
32.0
63.0
3
4
3
1
1
3
3
3
1
1
56.0
65.0
—20.0
—37.0
Falkland
24.0
24.0
Field
5
3
2
3
3
1
3
1
3
2
—34.0
4
4
57.0
128.0
Fort St. John
3
3
110.0
41.0
1
1
3
1
1
3
5.0
3.0
6
2
3
2
— 17.0
9.0
1
1
—9.0
4
4
5
11
8
3
4
1
1
2
1
4
4
4
3
8
2
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
4
1
8
1
9.0
13
1
2
5
10
1
1
5
— 12.0
100 Mile House 	
— 13.0
16.0
53.0
80.0
Kelowna    	
Keremeos	
4
4
1
4
1
3
4
4
1
3
1
3
2
3
-19.0
—36.0
63.0
11.0
32.0
—100.0
-33.0
100.0
-100.0
100.0
—100.0
166.0
3
185.0
2
122.0
136.0
6
3
1
4
1
9
1
— 12.0
—50.0
1
2
1
1
3
1
1
2
1
1
3
1
150.0
—21.0
25.0
Nakusp   	
3.0
33.0
Natal
-30.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 19
Province jor the Calendar Years 1964 and 1965—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
56
38
—33.0
210
169
-19.0
146
125
-15.0
$93,839.66
$84,018.00
-11.0
3
100.0
7
13
86.0
6
8
33.0
3,120.00
6,800.00
117.0
5
7
40.0
38
38
28
29
3.0
16,421.25
14,139.16
— 13.0
6
6
	
48
50
5.6
34
34
	
25,732.00
24,148.50
—6.0
32
31
-3.0
121
152
26.0
95
107
13.0
82,297.68
99,223.99
21.0
1
1
4
5
25.0
4
3
-25.0
1,325.00
2,050.00
55.0
1
	
— 100.0
2
1
—50.0
2
1
-50.0
900.00
300.00
-67.0
13
5
—62.0
47
35
—25.0
34
23
—32.0
17,486.00
11,977.00
—32.0
12
19
58.0
132
113
— 15.0
91
82
— 10.0
54,489.55
41,540.15
—23.0
22
26
18.0
106
146
38.0
72
99
37.0
57,849.77
134,673.28
332.0
1
100.0
5
4
—20.0
2
2
1,170.00
500.00
630.00
—46.0
1
100.0
1
1
1
1
800.00
60.0
2
— 100.0
22
—100.0
11
— 100.0
5,027.50
—100.0
28
44
57.0
103
178
73.0
74
126
70.0
54,263.18
91,216.05
69.0
36
49
36.0
238
224
—5.0
149
151
2.0
84,902.01
218,348.23
157.0
28
37
32.0
116
198
71.0
77
130
69.0
54,561.78
97,810.66
79.0
17
27
58.0
69
93
35.0
51
68
33.0
117,349.00
100,872.37
-15.0
20
24
20.0
106
148
40.0
78
96
24.0
48,171.88
49,448.97
2.0
7
23
228.0
33
82
148.0
22
57
159.0
9,612.30
34,504.52
260.0
26
17
—34.0
137
132
—4.0
100
99
—1.0
87,448.00
88,510.94
1.0
1
100.0
5
5
	
3
3
.
1,488.22
1,410.00
5.0
100
106
6.0
481
512
6.0
307
316
2.0
236,392.94
189,884.97
—19.0
2
10
400.0
12
31
158.0
7
19
171.0
2,321.50
11,913.25
413.0
42
37
-11.0
260
284
10.0
165
184
12.0
102,212.88
115,456.98
13.0
32
39
21.0
137
150
10.0
111
114
3.0
76,049.60
76,684.08
1.0
12
16
33.0
88
81
—8.0
65
54
-17.0
36,502.91
30,626.82
— 16.0
26
45
73.0
151
216
44.0
106
161
52.0
50,278.35
86,590.62
72.0
31
34
9.0
131
154
18.0
97
107
10.0
104,052.78
164,716.62
58.0
69
52
—25.0
332
261
—21.0
215
161
-25.0
132,769.77
96,517.92
—27.0
21
17
— 19.0
79
70
—11.0
53
46
13.0
30,869.32
24,728.80
— 19.0
10
13
30.0
62
69
11.0
43
50
16.0
49,120.00
33,498.00
-31.0
11
13
18.0
66
62
—6.0
50
48
—4.0
22,668.50
18,103.50
—20.0
11
8
—27.0
62
58
—6.0
46
38
— 17.0
34,100.00
38,326.00
12.0
47
58
23.0
192
276
43.0
151
198
31.0
295,749.71
322,846.21
10.0
6
4
—33.0
27
34
25.0
17
24
41.0
10,784.87
19,013.00
76.0
27
53
97.0
198
358
80.0
132
225
71.0
98,310.59
273,179.85
178.0
14
16
14.0
55
88
60.0
35
56
60.0
24,076.25
35,283.62
46.0
10
14
40.0
59
49
—17.0
40
39
—3.0
17,995.00
13,649.00
—24.0
18
19
5.0
70
94
34.0
50
65
30.0
32,307.46
27,707.21
-15.0
42
35
—16.0
199
232
16.0
143
166
16.0
137,463.98
154,454.24
13.0
20
24
20.0
113
115
2.0
85
88
4.0
43,239.45
83,090.00
93.0
20
20
	
79
90
14.0
58
71
22.0
37,316.43
47,345.55
26.0
22
19
—13.0
96
105
9.0
64
73
14.0
36,655.42
46,217.82
26.0
76
73
—4.0
317
364
14.0
206
236
14.0
245,792.44
245,950.86
0.2
41
40
-2.0
247
237
—4.0
168
166
—1.0
98,490.00
127,970.92
30.0
32
32
	
124
157
27.0
98
113
15.0
66,077.95
87,724.00
33.0
75
112
49.0
349
615
87.0
245
400
64.0
194,245.70
278,685.28
44.0
7
13
86.0
44
72
63.0
30
52
73.0
25,758.00
47,848.00
85.0
84
65
—23.0
367
350
—4.0
235
226
—3.0
127,301.60
125,644.40
—1.0
10
15
27
50.0
58.0
57
108
72
115
26.0
7.0
41
76
52
85
26.0
25,552.50
46,953.29
83,232.72
83.0
17
12.0
42,411.86
96.0
8
11
37.0
41
97
136.0
28
58
107.0
21,258.05
30,725.08
44.0
24
28
16.0
105
108
3.0
76
72
—5.0
46,419.04
50,435.12
8.0
"15
15
	
67
87
30.0
50
61
22.0
62,343.41
36,686.73
—42.0
8
16
100.0
36
101
180.0
24
66
175.0
17,771.15
31,879.64
80.0
12
22
83.0
72
97
35.0
54
69
27.0
36,456.21
39,690.89
8.0
8
17
112.0
67
58
— 13.0
44
44
	
40,889.25
29,090.00
—28.0
29
25
— 13.0
94
101
7.0
71
79
11.0
49,038.45
65,4S6.82
33.0
6
2
-66.0
26
22
-15.0
19
15
—21.0
10,681.00
15,865.00
49.0
2
4
100.0
16
17
6.0
10
12
20.0
4,955.00
5,115.86
3.0
21
23
9.0
115
150
31.0
80
105
31.0
53,160.30
59,327.93
11.0
9
7
—22.0
43
67
55.0
30
46
53.0
19,150.10
24,248.66
26.0
14
23
64.0
106
119
12.0
69
80
16.0
38,025.24
34,146.63
—36.0
77
113
47.0
360
447
25.0
217
264
21.0
142,049.86
179,875.70
27.0
5
5
	
36
41
13.0
23
28
21.0
23,953.00
22,637.00
-5.0
 M 20
UNORGANIZED—Cont in ued
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
R.C.M.P. Detachment
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
4
1
1
5
2
Per Cent
25.0
100.0
— 100.0
166.6
50.0
—100.0
73.0
—55.0
500.0
133.0
-83.0
—50.0
—50.0
—100.0
100.0
—75.0
—100.0
—100.0
200.0
—100.0
800.0
200.0
—50.0
100.0
700.0
100.0
-166.6
100.0
2
1
1
4
2
Per Cent
100.0
100.0
—100.0
16676
200.6
—100.0
90.0
—66.0
200.0
66.0
-80.6
—33.6
—50.0
-100.0
100.0
-67.0
—100.0
-100.0
20676
—100.0
250.0
200.0
-50.0
150.6
500.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
33
13
3
19
21
1
61
20
4
38
63
280
6
100
84
91
10
7
95
7
28
36
37
19
26
24
59
41
27
44
49
18
6
34
31
PerCent
48.0
39.0
100.0
78.0
2
2
47.0
—100.0
1
1
1
1
37
11
4
48
26
324
11
57
79
164
8
18
83
5
36
17
13
84
50
36
81
42
27
89
3
19
2
84
45
19
1
63
50
63
137
—39.0
—45.0
2
1
11
3
1
1
10
3
26.0
—59.0
19
19
15.0
83.0
9
1
3
4
6
7
6
1
3
2
3
5
—43.0
—6.0
80.0
—20.0
Bert Pass
157.0
6
1
S
3
2
1
1
2
1
—13.0
—28.0
4
2
1
2
1
4
1
28.0
—52.0
—64.0
4
1
342.0
4
3
4
1
1
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
93.0
50.0
1
1
3
37.0
1
1
3
2.0
102.0
100.0
3
3
41
—53.0
100.0
2
1
2
18
3
1
2
1
2
7
3
1
65
48
22
44
30
103
66
1
10
16
6
25
43
86
29.0
Trail
—6.0
—13.0
100.0
44.0
3
1
2
6
8
4
2
1
2
5
6
4
66.0
—39.0
107.0
— 100.0
Port Hardy
1
1
18
7
80.0
WpIIs
1
1
1
—56.0
—100.0
2
1
-50.0
1
32
42
46
28.0
—2.0
Pflftllllr. Bridge
—46.0
Total"
211
270
27.0
176
207
17.0
4,441
4,990
12.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 21
Province jor the Calendar Years 1964 and 1965—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
1964
1965
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
18
29
61.0
108
118
9.0
75
90
20.0
46,756.24
65,475.00
40.0
7
12
71.0
39
45
15.0
25
35
40.0
13,420.00
17,825.00
32.0
3
4
33.0
23
16
-30.0
16
12
-25.0
4,065.00
4,085.00
0.2
14
25
79.0
79
81
2.0
53
61
16.0
30,139.00
42,740.93
41.0
16
16
58
96
65.0
47
68
44.0
29,696.00
43,897.60
47.0
1
—100.0
11
2
82.0
6
1
—83.0
4,278.25
425.00
—90.0
34
21
-39.0
129
95
—27.0
86
65
—24.0
54,506.25
46,434.00
— 14.0
7
5
-28.0
45
32
—28.0
23
19
—17.0
17,726.16
12,118.70
—31.0
2
4
100.0
27
42
55.0
16
29
81.0
12,225.00
15,195.00
24.0
20
33
65.0
140
194
39.0
105
133
27.0
81,377.14
81,129.09
-0.3
40
19
—52.0
163
107
—35.0
108
73
—32.0
56,724.38
29,845.78
—49.0
157
176
12.0
863
1,216
41.0
574
748
30.0
459,965.93
605,227.00
31.0
2
7
250.0
22
59
168.0
13
35
169.0
6,129.65
29,705.00
384.0
42
34
-19.0
184
198
7.0
130
146
12.0
102,845.82
117,668.68
14.0
43
44
2.0
168
194
16.0
114
134
18.0
93,876.83
81,253.30
— 13.0
59
95
61.0
272
447
49.0
195
295
52.0
124,681.41
308,827.91
148.0
8
7
-12.0
42
30
—24.0
29
21
-27.0
6,457.00
6,855.00
6.0
6
8
33.0
35
35
	
23
26
13.0
11,730.00
17,253.00
48.0
51
56
9.0
230
281
22.0
165
193
16.0
139,991.78
192,921.51
37.0
2
3
50.0
6
15
150.0
3
10
233.0
2,534.00
6,550.00
158.0
17
17
	
71
92
29.0
52
69
32.0
61,532.00
47,012.60
23.0
23
10
-56.0
106
83
-22.0
69
53
—23.0
40,576.34
37,998.26
-6.0
19
11
—42.0
97
83
—14.0
69
56
—19.0
50,117.21
36,545.83
—27.0
13
35
169.0
68
126
85.0
42
89
111.0
28,874.04
88,402.88
207.0
11
26
136.0
62
98
58.0
46
70
53.0
39,339.00
67,639.00
71.0
17
23
17.0
88
110
25.0
55
66
20.0
28,944.72
32,903.65
13.0
29
45
56.0
166
179
7.0
111
125
13.0
75,965.60
119,214.41
57.0
23
23
;	
103
109
6.0
75
78
4.0
36,373.00
37,730.85
3.0
16
18
13.0
55
67
22.0
42
53
27.0
85,014.00
58,583.00
-32.0
31
48
54.0
186
220
19.0
131
151
15.0
64,809.06
90,195.00
39.0
3
100.0
3
7
133.0
2
7
250.0
2,000.00
50,741.85
11,100.00
25,239.66
455.0
19
15
—21.0
87
51
—41.0
58
38
—71.0
—50.0
2
100.0
5
100.0
5
100.0
1,880.00
121,932.42
100.O
30
31
3.0
185
190
2.0
130
135
3.0
90,288.11
35.0
22
23
4.0
121
143
18.0
74
89
20.0
41,198.61
48,115.91
16.0
15
9
—40.0
64
62
—4.0
50
44
—12.0
26,285.35
22,158.06
-15.0
1
42
100.0
40.0
228
1
282
100.0
23.0
1
151
100.0
18.0
30
129
58,360.15
75,737.86
30.0
19
32
69.0
104
165
59.0
67
120
80.0
41,454.09
95,866.32
131.0
55
37
—32.0
208
240
64.0
148
161
8.0
97,568.51
103,210.24
6.0
39
76
94.0
275
416
52.0
193
281
45.0
125,668.66
215,062.70
71.0
1
-100.0
28.0
1
49
—100.0
75.0
1
-100.0
58.0
100.00
—100.0
7
9
86
35
55
24,115.68
37,257/73
54.0
10
3
—70.0
59
37
37.0
40
25
37.0
19,026.22
18,837.00
—0.2
3
.
—100.0
10
4
—60.0
8
2
-75.0
3,640.00
840.00
-76.0
16
19
18.0
74
71
-4.0
51
55
7.0
36,806.00
47,380.60
28.0
24
22
—9.0
166
231
39.0
72
106
47.0
40,435.45
63,549.05
58.0
68
31
—54.0
410
212
—48.0
175
100
—42.0
92,953.41
50,467.90
—46.0
2,574
2,909
13.0
12,986
15,343
18.0
8,745110,255
1
17.0
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Statistical Summary oj Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—Continued
2.                       HOUR OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1,649
1,129
734
490
316
276
409
1,333
1,901
1,000
1,511
1,640
1,683
1,916
2,248
2,878
3,842
3,435
2,102
2,417
2,068
1,887
1,661
1,732
5
25
22
9
13
7
6
7
3
7
9
9
8
12
15
18
26
22
36
28
32
26
23
24
34
504
322
2114
139
100
82
120
334
510
235
364
439
461
525
668
892
1,110
1,043
665
757
602
515
470
485
1
1,120
785
511
338
209
5 to   6 a.m    	
188
282
7 to   8 a.m.                           	
8 to   9 a.m	
996
1,384
9 to 10 a tn,
756
10 to 11 a.m                  	
1,138
11 to 12    m	
1,193
12 to   1 p.m -  	
1 to   2 p.m _.   ..    .	
2 to  3 p.m                             .        	
1,210
1,376
1,562
3 to  4 p.m.   	
1,960
2,710
2,356
6 to   7 p.m              ._
7fn   8 p.m.
1,409
1,628
8 to   9 p.m.     —                                   ....
1,440
9 to 10 p.m _.	
1,349
10trv11 ptn
1,167
11 to 12 p.m.       -         	
1,213
4
40,262
421
11,557
28,284
DAY OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Sunday	
2. Monday	
3. Tuesday	
4. Wednesday..
5. Thursday	
6. Friday	
7. Saturday	
8. Not stated-
Totals .
5,379
5,053
4,685
4,850
5,116
7,108
8,068
3
60
46
47
41
56
69
102
1,709
1,369
1,280
1,396
1,464
1,962
2,376
1
3,610
3,638
3,358
3,413
3,596
5,077
5,590
2
40,262
421
11,557
28,284
4.                TYPE OF VEHICLES INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles Involved
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Private passenger     	
2. Truck - 	
3. Bus 	
4. Taxi     	
60,036
7,828
446
526
435
729
40
19
14
435
109
5
11
25
16,676
1,909
147
151
113
578
14
5
42,925
5,810
299
370
311
126
26
14
9. Not stated	
1        |              3
10
Totals  	
70,073
586
19,596
49,891
RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Unguarded crossing.
2. Automatic signal-
3. Guarded crossing—man on duty..
4. Gates not down  	
5. Driver disregarded signal.
6. Signal not given	
7. Not stated	
Totals..
61
8
3
2
5
3
19
101
14
1
1
3
19
41
7
3
2
3
3
16
IT
 M 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—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 diretcion-
6. Not stated .	
15,902
6,347
10,006
1,237
1,862
4,908
128
147
18
3
125
4,234
2,121
3,055
63
206
1,878
11,540
4,079
6,933
1,174
1,653
2,905
Totals-
40,262
421
11,557
28,284
7.        DRIVERS INVOLVED, DESCRIPTION OF
Number of Drivers
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Male	
2. Female	
3. Not stated..
Totals..
57,193
10,445
2,435
524
47
15
15,982
3,344
270
40,687
7,054
2,150
70,073
586
19,596
49,891
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_
10,450
10,685
9,120
14,041
11,650
7,513
1,736
1,172
1,287
101
94
83
109
90
51
16
7
20
3,136
3,143
2,502
3,908
3,275
2,138
493
357
380
7,213
7,448
6,535
10,024
8,285
5,324
1,227
808
887
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	
1,653
1,075
620
13,951
50,338
2,436
25
10
3
109
423
16
485
330
181
4,192
14,137
271
1,143
735
436
9,650
35,778
2,149
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	
66,791
693
198
405
1,200
224
562
457
9
2
3
60
49
6
18,509
269
86
118
391
56
167
47,825
415
110
284
749
119
389
Licence of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Licensed in B.C...
2. Unlicensed	
3. Non-resident	
4. Not stated 	
64,303
777
2,575
2,418
504
24
43
15
18,293
253
785
265
45,506
500
1,747
2,138
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 25
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—Continued
ACTION OF DRIVER CONTRIBUTING
TO ACCIDENT
Number of Drivers
Total
.
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
245
8,736
19,471
89
1,465
4,211
20
2,069
6,565
10
802
1,747
1
1,764
3,653
52
608
1,878
2
78
377
7
377
881
1
59
251
22
134
300
93
2,281
3,772
3
217
1,283
2
36
409
1
30
69
17
104
7
110
614
5
13
47
1
69
311
14
461
3,782
1
9
11
5
140
16
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
No improper driving-
Driving off roadway-
Did not have right of way-
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	
28,452
5,765
8,654
2,559
5,418
2,538
457
1,265
311
456
6,146
1,503
447
100
121
731
65
381
4,257
21
161
69,808
581
19,475
49,752
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	
28,787
324
4,939
4,185
1,458
350
3
8
24
29
8,066
101
1,592
1,130
453
20,371
220
3,339
3,031
976
39,693
414
11,342
27,937
10.
PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED, ACTIONS OF
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Personal
Injury
10
200
13
209
15
158
11
224
2
93
6
114
22
94
4
101
......
43
3
16
2
15
4
2
26
1
7
11
142
	
3
1. Not known 	
2. Crossing at intersection—no signal-
3. In street, not at intersection	
4. Coming from behind parked or moving vehicle-
5. Crossing at intersection with signal-
6. Crossing street diagonally, not at intersection-
7. Walking on or along highway	
8. Playing in street-
9. Crossing at intersection against signal...
10. Not on roadway-
11. Getting on or off another vehicle..
12. Riding or hitching on vehicle . .
13. Working on car or roadway	
14. Crossing intersection diagonally—
15. In pedestrian crosswalk	
16. Standing on safety isle	
Totals .	
210
222
173
235
95
120
116
105
43
19
17
4
28
8
153
3
1,551
102
1,449
Condition of Pedestrian
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Apparently normal—.
2. Extreme fatigue	
3. Had physical defect-
4. Confused by traffic—
5. Ability impaired	
6. Not known	
7. Not stated	
Totals	
922
~24
36
58
102
409
1,551
55
1
1
9
9
27
102
867
23
35
49
93
382
[        1,449
 M 26
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—Continued
11.
CLASSIFICATION OF VICTIMS
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
8,261
173
8,088
7,129
189
6,940
1,551
102
1,449
428
10
418
544
21
523
32
1
31
129
4
125
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.
18,074
500
17,574
12.
NATURE OF INIURIES
Number of Victims
Personal
Injury
3,030
150
127
47
59
33
1,764
....
9,977
208
501
7
502
12
1,502
1
107
35
	
3
5
4
....  .
	
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  	
Totals.
500
17,574
13.
LIGHT CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Daylight  	
2. Darkness  	
3. Artificial-light—good	
4. Dusk or semi-darkness..
5. Artificial light—poor.	
6. Not stated	
23,280
10,935
2,783
2,518
559
187
179
191
20
16
11
4
6,635
3,149
790
742
184
57
16,466
7,595
1,973
1,760
364
126
Totals..
40,262
421
11,557 28,284
14. PROPERTY DAMAGE.—Amount of property damage for period covered by this report, $22,625,696.45;
amount for same period last year, $20,081,488.85.
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. Head-lights dim	
6. Puncture or blow-out	
7. Head-lights out (both)	
8. Tail-light out or obscured	
9. Glaring head-lights-
10. Head-lights out (one light)..
11. Other defects  - 	
12. Not stated	
64,869
2,216
1,044
316
176
493
100
126
24
55
464
190
545
6
8
2
2
5
2
1
10
5
Totals
70,073
586
18,317
357
311
113
66
150
38
29
7
17
133
58
46,007
1,853
725
201
108
338
60
96
17
38
321
127
19,596        |      49,891
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1965      M 27
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—Continued
16.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
Number of Vehicles
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Going straight..
2. Turning left	
3. Turning right-
4. Slowing down or stopping.	
5. Backing (not to or from curb)..
6. Skidding..
7. Leaving curb (including backing)..
8. Making U-turn  	
9. Overtaking...
10. Stopping (not at curb or off paved strip)-
11. Overtaking on right side	
12. Overtaking on left side..
13. Avoiding object or pedestrian..
14. Not stated	
Totals.-
40,470
8,463
3,917
4,874
1,299
4,132
721
136
473
3,086
220
664
1,224
394
420
58
29
6
6
32
2
13
5
1
9
5
11,636
2,218
866
1,727
130
1,013
66
31
152
1,080
46
159
369
103
28,414
6,187
3,022
3,141
1,163
3,087
653
105
308
2,001
173
496
850
291
70,073
586
19,596
49,891
17.
ROAD SURFACE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Dry surface-
2. Wet surface..
3. Icy surface .
4. Loose sand or gravel-
5. Snowy surface	
6. Muddy surface	
7. Not stated	
Totals..
20,698
11,926
4,059
1,008
1,891
122
558
273
95
22
6
22
2
1
6,418
3,472
805
299
345
28
190
14,007
8,359
3,232
703
1,524
92
367
40,262
421
11,557
28,284
18.
ROAD CONDITION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Normal.
2. Defect in roadway	
3. Obstruction in road	
4. Road under repair	
5. Obstruction not marked or lighted..
6. Other  	
7. Not stated	
Totals..
37,220
514
440
520
127
1,043
398
395
8
3
6
1
5
3
I
10,722
120
112
143
34
281
145
26,103
386
325
371
92
757
250
40,262
421
11,557
I
28,284
19.                           TYPE OF ROAD
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
35,848
2,860
801
340
35
221
157
372
34
4
8
3
10,477
672
239
66
13
41
49
24,999
2,154
558
2. Gravel                 .                        ...            	
4. Earth                                                            	
266
22
6. Other          .    „                                      	
177
7. Not stated  _	
108
Totals     ....                      	
40.262        1           421
11.557         I       78 784
 M 28
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1965—Continued
20.                   WEATHER CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Clear
?..  T-ain
21,851
8,271
5,070
1,243
2,558
136
1,133
247
51
70
9
22
2
20
6,526
2,424
1,410
347
475
38
337
15,078
5,796
1.  Onndy
3,590
887
5. Snow
2,061
96
7. Not stated
776
Totals
40,262
421
11,557
28,284
Motor-vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued for the year 1964—700,048;
motor-vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued for the year 1965—764,353.
CONVICTIONS
The driving records of the Motor-vehicle Branch include an individual file for
each person presently licensed to operate a motor-vehicle in this Province 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 Driver Improvement Programme. I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation for the high degree of co-operation that exists with the Courts in the providing
of conviction reports and related information necessary to deal with the driving
records of persons subsequent to Court action. This information very often enables
us to determine the best course of action to take in our attempts to cope with
problem drivers.
Reports of convictions for traffic offences in British Columbia during 1965
totalled 140,764, an increase of 24,632 over the 1964 total of 116,132. This large
increase would indicate there has been an increased level of highway traffic enforcement during the last year. These convictions are also a significant sign of the driving problems which result in our high accident level.
The following table summarizes the conviction reports under various Statutes
dealing with highway traffic received from 1962 to 1965. There is a noticeable
increase in convictions for the offences of impaired driving, careless driving, and
speeding. These offences are all major causes of highway accidents. Convictions
entered against British Columbia drivers while they are travelling in other jurisdictions are also included in this table.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 29
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1962-65
Offences
1962
1963
1964
1965
Under Criminal Code of Canada-
Causing death by criminal negligence, sec. 192-
Causir.g 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 (ID-
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 	
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 — _ 	
11
1
48
634
242
94
3,587
956
1,562
73
1
36
12
3,568
2,846
843
123
428
24
28
Failure to yield right of way, sees. 163-167-
3
184
79
137
35
12
7
284
6
2
1
82
17,915
277
3,261
19,161
1,557
46
152
3,587
16
1,335
3,062
1,467
58
633
278
87
3,837
968
14
T_
786
388
112
4,373
920
27
5,588    |    5,892
6,638
2,044
81
60
28
3,729
3,291
878
163
466
35
56
228
92
162
46
12
329
26
16,335
346
3,686
33,097
2,166
75
247
3,058
13
1,575
2,909
2,472
2,443
24
133
16
3,777
3,629
934
167
384
59
51
105
1
291
98
141
50
8
15
357
7
49
16,298
127
4,138
36,069
2,648
120
307
4,387
12
1,866
3,162
3,019
12
" 33
876
450
131
4,635
918
7,061
2,962
78
4
124
24
4,439
4,914
1,142
175
463
48
50
342
443
93
256
63
10
8
393
14
19,973
15
137
5,536
44,678
2,549
106
458
2,754
7
2,472
4,386
3,448
 M 30
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1962—65—
Continued
Offences
1962
1963
1964
1965
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.
4.07-4.10	
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. 4.14^4.22   	
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 without mud-guards, etc., 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, 19.02, 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,
sees. 20.01, 20.14—   	
Miscellaneous infractions     	
Summary—
Criminal Code of Canada .
Motor-vehicle Act	
Motor-vehicle Act regulations .
Vancouver City by-laws	
Juvenile Delinquents Act	
Total of all convictions in British Columbia..
Convictions from out of Province	
Grand totals	
1,237
172
5,541
1,100
628
6
371
11
19
13
13
29
77
4
192
6
4
24
131
715
487
135
26
652
55
1,264
89
321
150
124
2
5
160
382
96
471
28
234
1,697
2,018
200
6,410
1,443
871
5
536
14
41
37
36
25
141
270
6,947
1,799
893
297
580
71
23
40
250
246
9
2,526
141
7,301
2,264
1,144
4
889
126
54
30
76
34
221
260
2
1
71,644    | 89,471     | 98,044    |117,643
14
130
898
749
110
13
917
128
1,746
179
328
155
183
4
218
590
102
278
267
I
16
172
1,080
803
129
19
947
159
2,154
93
393
163
204
64
650
141
326
39
292
20
321
1,518
1,127
151
48
1,266
193
3,128
177
543
205
295
9
68
779
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10,908
1,609
3,543
140,764
3,284
144,048
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3. DRIVING SAFETY
(a) Safety Responsibility
Under present legislation, proof of financial responsibility is required to be
submitted by owners and drivers of motor-vehicles if, as a result of the operation of
a motor-vehicle, a judgment is rendered and such judgment remains unsatisfied.
Convictions for serious driving infractions and unsatisfactory driving records also
require persons to submit such proof. As a result of this operation, the Safety
Responsibility Division received 17,046 British Columbia financial responsibility
insurance certificates in 1965. These certificates were received from insurance
companies licensed in this Province under the Insurance Act, and of this total number
16,236 were actually accepted as proof of the policyholders' financial responsibility.
Filings increased 4 per cent over 1964, and a table with full information with
regard to this filing and cancellation of certificates is shown hereunder:—
Comparisons of Financial Responsibility Certificates Received,
Filed, and Cancelled in 1964 and 1965
1964
1965
Increase
Decrease
Per Cent
17,148
15,660
1,488
12,993
1,651
1,016
16,384
$31,320
17,046
16,236
810
13,526
1,743
1,056
16,236
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576
533
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102
678
148
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Owners' policy certificates and sales agency certificates
filed   _.	
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An alternative method of submitting proof of financial responsibility, by way
of a bond of a guarantee or surety company, by a deposit of security with the
Minister of Finance, or by satisfying the Superintendent of Insurance that they
could be classified as self-insurers, was taken advantage of by some of the larger
corporations in this Province. Upon receipt of appropriate certificates and bonds,
247 financial responsibility cards were issued by this Division.
During 1965, 2,870 owners involved in accidents were unable to prove that
the operation of their motor-vehicle was insured or were in a position to respond
in damages. As a result, the uninsured drivers or owners had their licenses placed
under suspension until they submitted proof of satisfaction of claims or deposited
security sufficient in the opinion of the Superintendent to satisfy any judgment that
could be made as a result of the accident. This is an increase of 459 or 19 per cent
over 1964, when 2,411 owners were affected.
 M 32 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Suspension of Driver Licences by Court Orders and Recommendations, 1965
Months
Years
Other
Total
Under
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177
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53
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1,552
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9
54
Conviction and judgment outside the
20
39
45
26
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6
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166
76
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49
212
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2
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307
119
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606
4211
763
204
219
787
1133
550
154
281
4,089
Suspension by Superintendent under Financial Responsibility Requirements
Offence
Careless driving—Accident
Dangerous driving—
Accident	
No accident
Criminal negligence—
Accident 	
No accident ...
Drunken driving—
Accident 	
No accident —
Impaired driving—
Accident	
No accident
Failing to remain at scene of accident
Driving under suspension—
Accident —
No accident
Suspension due to accident
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Unsatisfied judgment—Accident	
Conviction and judgment outside Province.
Driver Licences
Suspended Reinstated
2,585
112
2,213
101
54
235
149
10
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13
18
16
16
63
55
641
576
2,726
2,232
601
468
14
16
98
130
2,876
2,421
15
17
148
52
155
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1965      M 33
Suspension by Superintendent under Financial Responsibility
Requirements—Continued
Driver licences
Offence Suspended Reinstated
Unsatisfactory driving record  42 55
Suspension by Superintendent  228 190
Death by criminal negligence  3 2
Bodily harm by criminal negligence        	
Further or additional proof of financial responsibility 3,937 3,793
Adjudged juvenile delinquent  131 2
Totals
14,595 12,620
Release due to strike-off, 1,934.
Release due to section 92, Motor-vehicle Act, 5,661.
(_>) Examination of Drivers
A total of 105,979 persons was examined in 1965 to determine their fitness to
drive a motor-vehicle. This cbmpares with the 1964 total of 117,423. Examinations given to applicants for original licences totalled 72,212, compared to 66,531
in 1964.
Total examinations in 1965 is down from the total in 1964. There are two
main reasons for this:—
(1) There was a greater number of original examinations conducted and a
large portion of the re-examinations involved drivers 70 years of age and
over. Both these examinations take longer to conduct than a normal reexamination.
(2) TTie balance of the re-examination programme is aimed at the poor-record
drivers.   The re-examination in these cases often involves an interview
. , with the driver regarding his poor driving record as well as an eye test and
a road test.
The Branch is conducting examinations on a daily basis in the major centres of
the Province. The smaller communities are being served by travelling units on
approximately a monthly basis, depending upon the demand for examinations.
The Driver Examination Programme is now closely co-ordinated with the
Driver Improvement Programme, resulting in the emphasis for re-examinations
being placed on those drivers who have been involved in traffic convictions or accidents evidencing an unsatisfactory driving record. The Branch is now re-examining
licensees over 70 years of age every two years, and requires that evidence of medical
fitness be produced in all 're-examinations of persons in this category.
The following tables provide a summary of examinations to applicants for
orginal driver licences. They show that 9,393 failed some portion of the examination, but the majority of these |jersoris did subsequently qualify by taking additional
examinations. These tables als|o show that 3,176 of the applicants required two or
more road tests before qualifying for |a driver's licence.
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(c) Driver Improvement Programme
The Driver Improvement Programme was added to the British Columbia system
of driver licence control in 1953 as a means of dealing with drivers who have shown
themselves to be problem drivers by their many convictions and (or) accidents.
The programme endeavours to point out the shortcomings of the driver, and then to
encourage him to improve his driving habits, either by sending him a warning letter
or by requiring him to appear for a personal interview with one of the staff members
of the Branch.   The steps the programme uses are as follows:—
(1) A continuing review of the driving record of each driver.   In 1965 this
involved the screening of 141,974 records.
(2) Adjudication of records to determine the appropriate action; and
(3) Steps to implement the action deemed necessary.   This may be in the
way of
(a) a warning letter to the licensee discussing his driving record;
(b) the requirement of the driver to report for personal interview;
(c) an action to suspend the driving privilege of the driver concerned.
It is important to point out that it is the policy of the Branch not to suspend a
driver's licence until the licensee has been given an opportunity to show cause why
his licence should not be suspended. When a driver makes a submission and the
Branch determines that some consideration should be given, the period of suspension
may be varied or the driver may be placed on probation. During 1965 we notified
5,454 drivers of our intention to suspend their drivers' licences; of these, 3,834 were
suspended and 2,266 drivers were placed on probation. A total of 3,083 persons
was interviewed under this programme during 1965.
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Warning Letters, Etc., January to December, 1965
Warning letters	
Notices of intent to suspend .
Interviews and hearings	
Result of notices to suspend, interviews, and submissions-
Licences suspended
Licences placed on probation.
9,165
5,454
3,083
3,834
2,266
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Impaired:  First, 3,659; second, 1,268.
Records adjudicated, 141,974.
(d) Motor-vehicle Inspection
The programme of motor-vehicle inspection, through the use of a mobile
inspection unit, started in 1964 and was continued during 1965. The unit consists
of a panel truck and trailer which is outfitted with equipment to check front-end
assemblies, wheel alignment, and brake and headlight adjustments. In addition,
physical checks are made by the inspection unit staff of other vehicle lamps, muffler
and exhaust systems, the condition of window glass, windshield-wipers, tires, and
other items that poor condition could prove dangerous.
The mobile unit visited 30 communities in the Province during 1965. A total
of 16,265 vehicles was inspected. Of that number, 66 per cent were rejected on
the first inspection. The following table shows the number of rejected vehicles on
which defects were corrected and subsequently passed upon reinspection. The
table indicates the types of defects which caused the rejection.
Presented for inspection during this period  16,265
Passed on original inspection    5>610
Percentage rejected on original inspection         66
Passed on reinspection    5,083
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Causes of rejection were one or more of the following:—
(!) Number-plates and rear plate light  2,100
(2) Horn   168
(3) Visibility and glass condition  584
(4) Rear-view mirror  5
(5) Tail-light   239
(6) Stop-light  728
(7) Headlight  7,896
(8) Turn signals  434
(9) Other lights   97
(10) Reflector  3
(11) Steering mechanism  803
(12) Wheel alignment  1,575
(13) Muffler and exhaust system  1,744
(14) Tires   542
(15) Service brakes  1,481
(16) Parking brakes  939
(17) Miscellaneous   762
The vehicle inspection programme is operated on a voluntary basis. Its success depends upon community support and sponsorship so that the maximum number of interested motorists may be encouraged to subject their vehicles to the critical
inspection routine. We enjoyed enthusiastic community support during 1965, with
the result that it was often not possible to inspect all the vehicles which were
brought to the testing locations.
Prior to the visit of an inspection unit to a community, groups of citizens who
are interested in traffic safety are approached to sponsor a week of vehicle inspection. Sponsorship involved developing publicity, arranging for a suitable testing
location, and providing some voluntary help to assist the two qualified mechanics
who are assigned to the programme by the Branch.
The aims of the programme are (a) the examination of vehicles and (b) the
development of public interest in the need to maintain vehicles in safe mechanical
condition. Surprise has been expressed at the high percentage of inspection rejections. This is even more alarming when one considers that the vehicles inspected
were voluntarily submitted. The percentage would be much higher if it were possible to examine the many vehicles in doubtful mechanical condition on the highways whose owners have no intention of submitting them to a voluntary inspection.
Public interest in the programme has been high. Requests for visits from the
mobile inspection unit have been received from many communities. The need for
additional facilities, equipment, and personnel to bring the programme to a stage
where it can offer routine inspections to a larger percentage of motorists is evident.
4. CENTRAL REGISTRY
The Superintendent of Motor-vehicles also carries the title of Registrar-
General and is responsible for the operation of the Central Registry. Documents
are recorded and searched under the Bills of Sale Act, Conditional Sales Act,
Mechanics' Lien Act, and the Assignment of Book Accounts Act for all types of
personal chattels. In the case of corporations, personal chattels other than motor-
vehicles are recorded with the Registrar of Companies.
Majority of documents are registered under the Bills of Sale Act or the Conditional Sales Act and are valid for a period of three years from date of registration.
As the Central Registry commenced the microfilming of these documents for storage
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purposes in 1962, a full three-year cycle has now been completed, and all documents are therefore readily available on film. Searches have been conducted by
mail, telephone, telegram, but 1965 saw the installation of the British Columbia
Telephone Company T.W.X. machine and the Canadian National-Canadian Pacific
Telecommunication Telex machine. This additional means of communication has
enabled Central Registry to reach any area with such facilities at the touch of a
fingertip.
The registration of an original encumbrance and the searching of these liens
are increasing in number and revenue each year, as the statistical comparison with
the year 1964 will indicate.
Statistical Comparison with Year Ended December 31, 1965, to Year 1964
January 1 to December 31, 1964
filed under Conditional Sales Act	
i filed under Bills of Sale Act	
filed under Mechanics' Lien Act	
filed under Companies Act	
filed under Assignment of Book Accounts Act
discharged under Conditional Sales Act	
discharged under Bills of Sale Act	
discharged under Mechanics' Lien Act	
discharged under Companies Act	
Documents
Documents:
Documents
Documents
Documents
Documents
Documents
Documents
Documents
Documents discharged under Assignment of Book Accounts Act
Total documents accepted
73,862
96,286
9,235
169
427
1,027
2,035
617
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Total value of searches	
Total value of certifications and photostatic copies
Total revenue	
$531,279.00
107,407.50
1,608.50
$640,295.00
January 1 to December 31, 1965
Documents filed under Conditional Sales Act	
Documents filed under Bills of Sale Act	
Documents filed under Mechanics' Lien Act	
Documents filed under Companies Act
Documents filed under Assignment of Book Accounts Act
Documents discharged under Conditional Sales Act	
Documents discharged under Bills of Sale Act.
Documents discharged under Mechanics' Lien Act
Documents discharged under Companies Act
Documents discharged under Assignment of Book Accounts Act
Total documents accepted	
77,550
105,300
9,631
182
441
1,149
1,958
609
60
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196,906
Total value of documents accepted
Total value of searches	
Total value of certifications and photostatic copies
Total revenue	
$568,903.00
112,777.00
1,326.50
$683,006.50
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1965      M 45
5. SCHOOL BUSES
Control over the use and Operation of school buses engaged in the transportation of students to and from the public schools in the Province is the responsibility
of the Superintendent of Motor-vehicles. The control extends to the setting of
minimum standards for the construction and maintenance of school buses and provides for periodic inspection of school buses. This inspection is carried out on
behalf of the Superintendent of Motor-vehicles by mechanical inspectors of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police and by the Motor Carrier Branch of the Public
Utilities Commission. It is also necessary that evidence of satisfactory insurance
coverage, in accordance with the carrying capacity of each school bus, be supplied
to the Superintendent.
In 1965 the number of permits issued for vehicles to be used as school buses
totalled 919, compared to the 1964 figure of 856. These vehicles were involved in
44 accidents, of which one involved a death and nine involved injuries. There were
21 persons injured in accidents involving school buses, of which 18 were students.
6. STAFF
The staff of the Motor-vehicle Branch at December 31, 1965, totalled 353,
compared to 323 at the same time in 1964. Permanent-staff employees totalled 264.
There were two unfilled permanent-staff positions at that date, but replacement
requisitions were in the hands of the Civil Service Commission. The authorized
complement of permanent employees at December 31, 1965, was 266, the same
amount as at December 31, 1964. Temporary employees at the end of 1965
totalled 87, which is an increase of 32 over the same date in 1964. The increase
is entirely attributable to additional employees required in our Data Processing
Section to complete the conversion of our present motor-vehicle and driver licence
files to an electronic data-processing method of record-keeping.
We were once again able to provide adequate service in our licence-renewal
peak periods without the necessity of hiring temporary help, through the co-operation of the Chairman of the Liquor Control Board, who provided up to 50 clerks
for periods ranging from a few days to two months.
TThe work requirements of the Branch are still increasing, but it is hoped that
some relief in the work load will be evidenced as a result of the electronic data-
processing conversion.
Sincere appreciation is expressed to all staff members for their initiative and
loyalty, which has been a major factor in enabling us to cope with the ever-
increasing work load.
CONCLUSION
Traffic safety promotion will inevitably require a larger percentage of the
Branch efforts in the years ahead. Much is now being done along these lines by
our staff, and there is evidence to show that it is effective in correcting driver faults.
It is time-consuming to deal with people on a personal basis, endeavouring to convince them that they can and must alter the attitudes which have shown up as
being factors in their poor driving records. It is hoped that a number of adult
education programmes will offer driver-training and driver-improvement courses.
There is a great potential to be developed. It is also hoped that there will be a
rapid expansion in the extracurricular secondary-school driver-training courses.
The demand for these courses far exceeds the existing facilities. We are past the
stage where the art of driving can simply be acquired by a person. It is going to
have to be taught if we really intend to effectively attack the traffic accident problem.
 M 46 BRITISH COLUMBIA
I am grateful for the high level of co-operation which the Motor-vehicle Branch
enjoys with the members of your Department. Our excellent liaison with the Courts
and enforcement agencies continues. The nature of our work places us in continual
contact with the several aspects of community, business, and industrial life involved
with automobiles. Here, again, we are fortunate in the degree of co-operation we
enjoy.
I take this opportunity of expressing appreciation to the many who have, in
any way, assisted us during the year.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
RAYMOND A. HADFIELD,
Superintendent of Motor-vehicles.
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1967
380-1266-420
  

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