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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
ANNUAL REPORT
of the
MOTOR-VEHICLE
BRANCH
FOR THE YEAR
1966
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1968
  To Major-General the Honourable George Randolph Pearkes,
V.C., P.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., CD.,
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 1966.
R. W. BONNER,
A ttorney-General.
Attorney-General's Department,
Victoria, B.C., December, 1967.
  REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966
The Honourable R. W. Bonner, Q.C., B.A., LL.B.,
Attorney-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—It is my privilege to submit the Annual Report of the Motor-vehicle
Branch for 1966. The Report deals with Branch activities during the 1966 licence-
year, which ended February 28, 1967.
Numbers of vehicle registrations and licensed drivers continued in a constant
pattern in 1966. Again the rate of growth in British Columbia for these factors
continued to exceed the national average, and, as pointed out in previous Reports,
there is every reason to expect this trend to continue for some time.
Licence-issuing facilities were provided in several additional communities during the year, recognizing again the changes taking place in our Province and the
fact previously small centres are becoming sizeable business communities. In all
instances these additional facilities involved arrangements with Municipal Councils.
Drivers' examination services throughout the Province were further developed to
provide a greater frequency of service in the smaller communities. We have, through
this expanded service, been able to all but eliminate the instances where original
licences are issued without the prior need of a driver's examination.
Increased emphasis was placed on the Drivers' Licence Control Programme,
and the need for this is apparent when one considers the increase in traffic accidents.
Traffic fatalities reached a record high of 520, an increase of 4 per cent over 1965.
It is true the increase is less than the increase in vehicle registration, but surely we
must not consider this a comforting fact. What becomes more apparent each year
is that the greatest deterrent in drivers' licence control is licence suspension. Drivers
will pay fines and continue to break the traffic laws, but the dislocation of living
habits which arises through licence suspension far outweighs the monetary method
as a corrective measure. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to realize the fact that
continued breaking of traffic laws can cause licence suspension, and only where
this sort of approach becomes a thoroughly accepted principle by all drivers is there
likely to be any noticeable improvement in the traffic accident trend.
All of this requires a large-scale public information programme, and the Branch
seizes upon every opportunity to have staff members speak to groups of people to
tell the story. In the final analysis, the problem is one people will have to solve by
everyone realizing his personal responsibility for traffic safety.
During 1966, continued progress was made in the programme of committing
record-keeping to computer methods. In that year all drivers' licence records were
so converted. This was a large task, completed months ahead of schedule through
an excellent work effort by the staff concerned. Hoped-for improvements as a result
of the conversion were rapidly appearing by the year-end, and there is no doubt many
benefits will be available in the future to enable a higher level of drivers' licence
control and a better service to the public.
Activities of the Branch are dealt with under the following headings:—
1. Licences.
2. Accidents and Convictions.
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3. Driving Safety.
(a) Safety Responsibility.
( b ) Examination of Drivers.
(c) Driver Improvement Programme.
(d) Motor-vehicle Inspection.
4. Central Registry.
5. School Buses.
6. Permits for Hashing Red and Amber Lights, Sirens, and Theft Alarms.
7. Staff.
1. LICENCES
Once again there was an increase in the number of motor-vehicles licensed in
British Columbia in 1966. The total number of motor-vehicles licensed amounted
to 818,111, an increase of 50,442 or 6.6 per cent over the 1965 total of 767,669.
Of this total, passenger motor-vehicles amounted to 664,791, an increase of 41,049
over the 1965 total of 623,742. Commercial motor-vehicles licensed increased by
9,393 from the 1965 total of 143,927 to 153,320. The over-all increase showed
a slight levelling-off from the last few years and was the lowest percentage increase
since 1962, when the increase was 5.5 per cent.
The increase in licensing of motor-cycles amounted to 2,011 or 15 per cent,
making a total of 15,387, compared to the 1965 total of 13,376. It is interesting to
note that the percentage increase in licensed motor-cycles from 1959 to 1966
amounts to 273 per cent.
A large increase was again recorded in the number of trailers licensed. The
1966 total was 81,703, an increase of 8,551 over the 1965 total of 73,152. Once
again the major increase was in the field of utility trailers, where there were 69,949
licensed in 1966, an increase of 7,519 over the 1965 total of 62,429. The utility-
trailer licence category includes boat trailers, small camp trailers, and house trailers
used for pleasure purposes.
The comparative statement of licences, permits, etc., for motor-vehicles, trailers,
and chauffeurs, which foUows, covers the volumes in these categories during the
licence-years 1959 to 1966, inclusive.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966
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Comparative Statement of Licences, Permits, Etc., Issued during
the Licence-years 1959 to 1966, Inclusive
Licences Issued
1959
1960        1961
1962      1963
1964
1965
1966
Motor-vehicles—
Passenger (new)..
Passenger (renewal)	
Total passenger-
Commercial (new)..
49,268   45,364
370.154 400,686
48,348   56,822
419,022 438,486
419,422|446,050|   467,370|495,308
Commercial (renewal)	
Total commercial-
12,985'    9,6031
108,956 104,618
10,576   11,886
106,095 108,843
121,941'| 114,2211   116,6711120,729
Total motor-vehicles	
Non-resident touring motor-vehicle  permits	
541,3631560,2711   584,0411616,037
Non-resident special motor-vehicle permits
Non-resident commercial motor-vehicle
permits.
965
109
Single trip	
Quarterly permits-
Totals	
13,197
1,302
198
16,525
344
1,343
187
15,831'
2,471
1,551
157
12,069
1,772
Extra-Provincial prorated trucks-
Temporary operation permits	
Passenger..
13,197| 16,869]     18,302| 13,841
18,100
CommerciaL.
Totals	
Transporter—
Original	
Additional.	
Motor-cycles—
New	
7,805
16,273
7,719
19,988
2,048
8,732
20,490
18,100| 24,078|     27,707| 29,222
Renewal..
678
3,450
603
3,477
652
3,587
706
3,683
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	
4,128
4,080
4,239
43,682
48,658
53,109
755
748
782
970
989
817
31
40
28
19
16
10
1,024
1,008
954
229,655
224,037
228,311
48,061
40,612
41,800
3,080
2,750
2,726
1,513
1,318
1,510
4,389
56,434
3,391
885
866
44
13
1,044
256,580
43,610
2,976
2,818
Total transfers-
Chauffeurs—
Original Class A	
Original Class B	
Original Class C	
Searches	
282,309|268,717| 274,3471305,984
Safety responsibility insurance certificates
filed	
5,295
4,485
64,359
328,115
13,018
5,368
4,756
65,209
887,170
12,297
5,518
4,925
64,446
1,493,937
12,523
5,672
5,010
63,677
796,687
13,741
67,659
463,457
76,388
495,419
94,190
529,552
89,427
575,364
531,116
571,807
623,742
664,791
13,830
112,228
16,604
116,969
20,367
123,560
20,009
133,311
126,058
133,573
143,927
153,320
657,174
705,380
767,669
818,111
1,613
110
1,446
111
1,212
86
1,222
45
12,478
2,241
13,221
2,746
14,250
2,228
15,260
1,968
14,719
15,967
16,478
17,228
1,822
10,076
25,429
2,203
11,237
30,368
2,0721  2,693
12,961
36,360
14,076
35,995
35,505|  41,605|  49,321|  50,071
1,342
3,937
9
67
17
82
4,209
4,803
5,630
8,016
20
88
4,263
11,124
9,012]  13,3761  15,387
62,116
3,647
968
884
51
16
1,182
284,641
44,899
3,349
4,069
66,725
4,042
1,057
966
91
24
1,296
304,487
47,618
5,312
4,489
73,152
4,275
1,105
1,097
124
1,404
337.369
52,423
8,171
5,810
81,703
5,246
1,097
1,238
124
1,347
337,860
54,598
9,614
7,225
336,958] 361,906| 403,773| 409,297
5,891
5,320
67,781
641,992
14,281
5,910
5,432
72,484
6,310
5,785
80,977
1,619,395 1,145,251
15,563  17,707
7,059
6,435
83,853
1,659,586
13,080
Drivers' Licences
The number of original drivers' licences issued in 1966 totalled 65,736, an
increase of 769 or 1.2 per cent over the 1965 total of 64,967. Of these licences,
37,858 were issued to adult applicants and 26,334 to applicants under the age of
21 years.
Licensed drivers in British Columbia at the end of 1966 totalled 931,823, an
increase of 63,988 or 7.4 per cent over the 1965 total of 867,835. The percentage
of female drivers continues to grow gradually; this year's total shows 330,998 or
35.5 per cent of the licensed drivers to be female, compared to 34.8 per cent in 1965.
The following table sets out statistical information on the number of drivers in
the various age-groups and provides for the number of male and female drivers in
each age-group.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
The number of drivers in the 16-20-year age-group by individual years is
included as a supplementary table.
Drivers' Licences—Statistical Information by Age-groups
Age
Year of Birth
Male
Female
Total
Per Cent
of Total
16-20 years  	
1947-1951
1943-1946
1937-1942
1932-1936
1927-1931
1922-1926
1917-1921
1912-1916
1907-1911
1902-1906
1898-1901
1892-1897
1887-1891
1882-1886
1877-1881
1876 and prior
55,798
57,969
83,616
65,351
65,910
60,459
53,127
49,712
39,140
28,869
16,010
14,576
7,082
2,665
483
58
30,959
35,501
52,288
38,790
38,814
37,744
32,970
26,798
17,223
9,994   I
4,953
3,701
983    i
242
32
6
86,757
93,470
135,904
104,141
104,724
98,203
86,097   i
76,510
56,363
38,863   !
20,963
18,277
8,065
2,907
515
64
9.310
7.1-24   „
10.031
7.5-30    „
14.585
31-35    „          . .    .	
11.176
36^.0    „   . .     ..
11.239
41^.5    „   	
10.539
4f.-5n   „
9.240
51-55    „	
8.211
56-60    „        	
6.049
M-tif    „
4.171
66-69    „     	
2.249
70-75    „       	
1.961
76-80   „	
0.865
81-85   „	
0.312
8«-90    „
0.055
0.007
Totals
	
600,825
(64.478%)
330,998
(35.522%>
931,823
100.000
Chauffeurs' Licences
The number of chauffeurs' licences issued in 1966 totalled 97,347, an increase
of 4,275 over the 1965 total of 93,072. The number of Class A category chauffeurs
licensed to drive buses increased to 7,059, from 6,310 in 1965. The Class B category chauffeurs licensed to drive taxis increased to 6,435, from 5,785 in 1965.
The Class C category chauffeurs licensed to drive trucks showed the major increase,
where the 1966 total is 83,853, compared to 80,977 in 1965.
MOTOR-DEALERS' LICENCES
Motor-dealers' licences issued by the Branch are required by individuals or
firms whose business involves the buying or selling of motor-vehicles, motor-cycles,
or trailers. During the 1966 licence-year, 1,097 motor-dealers' licences permitting
the sale of motor-vehicles and trailers and 124 motor-cycle dealers' licences permitting the sale of motor-cycles and trailers were issued.
A prerequisite for the issuance of a motor-dealer's licence or the retention of
such a licence is that an insurance bond be supplied to the Superintendent in the
amount of $5,000, or security be filed with the Minister of Finance in a similar
amount. In 1966, 329 dealers' bonds were filed, and in four cases security was
filed on behalf of new motor-dealers or as the result of cancellation of previously
issued bonds.
During 1966 a process of investigation was started for each new motor-dealer.
Information on the operation, previous business, corporate formations, business
intentions, and premises were considered before a licence was authorized.
Distribution of Motor-vehicles
The distribution of motor-vehicles in British Columbia by the areas in which
they were licensed is always of interest. It is pointed out this distribution does not
provide an accurate picture of the number of vehicles operated in any given area
since vehicle-owners move frequently from one area to another, and vehicles are
often sold to new owners residing in a different area from the previous owners. The
following table does, however, provide a reasonable guide as to the distribution of
vehicles throughout the Province. This type of information has been used by those
responsible for community planning projects.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966
I 9
Summary of Passenger Motor-vehicle Licences Issued under Motor-vehicle Act and
Commercial Motor-vehicle Licences Issued under Department of Commercial
Transport Act, by Issuing Office, during 1966 Licence-year.
Passenger Motor-vehicles
Commercial Motor-vehicles
Grand
Total
Issuing Office
Used
Registrations
New
Registrations
Renewals
Total
Used
Registrations
New
Registrations
Renewals
Total
Abbotsford	
Alberni	
249
212   '
52
3
52
516
10
863
666
478
150
612
224
216
88
541
21
298
46
243
116
802
33
784
198
26
122
77
430
446
1,899
971
84
495
65
177
1,282
309
24
161
245
31
268
96
146
437
4,186
2,467
1,488
87
418
2,572
228
772
678
4
1
79
1,052   I
15
1,019   '
896
479
226
719
602
120
32
525
2
202
131
1,023    '
80
1,204   i
3
983
415
17
114
274
1,235
885
5,487
4,344
62
887
30
225
1,801
514
32
255
129
18
180
297
385
944
12,518
8,563
4,941
123
987
5,857
351
7,467 i
7,750
992
20
1,043
11,708
438
20,700
10,873
5,906
2,081
4,808
8,690
1,473
472
3,824 I
821
1,537
2,029
9,375
1,022
12,168 '
470
10,829
2,705
756
1,596
3,264
14,109
9,063
61,144
24,910
2,410
8,542
338
4,610
13,543
4,180
789
3,299
1,918
1,032
3,269
2,269
2,866
6,872
89,146
52,706
34,607
1,429
8,599
84,842
4,055
8,488
8,640
1,048
24
1,174
13,276
463
22,582
12,435
6,863
2,457
6,139
9,516
1,809
592
4,890
844
2,037
2,206
10,641
1,218
14,174
506
12,596
3,318
799
1,832
3,615
15,774
10,394
68,530
30,225
2,556
9,924
433
5,012
16,626
5,003
845
3,715
2,292
1,081
3,717
2,662
3,397
8,253
105,850
63,736
41,036
1,639
10,004
93,271
4,634
44
19
12   i
11
33
59
2
111
69
95
45
221   I
38
74
49
208
2
103
12
27
27
128
8
150
18
1
11
6
87
82
154
50
19
66
no
12
254
38
2
40
56
1
87
17
33
36
261
151
40
55
106
167
69
252
211
12
7
84
317
9
398
323
191
108
412
204
66
49
493
4
101
75
260
52
585
6
236
105
11
58
63
316
254
763
506
53
271
47
61
910
142
25
180
65
11
73
151
265
197
1,945
2,822
270
68
409
1,650
287
2,270
1,614
490
47
788 1
3,304
369
5,144
2,729
2,256 1
1,253
2,714
2,388
789
347
2,755
302
868
1,051
2,002
675
4,720 I
236
3,131
436
428
832
992
3,318
3,324
8,190
2,475
1,078
2,421
316
1,047
5,555
1,212
418
1,785
779 '
236
1,525
1,329
1,416
1,358
16,257
7,449
2,308
1,069
3,834
16,927
2,756
2,566
1,844
514
65
905
3,680
380 '
5,653
3,121
2,542
1,406
3,347
2,630 i
929 i
445
3,456
308
1,072
1,138
2,289
754 -
5,433
250
3,517
559 '
440
901
1,061
3,721
3,660
9,107
3,031
1,150
2,758
473
1,120
6,719
1,392
445
2,005
900
248
1,685
1,497
1,714
1,591
18,463
10,422
2,618
1,192
4,349
18,744
3,112
11,054
10,484
1,562
Atlin	
89
Burns Lake	
2,079
16,956
Clinton  	
Cloverdale  "
Courtenay 	
Cranbrook _ .
843
28,235
15,556
9,405
3,863
9,486
12,146
2,738
1,037
Fort St. John        	
8,346
1,152
3,109
3,344
12,930
Invermere	
1,972
19,607
756
Kelowna 	
16,113
3,877
1,239
2,733
4,676
19,495
Nelson 	
New Westminster*
North Vancouver  ~
14,054
77,637
33,256
3,706
12,682
906
Powell River	
6,132
23 345
6,395
1,290
5,720
3,192
1,329
5,402
4,159
5,111
9,844
124,313
74,158
43,654
2,831
14,353
Smithers..    	
Terrace	
Trail  . 	
Vancouver East2
Vancouver-Pt. Grey2..
Vanderhoof	
112,015
7,746
Totals	
26,710
62,717
575,364
664,791
3,576
16,433
133,312
1
153,321
818,112
i New Westminster (includes temporary office at Burnaby during rush period and mail-order issuance to New
Westminster area from Victoria):   Passenger, 70,337;  commercial, 9,367.
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 842 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that operate
throughout British Columbia; issuance at Sechelt, Squamish, and Pemberton, which account through Vancouver,
has been deducted):  Passenger, 219,736;  commercial, 30,356.
3 Victoria (does not include mail-order issuance to other areas; does not include 1,346 passenger and 4,419
commercial plates issued for Provincial Government vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia; does not
include 468 commercial plates issued for National Defence vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia;
issuance of 257 commercial plates to pro-rated vehicles has been deducted): Passenger, 71,080; commercial,
10,077.
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Revenue
Revenue collected by the Motor-vehicle Branch from licences, permits, and
other services, and in the payment of social services tax, increased by 7.4 per cent
to $29,468,385.54 in the 1966 licence-year. The increase was $1,952,088.30 over
the 1965 total of $27,516,297.24. Social services tax collections amounted to
$2,452,210.51, as compared to $2,351,436.65 in 1965. These collections cover
motor-vehicles 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 67.19 per cent of the total collections, in the
amount of $19,803,195.96. 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 32.81 per cent. These percentages show no appreciable change of
the 1965 licence-year figures.
The locations of Motor-vehicle Branch offices are listed below, and the 1966
revenue collection at each office is shown:—
Vancouver      $4,635,503.92
Victoria       3,650,958.77
Vancouver East       2,672,361.39
New Westminster       2,494,754.43
Vancouver-Point Grey       1,271,352.52
Cloverdale   935,062.00
North Vancouver  926,649.23
Kamloops  779,024.41
Chilliwack  645,500.37
Dawson Creek  547,797.26
Haney  391,538.90
Abbotsford  374,591.19
Trail  312,280.83
Mission   165,820.74
Total  $19,803,195.96
Refunds
Legislation provides for refunding of licence fees in several instances where
licences are surrendered to the Branch.
Refunds are made where a vehicle is removed from the Province, and where
a vehicle has been burned, junked, or damaged beyond repair.
Refunds are obtainable by the seller on commercial-vehicle licences when
vehicles are transferred. In these instances the new owner is required to relicense
the vehicle based on the gross vehicle weight at which he intends to operate the
vehicle.
Refunds may be obtained for vehicles located east of the Cascade Mountains
which are not operated in winter months (November, December, lanuary). Due
to the ability to operate vehicles on an all-year basis in practically all areas of the
Province now, the applications for these seasonal refunds are declining each year.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 11
The fee for the unexpired full years of the five-year drivers' licences are refundable under the following circumstances upon surrender of the licence to this
Branch:—
(a) The licence has been suspended due to the failure of the licensee to qualify
in a driver examination.
(£>) The licensee has taken up residence outside the Province.
(c) The licensee has died.
(d) The licensee has voluntarily surrendered his driver's licence.
The foUowing table sets out the number of refunds and the amount of money
refunded in the 1966 licence-year:—
Type of Refund Number Amount
Drivers' licences  1,282 $4,118.00
Motor-vehicle licences, general refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger  1,548 $11,820.34
Dealers' licences        41 309.53
Drivers'general      297 1,443.00
Chauffeurs' licences        17 31.00
Department of Commercial Transport Act—commercial      325 18,177.34
  2,228             31,781.21
Relinquishment refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger  6,678 $44,063.00
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial      887 30,105.25
Farm commercial        43 717.14
     7,608             74,885.39
Seasonal refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—passenger      300 $1,712.35
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial      310 14,472.52
Farm commercial        66 1,322.75
        676             17,507.62
Refunds on transfers—
Department of Commercial Transport Act—
Regular commercial      275 $60,813.13
Farm commercial        43 2,498.75
        318             63,311.88
Totals  12,112 $191,604.10
 J 12
BRITISH COLUMBIA
2. ACCIDENTS AND CONVICTIONS
Motor-vehicle Accidents
The foUowing table gives a summary of the accident frequency during the
period 1957 to 1966:—
Motor-
Number
Accidents
per 1,000
Deaths
per
10,000
Vehicles
Registered
Average
Deaths
per 100
Million
Miles
Fatal
Fatal
Accidents
Year
vehicles
of Acci
Vehicles
Injuries
Deaths
Property
Acci
per 100
Registered
dents
Registered
Damage
dents
Million
Miles
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	
764,353
40,262
52.68
17,574
500
6.5
561.96
8.00
421
6.73
1966	
817,348
44,177
54.05
19,449
520
6.4
592.91
7.60
445
6.51
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle accidents in
CITIES
Place of Occurrence
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or (-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
—100.0
—75.0
—50.0
-100.0
-66.0
—50.0
71
15
106
22
34
39
41
3
117
43
35
36
—42.0
-80.0
10.0
95.0
3.0
—7.0
A
A
2
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
Chilliwack
1
1
1
Cranbrool
3
3
	
3
3
	
68
11
55
7
-13.0
—36.0
	
	
3
7
4
7
33.0
1
1
1
1
1
19
1,800.0
3
3
-25.0
3
3
—25.0
115
1
120
11
123
4
127
19
6.0
300.0
5.0
72.0
Kaslo
4
3
4
3
Nanaimo
3
—100.0
100.0
500.0
100.0
—50.0
-50.0
—100.0
3
—100.0
125
19
412
210
92
57
88
46
125
33
483
258
102
89
103
37
73.0
17.0
22.0
10.0
56.0
17.0
—19.0
0
3
1
3
2
2
3
6
6
6
1
1
3
1
3
2
2
2
6
4
5
1
1
100.
North Van
300.0
66.0
-50.0
-50.0
-100.0
Port Alber
Port Coau
tlatn
7
4
—43.0
6
4
—33.0
204
198
—2.0
2
100.0
2
100.0
55
105
90.0
Revelstoke
—100.0
-100.0
-100.0
—100.0
28
14
37
29
10
4
3.0
—28.0
— 89.0
1
2
	
1
2
—
Salmon Ar
Trail   .
1
51
100.0
27.0
40
1
48
100.0
20.0
56
4,769
40
4,933
-28.0
3.0
40
2
— 100.0
2
— 100.0
74
89
20.0
10
1
4
1
-60.0
10
1
4
1
—60.0
600
31
618
33
3.0
6.0
White Roc
T
It
.tals   .   .
102
96
-5.0
96
90
-6.0
7,541
7,929
5.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 13
The year 1966 saw another increase in the number of motor-vehicle accidents.
There were 520 persons killed, compared to 500 in 1965, which is an increase of
4 per cent. Fatal accidents totalled 445, compared to 421 in 1965, this being an
increase of 5.7 per cent.
In 1966 the reportable motor-vehicle accidents totalled 44,187, an increase
of 3,925 or 9.7 per cent over the 1965 total of 40,262. There were 19,451 persons
injured in 12,690 accidents, compared to 17,589 persons injured in 11,557 accidents
in 1965, which is an increase of 10.6 per cent in the number of persons injured and
an increase of 9.1 per cent in the number of injury accidents.
Accidents resulting in property damage increased from 28,284 in 1965 to
31,052 in 1966, an increase of 2,768 or 9.8 per cent. The property damage as
a result of these accidents amounted to $26,196,227, which is an increase of
$3,570,530.55 or 15.8 per cent.
The preceding table shows an increase in the accidents per 1,000 vehicles registered, but shows decreases in deaths per 10,000 vehicles registered, in deaths per
100 million miles, and in fatal accidents per 100 million miles driven. The average
property damage increased considerably over the previous year.
The following tables set out accident statistics of the various cities, municipalities, villages, and districts in British Columbia for 1965 and 1966:—
the Province for the Calendar Years 1965 and 1966
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
47
31
—34.0
214
200
-6.0
123
119
-3.0
$65,470.43
$61,988.70
—5.0
6
2
-66.0
42
20
—52.0
25
13
—48.0
19,104.12
6,200.00
—67.0
73
80
9.0
386
416
7.0
235
237
0.85
110,551.05
119,608.06
8.0
15
27
80.0
208
260
25.0
117
141
20.0
56,258.20
59,770.91
6.0
26
24
—7.0
172
188
9.0
96
103
7.0
40,906.71
44,864.98
9.0
28
29
3.0
244
361
47.0
134
191
42.0
63,486.97
76,555.64
20.0
45
37
—17.0
281
302
7.0
166
176
6.0
89,387.93
83,901.23
—6.0
9
5
—44.0
24
17
—29.0
17
11
-35.0
11,425.00
4,846.45
—57.0
2
4
100.0
51
46
—9.0
27
23
-14.0
11,590.72
8,227.50
-29.0
5
5
_____
42
39
-7.0
26
21
-19.0
15,017.85
14,085.00
-6.0
1
11
1,000.0
12
41
241.0
8
27
237.0
4,375.00
20,233.94
362.0
82
84
2.0
762
720
-5.0
401
385
—3.0
189,801.30
201,016.76
5.0
1
3
200.0
15
18
20.0
10
10
	
7,870.00
4,931.75
-37.0
84
92
9.0
477
599
25.0
266
325
22.0
116,269.68
138,202.60
18.0
9
15
66.0
109
143
31.0
60
76
26.0
21,364.87
30,596.54
43.0
87
82
-5.0
680
745
9.0
363
392
7.0
175,888.35
229,136.88
30.0
16
18
12.0
170
216
27.0
94
117
24.0
41,704.73
63,111.58
51.0
313
333
6.0
2,363
2,633
11.0
1,211
1,337
10.0
584,737.35
705,015.44
20.0
161
165
2.0
1,022
1,195
16.0
529
607
14.0
257,143.19
338,181.06
31.0
60
75
25.0
419
434
3.0
228
244
7.0
110,263.63
111,932.71
1.0
47
60
27.0
467
571
22.0
252
302
19.0
126,365.47
151,543.03
19.0
48
72
50.0
306
344
12.0
167
198
18.0
92,580.70
110,086.37
18.0
26
25
-3.0
126
159
26.0
75
87
16.0
36,653.18
46,247.15
26.0
144
137
-4.0
1,428
1,747
22.0
754
897
18.0
404,518.34
515,096.09
27.0
46
69
50.0
484
566
16.0
266
312
17.0
132,426.67
169,411.94
27.0
23
16
—30.0
179
179
	
98
96
—2.0
38,924.71
48,300.19
24.0
10
8
—20.0
63
71
12.0
43
38
-11.0
22,350.92
32,954.49
47.0
18
4
-77.0
117
51
-56.0
65
32
—50.0
44,968.00
14,703.79
-67.0
3
100.0
2
100.0
1,650.00
100.0
29
28
—3.0
310
277
—10.0
166
152
—8.0
72,548.71
80,219.50
10.0
3,439
3,583
4.0
20,654
23,006
11.0
11,248
12,280
9.0
5,001,896.48
5,855,279.63
17.0
45
62
37.0
348
402
15.0
195
224
14.0
95,444.18
117,378.13
22.0
453
460
1.0
3,208
3,113
—2.0
1,661
1,579
—4.0
680,696.46
721,837.18
6.0
20
27
35.0
160
190
18.0
88
100
13.0
41,505.93
52,973.59
27.0
5,418
5,673
4.0
35,543
39,272
10.0
19,214
20,854
8.0
$8,783,496.83
$10,240,088.81
16.0
 J 14
MUNICIPALITIES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Place of Occurrence
Killed
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Fatal Accidents
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Injured
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Burnaby	
Central Saanich-
Chilliwhack	
Coldstream	
Coquitlam-
Delta	
Esquimau...
Fraser Mills—
Glenmore	
Kent-AgassiZ-
Langley	
Maple Ridge—
Matsqui	
Mission	
North Cowichan	
North Vancouver-
Oak Bay	
Peachland	
Pitt Meadows	
Richmond .	
Saanich	
Salmon Arm-
Sumas	
Summerland-
Surrey	
Tadanac	
West Vancouver-
Kitimat	
Powell River-
Totals-
2
~24
9
 1
"TIT
10
5
1
5
1
21
1
5
2
 2
123
Percent
142.0
100.0
—33.0
—100.0
11.0
—16.0
100.0
150.0
100.0
—12.0
100.0
—44.0
100.0
100.0
10.0
101
2
3
1
1
2
9
9
6
4
1
2
4
1
21
20
1
8
5
2
114
50.0
—100.0
12.0
1,038
27
110
308
190
43
81
164
208
127
33
252
76
1
5
382
288
21
83
6
759
4
284
33
 37
4,560
1,222
22
116
2
287
121
51
1
1
89
192
255
115
54
276
50
2
3
563
335
18
75
25
865
8
310
48
 59
5,165
13.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 15
Province for the Calendar Years 1965 and 1966—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
697
810
16.0
4,545
5,392
18.0
2,425
2,804
15.0
$1,203,873.60
$1,580,595.61
31.0
15
10
-33.0
57
59
3.0
35
40
14.0
24,726.89
26,817.49
8.0
62
60
-3.0
327
255
—22.0
211
170
—19.0
188,746.92
107,550.32
—43.0
1
201
100.0
1
957
100.0
—9.0
1
540
100.0
—3.0
300.00
363,341.63
100.0
201
1,057
558
345,746.85
5.0
104
76
—26.0
472
455
—3.0
292
284
—2.0
195,583.18
206,673.53
5.0
31
36
16.0
294
274
-6.0
160
149
—6.0
55,225.17
58,175.33
5.0
1
1
47
100.0
100.0
9.0
4
5
2
162
25.0
100.0
11.0
2
3
2
105
50.0
100.0
6.0
809.54
950.00
966.00
65,639.40
17.0
100.0
43
145
99
69,034.36
4.0
87
114
31.0
362
473
30.0
230
298
29.0
145,154.52
200,188.46
37.0
128
146
14.0
605
609
0.66
360
361
0.27
174,936.61
222,205.01
27.0
78
66
—15.0
315
344
9.0
198
214
8.0
133,749.79
111,916.79
-16.0
25
25
10.0
107
91
-14.0
6.0
70
62
-11.0
8.0
35,170.91
42,464.66
20.0
169
186
1,133
1,207
603
655
317,088.01
388,327.93
22.0
53
39
—26.0
294
261
—11.0
164
143
—12.0
64,529.77
61,832.36
-4.0
	
1
100.0
3
19
533.0
2
12
500.0
2,400.00
6,355.00
164.0
2
2
11
12
9.0
8
8
_____
6,340.00
3,345.00
—47.0
264
369
39.0
1,492
1,785
19.0
828
995
20.0
403,387.49
521,172.02
29.0
214
232
8.0
1,240
1,266
2.0
710
713
0.42
385,464.29
348,381.24
-9.0
12
9
-25.0
77
85
10.0
46
53
15.0
25,915.93
29,684.25
14.0
46
42
-8.0
177
168
-5.0
120
118
—1.0
82,526.94
80,630.89
—2.0
5
16
220.0
54
70
29.0
36
48
33.0
19,123.98
25,387.18
32.0
423
533
26.0
2,307
2,650
14.0
1,301
1,475
13.0
758,668.02
881,807.64
16.0
4
6
50.0
15
44
193.0
9
26
188.0
5,055.00
13,467.70
166.0
173
190
9.0
1,122
1,264
12.0
605
664
9.0
302,070.22
368,851.76
22.0
24
32
33.0
216
288
33.0
121
158
30.0
57,627.88
105,120.08
82.0
32
43
34.0
258
345
33.0
146
199
36.0
64,318.73
92,981.81
44.0
2,892
3,294
13.0
16,689
18,543
11.0
9,339
10,300
10.0
$5,067,274.60
$5,915,129.09
16.0
 J 16
VILLAGES
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1
Per Cent
—100.0
1
	
Per Cent
—100.0
—50.0
—100.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
-100.0
—100.0
—100.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
26
8
52
6
1
6
66
17
Per Cent
100.0
—25.0
100.0
—50.0
—100.0
-Tooio
100.0
100.0
—100.0
—100.0
—100.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
2
1
3
54
14
100.0
2
1
1
1
1
1
22.0
21.0
2
2
1
5
1
23
3
8
17
6
8
16
1
3
2
12
15
4
40
9
3
8
100.0
8
6
15
7
6
6
8
8
17
1
5
1
2
10
1
44
6
9
—37.0
—83.0
Fort St. John
1
	
1
53.0
—57.0
33.0
1
1
1
1
183.0
—25.0
1
1
1
1
1
1
—5.0
1
1
—40.0
100.0
500.0
50.0
1
1
1
1
300.0
1
1
1
1
2
2
—9.0
50.0
—66.0
100.0
1
1
1
1
4
12
18
4
9
9
37
1
33
11
8
—100.0
2
3
1
3
6
37
12
6
20
1
52
5
12
—50.0
105.0
Salmo
—100.0
33.0
1
1
—33.0
—45.0
57.0
Tofino
	
—54.0
1
1
50.0
1
1
1
1
1
1
29
8
2
2
1
3
15
3
6
1
2
2
—48.0
Sechelt
—62.0
200.0
—50.0
100.0
1
1
—33.0
	
16
9
—43.0
Warfield
1
2
1
2
5
6
20.0
Totals
17
18
5.0
17
17
	
479
530
10.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966        I 17
Province for the Calendar Years 1965 and 1966—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
14
35
150.0
146
222
52.0
83
133
60.0
$37,522.09
$80,230.17
113.0
6
4
—33.0
20
9
-55.0
14
7
—50.0
3,898.00
1,215.00
—68.0
1
100.0
24
8
—66.0
13
5
—61.0
4,163.00
6,142.07
3,205.00
—23.0
3
4
33.0
21
45
114.0
13
27
107.0
14,033.45
128.0
39
49
25.0
290
389
34.0
162
216
33.0
96,823.17
103,945.06
7.0
8
13
62.0
97
no
13.0
53
56
5.0
18,650.52
26,724.60
43.0
■	
2
17
100.0
70.0
2
12
100.0
50.0
800.00
5,594.30
100.0
2
2
10
8
3,510.00
59.0
1
4
100.0
—33.0
12
61
100.0
24.0
7
34
100.0
13.0
4,575.50
9,534.62
100.0
6
49
30
12,683.51
—24.0
5
1
-80.0
28
26
-7.0
20
15
-25.0
28,110.00
7,383.97
-73.0
13
18
38.0
153
197
28.0
85
105
23.0
37,464.20
50,505.99
34.0
4
3
—25.0
24
23
-4.0
17
15
—11.0
9,039.30
3,755.00
—58.0
5
3
-40.0
29
24
—17.0
19
16
—15.0
6,856.35
10,335.00
50.0
5
8
60.0
63
82
30.0
34
44
29.0
25,256.70
23,477.28
—7.0
4
2
—50.0
33
11
-66.0
21
7
-66.0
9,255.00
2,792.30
—69.0
3
7
133.0
39
62
58.0
23
33
43.0
14,729.00
11,534.17
-21.0
10
8
-20.0
39
43
10.0
25
28
12.0
14,393.19
17,788.69
23.0
1
1
	
13
20
53.0
9
10
11.0
1,720.00
3,604.00
109.0
4
2
—50.0
12
11
-8.0
10
8
-20.0
23,485.00
4,775.00
-79.0
1
1
	
7
12
71.0
4
6
50.0
1,650.50
1,899.00
15.0
3
2
—33.0
1
1
307.00
160.00
—47.0
2
9
350.0
32
50
56.0
18
30
66.0
7,584.00
17,875.73
135.0
9
11
22.0
62
87
40.0
35
48
37.0
12,091.67
20,641.51
70.0
1
2
100.0
12
4
-66.0
7
3
-57.0
2,902.00
2,200.00
—24.0
31
26
—16.0
183
161
— 12.0
95
89
-6.0
49,260.56
45,189.33
-8.0
6
5
—16.0
22
40
81.0
15
23
53.0
6,861.21
13,050.00
90.0
6
2
—66.0
30
23
-23.0
20
13
-35.0
11,225.44
5,985.90
—46.0
4
100.0
2
24
1,100.0
1
13
1,200.0
36,130.00
456.00
100.0
2
2
1
1
335.00
8,408.39
36.0
5
__ .	
—100.0
27
15
^440
18
10
-44.0
3,938.72
—53.0
8
4
-50.0
36
34
—5.0
22
23
4.0
10,190.00
10,409.67
2.0
13
18
38.0
176
178
1.0
96
94
—2.0
46,289.82
47,660.99
2.0
3
—100.0
17
11
—35.0
9
6
—33.0
5,044.00
2,004.75
19,870.82
 60.0
5
8
60.0
34
46
35.0
21
27
28.0
11^295.00
75.0
8
5
-37.0
51
82
60.0
27
46
70.0
12,416.33
19,763.94
59.0
20
11
—45.0
105
69
—34.0
64
43
—32.0
50,260.00
21,625.00
—56.0
1
1
	
3
2
-33.0
2
1
—50.0
770.00
1,100.00
42.0
28
40
42.0
270
347
28.0
154
204
32.0
92,384.99
107,768.19
16.0
6
3
-50.0
17
29
70.0
15
19
26.0
9,500.00
11,415.00
20.0
7
4
—42.0
36
51
41.0
21
27
28.0
9,246.68
15,906.88
72.0
4
100.0
2
100.0
800.00
100.0
16
13
—18.0
138
113
—18.0
75
62
—17.0
50,756.64
31,843.45
—37.0
5
3
—40.0
17
18
5.0
11
12
9.0
6,430.20
3,220.20
—49.0
2
4
100.0
11
22
100.0
6
13
116.0
4,410.00
4,349.44
—1.0
2
1
—50.0
15
20
33.0
10
13
30.0
5,031.00
6,340.00
26.0
1
2
100.0
15
8
—46.0
9
5
—44.0
3,570.00
1,072.00
—69.0
3
2
—33.0
9
12
33.0
8
7
—12.0
3,273.00
4,200.00
28.0
5
100.0
3
100.0
1,828.20
13,055.00
100.0
11
5
—54.0
—40.0
29
38
31.0
58.0
23
30
30.0
58.0
14,479.13
-9.0
5
3
41
65
24
38
19,696.52
16,126.27
— 18.0
337
353
4.0
2,492
2,948
18.0
1,451
1,692
16.0
$809,370.18
$873,695.09
7.0
 J 18
UNORGANIZED
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
R.C.M.P. Detachment
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1
Per Cent
100.0
—100.0
100.0
33.0
—100.0
—100.0
20.0
—40.0
100.0
-83.0
33.0
100.0
—60.0
500.0
— 85.0
20.0
—75.0
-100.0
1
Per Cent
100.0
—100.0
iob.o
42.0
— 100.0
—100.0
-60.0
50.0
100.0
—75.0
50.0
63
5
9
14
61
1
62
4
18
24
65
3
Per Cent
—1.0
1
1
—20.0
100.0
1
12
1
10
71.0
9
7
6.0
200.0
1
5
5
1
1
5
2
5
22
39
1
1
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
4
34
139
64
64
192
18
109
26
49
19
49
24
40
40
26
44
7
10
33
15
31
187
9
5
48
58
1
2
1
59
114
76
48
73
34
55
193
99
87
38
75
63
70
28
39
36
21
100
6
99
30
29
31
78
47
12
118.0
6
48.0
100.0
100.0
5
2
6
3
2
1
10
3
4
1
4
2
2
4
2
2
4
2
2
1
7
3
4
1
3
2
2
3
—14.0
34.0
16.0
23.0
135.0
100.0
—57.0
500.0
-80.0
—20.0
-66.0
—100.0
100.0
-100.0
—33.0
—100.0
33.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
—50.0
50.0
—50.0
—33.0
50.0
—50.0
—25.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
—50.0
150.0
—100.0
-50.0
100.0
-25.0
— 8.0
37.0
— 100.0
1
6
1
5
5
6
1
4
23.0
—100.0
7
5
1
6
73.0
24.0
22.0
3
4
3
1
1
3
1
3
3
3
1
1
3
1
—7.0
—23.0
1
1
3
1
1
2
2
4
100.0
— 100.0
—33.0
—100.0
66.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
— 16.0
100.0
100.0
—50.0
150.0
-60.0
—81.0
125.0
—33.0
-25.0
—100.0
100.0
100.0
-66.0
133.0
—100.0
—25.0
Tooo
22.0
85.0
71.0
Field
5
3
2
3
3
1
3
1
3
2
23.0
2
5
1
1
5
4
4
—17.0
—62.0
26.0
25.0
1
1
3
4
1
52.0
6
2
3
2
47.0
38.0
—57.0
—100.0
4
4
5
11
8
3
4
1
1
2
1
2
10
2
2
18
2
3
1
1
4
4
4
3
8
2
4
1
1
1
1
2
6
2
2
12
1
3
1
1
18
207
72
44
239
33
132
33
41
20
49
29
36
43
9
55
4
2
60
14
41
151
15
—47.0
48.0
1 nn H/fjlc Wnnsf.
12.0
—31.0
24.0
83.0
21.0
26.0
— 16.0
5.0
2
1
2
1
20.0
—10.0
3
1
2
1
7.0
—65.0
3
1
7
2
1
5
25.0
—42.0
—80.0
4
1
3
1
1
11
1
4
1
2
1
1
6
1
81.0
—6.0
32.0
9
1
8
1
—19.0
Nats"'
66.0
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966        I  19
Province for the Calendar Years 1965 and 1966—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
38
36
—5.0
169
225
33.0
125
160
28.0
$84,018.00
$105,176.76
25.0
3
2
—33.0
13
15
15.0
8
11
37.0
6,800.00
6,016.00
—11.0
7
7
38
51
34.0
29
35
20.0
14,139.16
21,871.00
54.0
6
11
83.0
50
64
28.0
34
40
17.0
24,148.50
32,555.10
34.0
31
34
9.0
152
164
7.0
107
118
10.0
99,223.99
145,213.59
46.0
1
2
100.0
5
10
100.0
3
6
100.0
2,050.00
14,900.00
626.0
—20.0
1
35
38
—100.0
8.0
1
23
24
—100.0
4.0
300.00
-100.0
5
4
11,977.00
10,721.10
—10.0
19
33
73.0
113
152
34.0
82
112
36.0
41,540.15
78,258.20
88.0
26
28
7.0
146
155
6.0
99
99
	
134,673.28
115,581.57
—14.0
1
1
4
2
—50.0
2
1
—50.0
630.00
300.00
—52.0
1
1
1
3
200.0
1
2
100.0
800.00
1,150.00
43.0
1
34
100.0
—22.0
6
154
100.0
-13.0
3
106
100.0
—15.0
2,490.00
99,705.74
100.0
44
178
126
91,216.05
9.0
49
66
34.0
224
344
53.0
151
230
52.0
218,348.23
180,948.25
-17.0
37
47
27.0
198
221
11.0
130
152
16.0
97,810.66
118,756.70
21.0
27
21
—22.0
93
104
11.0
68
74
8.0
100,872.37
71,593.79
—29.0
24
43
79.0
148
168
13.0
96
109
13.0
49,448.97
70,377.46
42.0
23
21
-8.0
82
97
18.0
57
58
1.0
34,504.52
48,548.70
40.0
17
28
64.0
132
175
32.0
99
123
24.0
88,510.94
110,829.63
25.0
1
— 100.0
3.0
5
512
1
508
— 80.0
—0.78
3
316
1
320
—66.0
1.0
1,410.00
189,884.97
474.00
230,270.62
—66.0
106
110
21.0
10
— 100.0
31
7
—77.0
19
4
—78.0
11,913.25
2,030.00
—82.0
37
66
78.0
284
317
11.0
184
210
14.0
115,456.98
141,247.89
22.0
39
39
150
170
13.0
114
134
17.0
76,684.08
92,872.87
21.0
16
27
68.0
81
130
60.0
54
88
62.0
30,626.82
59,426.20
94.0
45
44
-2.0
216
189
—12.0
161
147
-8.0
86,590.62
82,165.39
—5.0
34
32
-5.0
154
166
7.0
107
111
3.0
164,716.62
82,998.89
—49.0
52
44
-15.0
261
270
3.0
161
169
4.0
96,517.92
105,578.02
9.0
17
13
-23.0
70
63
— 10.0
46
45
—2.0
24,728.80
34,002.07
37.0
13
19
46.0
69
92
33.0
50
67
34.0
33,498.00
48,110.00
43.0
13
21
61.0
62
67
8.0
48
52
8.0
18,103.50
37,541.57
107.0
8
14
75.0
58
35
—39.0
38
24
—36.0
38,326.00
23,955.00
—37.0
58
61
5.0
276
281
1.0
198
214
8.0
322,846.21
291,338.50
—9.0
4
5
25.0
34
25
—26.0
24
19
—20.0
19,013.00
10,990.00
—42.0
53
63
18.0
358
362
1.0
225
227
0.88
273,179.85
236,926.70
—13.0
16
18
12.0
88
76
—13.0
56
50
—10.0
35,283.62
30,897.61
— 12.0
14
16
14.0
49
61
24.0
39
47
20.0
13,649.00
23,590.08
72.0
19
19
94
124
31.0
65
79
21.0
27,707.21
33,636.45
21.0
35
49
40.0
232
221
—4.0
166
156
—6.0
154,454.24
120,412.41
—22.0
24
31
29.0
115
130
13.0
88
104
18.0
83,090.00
84,470.55
1.0
20
10
—50.0
90
50
—44.0
71
40
—43.0
47,345.55
23,407.00
—50.0
1
—100.0
6
— 100.0
3
—100.0
3,785.00
—100.0
19
13
-31.0
105
109
3.0
73
78
6.0
46,217.82
64,906.45
40.0
73
95
30.0
364
447
22.0
236
278
17.0
245,950.86
233,817.69
—4.0
40
46
15.0
237
264
11.0
166
205
23.0
127,970.92
207,631.16
62.0
32
20
—37.0
157
134
—14.0
113
98
—13.0
87,724.00
53,227.00
—39.0
112
139
24.0
615
573
—6.0
400
382
—4.0
278,685.28
330,567.76
18.0
13
20
53.0
72
64
-11.0
52
52
	
47,848.00
36,689.19
—23.0
65
82
26.0
350
377
7.0
226
244
7.0
125,644.40
153,422.09
22.0
15
17
13.0
72
90
25.0
52
66
26.0
46,953.29
42,995.51
—8.0
27
21
—22.0
115
104
—9.0
85
74
—12.0
83,232.72
41,051.62
—50.0
11
13
18.0
97
61
—37.0
58
45
—22.0
30,725.08
27,366.00
— 10.0
28
25
—10.0
108
156
44.0
72
95
31.0
50,435.12
61,156.89
21.0
15
20
33.0
87
104
19.0
61
77
26.0
36,686.73
49,016.85
33.0
16
28
75.0
101
121
19.0
66
86
30.0
31,879.64
41,587.14
30.0
22
22
97
87
—10.0
69
64
—7.0
39,690.89
38,257.00
—3.0
17
6
-64.0
58
33
-43.0
44
25
-43.0
29,090.00
16,956.80
—41.0
25
31
24.0
101
117
15.0
79
88
11.0
65,486.82
87,455.46
33.0
2
3
50.0
22
29
31.0
15
21
40.0
15,865.00
13,350.50
-15.0
4
1
-75.0
17
14
— 17.0
12
11
—8.0
5,115.86
5,170.00
1.0
23
35
52.0
150
160
6.0
105
115
9.0
59,327.93
86,830.67
46.0
7
11
57.0
67
76
13.0
46
54
17.0
24,248.66
31,469.60
29.0
23
28
21.0
119
128
7.0
80
88
10.0
34,146.63
54,117.98
58.0
113
81
-28.0
447
356
—20.0
264
215
-18.0
179,875.70
170,141.24
—5.0
5
10
100.0
41
49
19.0
28
34
21.0
22,637.00
18,044.50
—20.0
 J 20
UNORGANIZED
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
R.C.M.P. Detachment
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
5
2
1
Per Cent
— 80.0
-100.0
—50.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
10.0
100.0
75.0
-100.0
—42.0
100.0
1,200.0
100.0
—100.0
100.0
75.6
100.0
100.0
—100.0
100.0
61.0
33.0
300.0
100.0
16.0
-50.0
125.0
200.0
100.0
4
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1
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—75.0
—100.0
—50.0
100.0
100.0
-33.0
100.0
-10.0
100.0
250.0
—100.0
-20.0
100.0
1,000.0
100.0
-100.0
-25.0
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100.0
—100.0
100.0
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100.0
100.0
—33.0
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6
34
31
54
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35
38
9
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10
14
38
39
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13
127
96
148
3
16
120
1
54
31
46
36
44
25
102
51
46
126
2
33
1
63
47
13
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10.0
—55.0
50.0
2.0
2
1
3
2
2
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3
2
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100.0
1
37
11
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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
32.0
—9.0
250.0
3
3
3
21
2
7
4
3
19
2
3
5
2
3
17
2
7
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50.0
19
31.0
18.0
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6
7
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—9.0
—62.0
1
13
3
2
1
11
3
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1
1
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—80.0
2
1
2
1
50.0
1
82.0
253.0
4
1
7
1
4
1
3
1
—57.0
—12.0
—30.0
6
1
2
5
1
2
25.0
1
1
3
1
1
3
21.0
70.0
41.0
3
—33.0
4
73.0
—50 0
18
3
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4
4
7
3
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4
4
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4.0
—31.0
—100.0
3
7
4
9
5
6
4
2
5
4
9
66
70
103
122
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6
8
4
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63.0
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18
7
24
7
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22
98
62
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32
42
46
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270
283
4.0
207
224
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4,994
5,826
16.0
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Province for the Calendar Years 1965 and 1966—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
1965
1966
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
Per Cent
29
33
13.0
118
147
24.0
90
109
21.0
$65,475.00
$84,445.80
28.0
12
8
—33.0
45
33
—26.0
35
26
—25.0
17,825.00
16,785.00
-5.0
4
9
125.0
16
24
50.0
12
18
50.0
4,085.00
7,860.00
92.0
25
25
	
81
103
27.0
61
69
13.0
42,740.93
53,007.23
24.0
16
21
31.0
96
106
10.0
68
72
5.0
43,897.60
53,257.43
21.0
4
100.0
2
19
850.0
1
14
1,300.0
425.00
10,680.00
2,412.0
21
33
57.0
95
135
42.0
65
92
41.0
46,434.00
66,037.49
42.0
5
5
	
32
35
9.0
19
22
15.0
12,118.70
11,025.00
—9.0
4
12
200.0
42
59
40.0
29
42
44.0
15,195.00
23,705.00
56.0
33
21
-36.0
194
168
-13.0
133
121
-9.0
81,129.09
105,729.43
30.0
19
26
36.0
107
122
14.0
73
90
23.0
29,845.78
53,144.00
78.0
176
252
43.0
1,216
1,513
24.0
748
943
26.0
605,227.00
752,669.53
24.0
7
9
28.0
59
47
—20.0
35
37
6.0
29,705.00
24,564.00
—17.0
34
64
88.0
198
261
31.0
146
194
32.0
117,668.68
265,791.86
125.0
44
65
47.0
194
267
37.0
134
183
36.0
81,253.30
175,726.08
116.0
95
87
—8.0
447
431
—3.0
295
278
—5.0
308,827.91
262,565.95
—14.0
7
2
-71.0
30
24
—20.0
21
15
-28.0
6,855.00
8,298.14
21.0
8
10
25.0
35
42
20.0
26
30
15.0
17,253.00
17,190.00
—0.36
56
64
14.0
281
354
25.0
193
242
25.0
192,921.51
401,807.97
108.0
3
1
—66.0
15
30
100.0
10
19
90.0
6,550.00
10,338.35
57.0
17
31
82.0
92
93
1.0
69
72
4.0
47,012.60
56,294.86
19.0
10
18
80.0
83
125
50.0
53
81
52.0
37,998.26
50,772.11
33.0
11
26
136.0
83
107
28.0
56
77
37.0
36,545.83
49,648.92
35.0
35
23
-34.0
126
100
—20.0
89
70
—21.0
88,402.88
47,435.61
—46.0
26
24
-7.0
98
73
—25.0
70
53
—24.0
67,639.00
94,677.00
39.0
23
18
—21.0
110
93
-15.0
66
57
— 13.0
32,903.65
31,239.00
-5.0
45
48
6.0
179
224
25.0
125
160
28.0
119,214.41
135,936.58
14.0
23
27
17.0
109
115
5.0
78
84
7.0
37,730.85
45,033.59
19.0
18
23
27.0
67
70
4.0
53
47
-11.0
58,583.00
80,816.00
37.0
48
77
60.0
220
337
53.0
151
229
51.0
90,195.00
159,513.03
76.0
3
2
-33.0
7
4
—42.0
7
4
—42.0
11,100.00
900.00
—91.0
15
15
	
51
71
39.0
38
49
28.0
25,239.66
47,976.00
90.0
2
1
—50.0
5
2
—60.0
5
2
-60.0
1,880.00
1,555.00
—18.0
31
38
22.0
190
195
2.0
135
143
5.0
121,932.42
144,813.16
18.0
23
19
—17.0
143
137
—4.0
89
87
-2.0
48,115.91
71,066.69
47.0
9
7
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62
62
	
44
44
	
22,158.06
27,408.07
23.0
1
49
-100.0
16.0
1
282
— 100.0
26.0
1
151
—100.0
23.0
42
357
187
75,737.86
95,622.30
26.0
32
41
28.0
165
173
4.0
120
119
—0.83
95,866.32
96,168.39
0.31
37
51
37.0
240
273
13.0
161
182
13.0
103,210.24
131,429.69
27.0
76
68
—10.0
SS.0
416
379
—8.0
6.0
281
257
—8.0
21.0
215,062.70
205,333.92
—4.0
9
14
86
92
55
67
37,257.73
49,748.57
33.0
3
3
	
37
26
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25
18
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18,837.00
12,243.42
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2
100.0
4
8
100.0
2
6
200.0
840.00
2,212.00
163.0
19
16
-15.0
71
116
63.0
55
83
50.0
47,380.60
63,884.21
34.0
22
60
172.0
231
377
63.0
106
165
55.0
63,549.05
102,572.66
61.0
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30
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212
247
16.0
100
116
16.0
50,467.90
61,820.46
22.0
2,910
3,370
15.0
15,349
16,922
10.0
10,258
11,341
10.0
$7,965,554.84
$9,167,314.01
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Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—Continued
HOUR OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
12 to   1 a.m._
1 to  2 a.m. .
2 to   3 a.m.„
3 to  4 a.m.
4 to   5 a.m.-
6 a.m...
7 a.m...
8 a.m...
9 a.m..
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6 to
7 to
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9 to 10 a.m.-
10 to 11 a.m.-
11 to 12   m...
12 to  1p.m.
1 to  2 p.m.-
2 to   3 p.m.-
3 to   4 p.m.-
4 to   5 p.m.__
5 to   6 p.m...
6 to   7 p.m.-
7 to   8 p.m...
8 to  9 p.m...
9 to 10 p.m. _
10 to 11 p.m...
11 to 12 p.m..
Not stated	
1,733
1,416
942
663
379
348
414
1,417
1,879
1,185
1,502
1,691
1,839
2,119
2,329
3,028
3,878
3,959
2,286
2,585
2,340
2,008
1,947
2,299
1
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22
13
14
6
5
5
6
12
11
15
13
7
12
18
19
22
32
24
26
28
31
30
49
518
415
276
207
112
101
109
339
491
295
387
421
510
553
635
902
1,146
1,243
687
805
682
613
570
672
1
1,190
979
653
442
261
242
300
1,072
1,376
879
1,100
1,257
1,322
1,554
1,676
2,107
2,710
2,684
1,575
1,754
1,630
1,364
1,347
1,578
Totals..
44,187
445
12,690        |      31,052
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	
6,004
5,237
5,190
5,131
5,500
7,805
9,320
73
43
39
38
61
73
118
1,892
1,446
1,466
1,417
1,527
2,162
2,780
4,039
3,748
3,685
3,676
3,912
5,570
6,422
Totals .
44,187
445     12,690
31,052
TYPE OF VEHICLES INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles Involved
Total
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
479
18,579
48,010
115
1,996
6,080
1       I
113
252
2
176
461
5
153
421
22
622
116
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5
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6
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2. Truck	
3. Bus  _
4. Taxi	
5. " Drive Yourself ".
6. Motor-cycle	
7. School bus	
8. Ambulance 	
9. Not stated	
Totals	
67,068
8,191
366
639
579
760
48
16
18
77,685
624
21,657 55,404
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..
62
17
3
1
6
6
19
17
3
2
1
2
6
13
43
13
1
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5
4
13
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—Continued
6.                  MANNER OF COLLISION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
19,007
6,265
10,626
1,465
1,997
4,827
153
159
16
2
8
107
5,203
2,127
3,278
64
225
1,793       '
13,651
2. Head-on collision or head-on side-swipe	
3,979
7,332
1,399
1,764
2,927
44,187
445
12,690
31,052
7.   DRIVERS INVOLVED, DESCRIPTION OF
Number of Drivers
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Male-      	
60,373
11,370
5,942
540
66
18
17,401
3,654
602
42,432
7,650
3, N"t stated
5,322
77,685
624
21,657
55,404
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. Not stated	
13,028
10,738
9,517
14,226
11,609
8,072
1,872
1,321
1,383
5,919
109
118
61
116
88
74
13
14
13
18
4,181
3,150
2,772
4,004
3,350
2,306
539
359
400
596
8,738
7,470
6,684
10,106
8,171
5,692
1,320
948
970
5,305
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	
1,698
1,194
1,068
15,161
52,634
5,930
19
5
1
123
458
18
573
381
339
4,652
15,114
598
1,106
808
728
10,386
37,062
5,314
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	
73,608
830
209
358
1,326
724
630
496
20
4
62
39
3
20,583
315
94
103
407
52
103
52,529
495
111
255
857
633
524
Licence of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Licensed in B.C..
2. Unlicensed	
3. Non-resident	
4. Not stated	
67,233
988
3,545
5,919
533
23
50
18
19,648
334
1,079
596
47,052
631
2,416
5,305
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966
I 25
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—Continued
ACTION OF DRIVER CONTRIBUTING
TO ACCIDENT
Number of Drivers
Total
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
245       1
10,049
22,859
104
1,817
4,601
23
2,537       i
7,915
4
418
948
4
1,948
3,985
75
582
1,631
1
55
198
9
419
819
4
92       '
264
26
105
197
88
2,331
3,555
2
277
1,791
42
412
2
31
53
1
14
102
11
142
1,449
3
24
46
1
44
275
14
538
4,254
	
7       i
6
6
150
12
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	
33,153
6,522
10,475
1,370
5,937
2,288
254
1,247
360
328
5,974
2,070
454
86
116
1,602
73
320
4,806
13
168
77,685
624
21,657
55,404
TRAFFIC CONTROL
Number of Accidents
Total
_
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
375
8,841
21,969
49
103
15
1,866
4,059
18
1,303
3,658
36
583
1,193
1. No control present	
2. Police officer  	
3. Automatic traffic signal	
4. Stop signs  	
5. Warning signs, slow signs, etc.
TotalS-  	
31,185
152
5,940
4,979
1,812
44,187
445       i|      12,690
31,052
10.
PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED, ACTIONS OF
Number of Pedestrians
Total
n
Personal
Injury
15
117
19
209
16
176
9
244
1
83
10
119
21
88
4
71
2
35
4
36
1
6
13
1
26
2
16
13
212
	
2
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	
132
228
192
253
84
129
109
75
37
40
7
13
27
18
225
2
1,571
118
1,453
Condition of Pedestrian
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Personal
Injury
83
1,155
1
15
4
24
6
44
9
24
15
191
1. Apparently normal...
2. Extreme fatigue	
3. Had physical defect-
4. Confused by traffic.—
5. Ability impaired	
6. Not known	
Totals-
1,238
16
28
50
33
206
1,571
118
|        1,453
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—Continued
11.
CLASSIFICATION OF VICTIMS
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Passengers...
2. Drivers	
3. Pedestrians..
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bicyclists..
Motor-cycle drivers-
Others (persons in horse-drawn vehicles, etc.)_
Motor-cycle passengers	
Totals 	
9,177
8,150
1,5711
3742
5763
18
1043
19,970
173
200
118
9
18
1
1
520
9,004
7,950
1,453
365
558
17
103
19,450
r Forty-eight persons other than pedestrians injured in pedestrian accidents.
2 Five persons other than bicyclists injured in bicycle accidents.
3 One hundred and forty-one motor-cyclists injured in other than motor-cycle accidents.
12.
NATURE OF INJURIES
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
2,417
	
2,417
352
183
169
139
43
96
2,045
30
2,015
11,865
11,865
728
220
508
1,077
5
1,072
1,140
11
1,129
170
1
169
19
19
14
4
10
4
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..
Totals--
520
19,450
13.
LIGHT CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
7,133
17,872
3,491
8,327
1,062
2,610
725
1,722
252
472
27
49
1. Daylight-
2. Darkness— 	
3. Artificial light—good...
4. Dusk or semi-darkness..
5. Artificial light—poor	
6. Not stated	
25,176
12,016
3,714
2,468
737
76
171
198
42
21
13
Totals _
44,187
445
12,690        |      31,052
14.
PROPERTY DAMAGE.—Amount  of property   damage  for  period   covered  by  this   report,   $26,196,227;
amount for same period last year, $22,625,696.45.
15.
CONDITION OF VEHICLES
INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
Apparently good	
No chains (slippery road)..
Brakes defective 	
Steering mechanism defective..
Head-lights dim-
Puncture or blow-out	
Head-lights out (both)	
Tail-light out or obscured..
Glaring head-lights-
Head-light out (one light).
Other defects	
Not stated	
Totals..
73,651
1,318
1,016
341
119
501
73
99
8
55
450
54
77,685
594
2
13
1
624
20,558
269
310
120
34
167
20
31
4
15
113
16
21,657
52,499
1,049
697
218
85
332
53
68
4
38
324
37
55,404
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966
J 27
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—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..
44,122
9,407
4,213
4,474
1,474
3,871
834
145
421
5,729
206
984
1,316
489
449
64
36
4
5
32
1
12
3
3
11
4
12,572
2,430
920
1,489
109
1,008
78
37
144
2,081
35
286
386
82
31,101
6,913
3,257
2,981
1,360
2,831
755
108
265
3,645
168
687
926
407
77,685
624
21,657
55,404
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..
22,440
15,232
3,260
1,077
1,917
173
281
119
15
8
19
2
1
6,944
4,347
643
317
367
34
38
15,215
10,766
2,602
752
1,531
139
49
44,187
445
12,690
31,052
18.                        ROAD CONDITION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Normal
42,306
428
436
399
117
414
87
430
2
3
5
1
12,197
131
94
107
26
104
31
29,679
291
3. Obstruction in road  ._  —  ..       	
4. Road under repair   —
339
287
91
6. Other  -
309
56
Totals    .  ...            —             .  —	
44,187
445
12,690
31,052
19.                           TYPE OF ROAD
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
40,074
2,872
626
290
23
248
54
408
26
5
4
2
11,712
648
201
47
4
58
20
27,954
2,198
3. Concrete  —  	
4. Earth- ~~	
5. Brick or cobble   ~	
6. Other  	
7. Not stated
420
239
19
188
34
Totals, compiled from monthly summary	
44,187
445
12,690
31,052
 J 28                                                     BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province
for the Year 1966—Continued
20.                   WEATHER CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Clear
23.504
11,359
6,208
687
2,020
107
302
257
71
94
7
9
7
7,000
3,259
1,738
189
386
26
92
16,247
2. Rain 	
8,029
3. Cloudy 	
4,376
491
1,625
81
7. Not stated
203
44,187
445
12,690
31,052
Motor-vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued for year 1965—764,353; motor-
vehicle and motor-cycle licences issued for year 1966—817,348.
CONVICTIONS
When a driver's licence is issued in the Province of British Columbia, a record
is kept on computer tape under the licence number that was issued to the driver.
A cross-reference is kept in our alphabetical file in the name of the driver concerned.
The record on computer tape includes all pertinent information regarding the issuance of a driver's licence and any further action which is relevant to a driving history.
Forming an important part of this driving record is the record of convictions of driving infractions under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Motor-vehicle Act, and the
Motor-vehicle Act Regulations. It is common knowledge that motor-vehicle accidents are generally caused by improper driving practices, and, therefore, we base our
Driver Improvement Programme action on the information in these driving records.
I appreciate the high level of co-operation which 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.
The following table summarizes the conviction reports under various Statutes
dealing with highway traffic from 1963 to 1966, inclusive:—
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966        J 29
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1963—66
Offences
1963
1964
1965
14
12
38
33
786
876
388
450
112
131
4,373
4,635
920
918
7
6
1966
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.,
29, 33, 34_
Operating with
36-39	
' D " plates without salesman's licence or permit, sees,
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. 134,
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 intersections, sec. 147	
Infractions of " passing," sees. 148-151,153,154 .
Infractions of turning, starting, and directional signals, sees. 155-159,
160-162... 	
Failure to yield right of way, sees. 163-167	
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	
58
633
278
87
3,837
968
27
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
1,697
~~ 200
6,410
1,443
871
5
536
27
1,011
479
178
5,119
999
5,892 1    6,638 I    7,061  I    7,818
2,443
2,962
24
78
	
4
133
124
16
24
3,777
4,439
3,629
4,914
934
1,142
167
175
384
463
59
48
51
50
105
342
1
291
443
98
93
141
256
50
63
8
10
15
8
357
393
7
	
6
6
49
14
16,298
19,973
	
15
127
137
4,138
5,536
36,069
44,678
2,648
2,549
120
106
307
458
4,387
2,754
12
7
1,866
2,472
3,162
4,386
3,019
3,448
2,018
2,526
270
141
6,947
7,301
1,799
2,264
893
1,144
	
4
580
889
2,805
101
2
165
34
4,666
6,688
1,033
244
361
31
34
300
551
79
252
68
18
338
21
16,705
96
6,344
53,568
3,043
111
408
4,447
7
3,188
3,934
3,952
887
289
6,605
2,016
1,422
3
935
 J 30
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Convictions under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code of Canada, 1963-66—
Continued
Offences
1963
1964
1965
1966
Under Motor-vehicle Act—Continued
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 not properly equipped, sec. 205-
Motor-vehicle not equipped with safety belts, sec. 206	
Riding motor-cycle without wearing safety helmet, sec. 207-
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. 19.01-19.03	
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 .	
14
41
37
36
25
141
297
71
23
40
250
246
126
54
30
76
34
221
260
2
316
69
50
87
52
262
2
241
5
211
7
251
89,471  [ 98,044 |117,643 |127,322
14
130
898
749
110
13
917
128
1,746
179
328
155
183
4
218
590
102
278
267
16
20
172
321
1,080
1,518
803
1,127
129
151
19
48
947
1,266
159
193
2,154
3,128
93
177
393
543
163
205
204
295
8
9
64
68
650
779
141
202
326
481
39
66
292
296
4
15
367
1,345
1,069
145
42
1,358
187
3,379
275
484
119
308
13
3
97
577
371
413
78
291
13
7,010 |    7,856 | 10,908 [ 10,934
5,892
89,471
7,010
1,090
2,061
105,524
3,047
108,571
6,638
98,044
7,856
972
2,622
116,132
2,984
119,116
7,061
117,643
10,908
1,609
3,543
140,764
3,284
144,048   155,049
7,818
127,322
10,934
1,709
3,812
151,595
3,454
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 31
3. DRIVING SAFETY
(a) Safety Responsibility
Present legislation requires proof of financial responsibility 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 remains unsatisfied or upon conviction for an
infraction of the Criminal Code of Canada or because of an unsatisfactory driving
record.
In all cases where proof of financial responsibility was required to be submitted
by private individuals, a certificate of an authorized automobile insurance company
was obtained. The Safety Responsibility Division received 14,415 certificates from
the insurance companies and 4,120 interim certificates from the British Columbia
Assigned Risk Plan. A total of 13,703 certificates was accepted as proof of the
policyholder's financial responsibility.
Filings decreased 15.60 per cent over 1965 due to changes in legislation. A
table with full information concerning the filing and cancellation of certificates is
shown hereunder:—
Comparisons of Financial Responsibility Certificates Received,
Filed, and Cancelled in 1965 and 1966
1965
1966
Increase
Decrease
Per Cent
17,046
16,236
810
13,526
1,743
1,056
16,236
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Owners' policy certificates and sales agency certificates
filed	
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$5,066
1.91
15.60
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, 134 financial
responsibility cards were issued by this Division.
During 1966, 3,721 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 licences 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 29.65 per cent,
when 2,870 owners were affected. A total of 3,226 licences were reinstated upon
compliance with the requirements as shown below:—
Revocation of Suspensions
Proof of satisfaction of claims	
Expiration of one year from date of accident.
Security deposit
Produced a valid policy	
Miscellaneous (legally parked, damage under $250)
1,616
1,110
164
159
177
Total
3,226
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Suspension of Drivers' Licences by Court Orders and Recommendations, 1966
Months
Years
Other
Total
Under
1
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9
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1,886
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181
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268
118
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326
40
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156
312
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Suspension by Superintendent under Financial Responsibility Requirements
Offence
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Licences
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376
2,927
85
67
310
216
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11
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20
61
92
167
706
655
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111
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19
30
157
280
173
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30
52
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67
186
132
51
71
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Suspension by Superintendent under Financial Responsibility
Requirements—Continued
Offence
Suspension by Superintendent	
Death by criminal negligence	
Bodily harm by criminal negligence	
Further or additional proof of financial responsibility
Adjudged juvenile delinquent	
Totals	
Driver Licences
Suspended             Reinstated
347
300
9
11
3,596
124
10,623
4,946
19,073
Release due to strike-off, 7,762.
Release due to section 92, Motor-vehicle Act, 12,963.
(&)   EXAMINATION OF DRIVERS
The total number of persons given drivers' examinations in 1966 was 100,290.
This compares with the 1965 total of 105,979. Examinations given to applicants
for original drivers' licences totalled 75,055, compared to 72,212 in 1965.
Total examinations in 1966 are again down from the total of the previous year.
The reason for this is our emphasis on the re-examination of drivers of 70 years of
age and over, together with the increased emphasis on our Driver Improvement Programme, which requires our examiners to not only re-examine these poor-record
drivers, but also to conduct interviews with these drivers in order to make them
aware of their responsibilities as a driver.
The Branch continues to conduct examinations on a daily basis in the major
cities of the Province. The smaller communities are provided service by travelling
units on a weekly or monthly basis, depending entirely upon the demand for examinations.
The Driver Examination Programme is closely co-ordinated with the Driver
Improvement Programme. As a result, our re-examinations programme is geared
to re-examine, firstly, those drivers who have been involved in traffic convictions or
accidents evidencing an unsatisfactory driving record. The Branch is continuing its
programme of re-examining drivers 70 years of age and over on a two-year basis,
and 7,347 drivers in this age-group were re-examined in 1966. The drivers 70 years
of age and over were required to submit evidence of medical fitness in conjunction
with their re-examination.
The following tables provide a summary of examinations to applicants for
original drivers' licences. These tables indicate that only 0.40 per cent of the applicants qualified for an unrestricted licence as compared to 59.79 per cent in 1965.
The reason for this very low percentage in 1966 is that we now restrict applicants
to driving motor-vehicles other than motor-cycles unless they also qualify in a road
test on a motor-cycle. Failure in one or more of the tests included in the examinations caused this Branch to suspend the right to obtain a licence of 190 male and 97
female applicants.
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Examination of Chauffeurs
In 1966 this department conducted 1,939 Class A chauffeur examinations.
Of these, 1,629 or 84 per cent were satisfactory, while 310 or 16 per cent resulted
in failure in one or more portions of the examination.
There were 3,118 Class B examinations conducted, of which 1,960 or 63 per
cent were satisfactory and 1,158 or 37 per cent resulted in failure.
There were 66 Class A and 98 Class B chauffeurs suspended for one or more
reasons.
Passed  	
Failed  	
Failed—
Hearing
Vision   _
CLASS A CHAUFFEUR
Colour blind .
Road test 	
Physical condition	
Written examination .
To complete	
To attend	
Total
..(84.00 per cent) 1,629
.(16.00 per cent)     310
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Passed	
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_(63.0O per cent) 1,960
_(37.00 per cent) 1,158
Colour blind .
Road test	
Physical condition	
Written examination .
To complete	
To attend	
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3,118
(c) Driver Improvement Programme
Since the Driver Improvement Programme began in 1953, many progressive
changes have taken place. The records of the problem driver have been placed on
computer tape, and the adjudications for suspension purposes are now being conducted from a printed copy of the record. This has eliminated handling bulky files,
which in the past had caused administrative problems. The warning letters are now
being sent directly from information compiled within the Data Processing Centre.
The most important part of the programme is to try to reduce the accident rate
which is occurring on our highways, and not to suspend the driver if it is possible
to gain his co-operation to improve his driving habits. Our Examiners of Drivers
stationed in the various centres of the Province are now trained to conduct driver
improvement interviews; thus we are able to interview the drivers with unsatisfactory
driving records in the areas where they reside.
An accelerated programme of public contact through schools and various
organizations was also conducted by the Driver Improvement reviewing staff, who
were also assisted in the outside areas of the Province by members of the Driver
Examination staff.
Searches of driving records and the preparation of abstracts of driving records
under section 116 (ft) of the Motor-vehicle Act have greatly increased within the
past three years, which indicates that many firms employing personnel responsible
for the operation of motor-vehicles are now becoming more interested in the driving
records of their staff. This increase also reflects the attitude of the insurance industry,
which requires knowledge of up-dated driving records before issuing motor-vehicle
liability insurance policies to an ever-increasing number of applicants.
Statistics of driving-record searches for the past three years are as follows:—
1964  46,469 1965  72,844 1966  89,739
The 1966 statistics of the Driver Improvement Programme are as follows:—
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 41
Warning Letters, Etc., January to December, 1966
Warning letters	
Notices of intent to suspend
Interviews and hearings
Results of notices to suspend, interviews, and submissions—
Licences suspended
Licences placed on probation .
11,630
4,235
1,824
2,823
1,453
Age
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16-20
Years
21-24
Years
25-30
Years
31-40
Years
41-50
Years
51-60
Years
61-64
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71
58
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136
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329
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Notices of intent to suspend-
Class A chauffeurs	
4,235
1
Class B chauffeurs..
9
Female   	
63
389
Previously suspended	
Interviews and hearings	
Class A chauffeurs.. 	
328
1,823
1
Class B chauffeurs	
8
Female	
18
Result of notices to suspend,
interviews, and submissions—
Licences suspended	
2,823
1
Class B chauffeurs...
8
Female	
14
Previously suspended .    ..
702
628
Previously on probation	
Driver's  licence placed  on
probation   	
304
1,453
1
Class B chauffeurs-	
13
21
Impaired, 4,686.
Records adjudicated, 143,294.
(d) Motor-vehicle Inspection
The programme of Motor-vehicle Inspection, through the use of a Mobile Inspection Unit, was continued during 1966. This marks the second full year of
operation of this programme which started in 1964.
The Mobile Inspection Unit consists of a panel truck and trailer which is outfitted with equipment to check front-end assemblies, wheel alignment, and brake and
head-lamp adjustments. In addition, checks are made by the inspection unit staff
of other vehicle lamps, mufflers and exhaust systems, the condition of window glass,
windshield-wipers, tires, and other items that poor condition could prove dangerous.
The mobile unit visited 34 communities in the Province during 1966. A total
of 15,342 vehicles was inspected. Of that number, 69 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 on reinspection. In addition,
it was reported that many had their vehicles' defects corrected after the inspection
unit had left the community.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Causes of rejection at 34 different locations throughout the Province are one
or more of the following:—
Model Year
1950
and Prior
1951-55
1956-61
1962-66
Total
Presented for inspection during this period-
Passed on original inspection-
Percentage rejected on original inspection-
Passed on reinspection	
1.
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15.
16.
17.
Causes of Rejection
Number-plates and rear-plate light-
Horn	
Visibility and glass condition-
Rear-view mirror	
Tail-light	
Stop-light-
Head-light-
Turn signals-
Other lights-
Reflector	
Steering mechanism..
Wheel alignment-
Muffler and exhaust system-
Tires	
Service brakes-
Parking brakes..
Miscellaneous-
211
27
87
65
37
4
25
13
38
99
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44
61
55
22
77
38
37
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181
80
267
140
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486
72
6
191
244
208
101
250
131
108
4,236
930
78
1,278
718
59
243
3
95
252
2,275
208
26
500
798
706
289
702
375
324
9,925
3,547
64
2,920
975
68
275
1
112
239
5,095
175
38
224
939
869
318
519
278
410
15,342
4,685
69
4,530
1,870
159
635
4
260
620
7,955
478
77
959
2,042
1,838
730
1,548
822
879
The vehicle inspection programme is operated on a voluntary basis. Its success
depends on 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 1966, 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 the inspection unit to a community, groups of citizens who
are interested in traffic safety are approached to sponsor the visit. Sponsorship
involves the development of a publicity campaign, usually as public service announcements in the local newspaper and by radio and television stations, arranging
for a suitable testing-site, and recruiting and organizing voluntary help to assist the
two qualified mechanics who are assigned to the programme by the Branch. We
have also been assisted by the municipal governments of the communities to a great
extent.
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 a safe mechanical
condition. The percentage of vehicles rejected is still high, particularly when it is
considered that these vehicles 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 is still high. We are usually requested to
provide the inspection service more frequently. The need for additional facilities,
equipment, and personnel to bring the programme to a stage where it can offer
routine inspection to a larger percentage of motorists is evident.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES, 1966        J 43
4. CENTRAL REGISTRY
The Central Registry came into being in 1961 to record encumbrances on all
personal chattels. It was an expansion of the former Encumbrance Registry, which
encumbered motor-vehicles only. The position of the Superintendent of Motor-
vehicles was broadened to include the position and title of Registrar-General. A
central filing and searching registry obviated the need for an inquirer to look to many
different government registries for similar information.
As the volume of work increases and the work area remains constant, a partial
solution to the problem has been in the storage of documents on microfilm. Six to
eight hundred documents can now be filmed and stored on a single 100-foot spool
of microfilm. Total documents accepted exceeded 200,000 in 1966, but only 250
spools of film were required for storage. A duplicate of each original spool is
retained in the Provincial Government security vault as a precaution against the
loss of these valuable records.
Centralization of the recording of the liens on chattels in the Central Registry
has increased the search work load. But this larger volume is efficiently handled
by various means of communication, such as telephone, telegram, telex, TWX,
written correspondence, and personal contact over the counter. Filmed documents
are viewed through up-to-date microfilm readers, and photostatic copies may be
produced upon request. Written confirmation is supplied to the searcher after
each search has been conducted.
Again the year 1966 saw increases in most phases of the operation of the registry.   The statistical comparison with the preceding year will exemplify this statement.
Statistical Comparisons with Year Ended December 31, 1966,
to Year 1965
January 1 to December 31, 1965
Documents filed under Conditional Sales Act  77,550
Documents filed under Bills of Sale Act  105,300
Documents filed under Mechanics' Lien Act  9,631
Documents filed under Assignment of Book Accounts Act  441
Documents filed under Companies Act  182
Documents discharged under Conditional Sales Act  1,149
Documents discharged under Bills of Sale Act  1,958
Documents discharged under Mechanics' Lien Act  609
Documents discharged under Assignment of Book Accounts Act 26
Documents discharged under Companies Act  60
Total documents accepted  196,906
Total value of documents accepted  $568,903.00
Total value of searches     112,777.00
Total value of certifications and photographic copies         1,326.50
Total revenue  $683,006.50
 j 44 british columbia
Statistical Comparisons with Year Ended December 31, 1966,
to Year 1965—Continued
January 1 to December 31, 1966
Documents filed under Conditional Sales Act  82,228
Documents filed under Bills of Sale Act  107,159
Documents filed under Mechanics' Lien Act  12,713
Documents filed under Assignment of Book Accounts Act  311
Documents filed under Companies Act  200
Documents discharged under Conditional Sales Act  1,348
Documents discharged under Bills of Sale Act  1,911
Documents discharged under Mechanics' Lien Act  940
Documents discharged under Assignment of Book Accounts Act 25
Documents discharged under Companies Act  44
Total documents accepted  206,879
Total value of documents accepted  $591,659.00
Total value of searches     114,374.85
Total value of certifications and photographic copies         1,506.20
Total revenue  $707,540.05
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 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 1966 the number of permits issued for vehicles to be used as school buses
totalled 873, compared to the 1965 figure of 819. Of those permits issued, 41 were
cancelled as the result of the lapse of insurance coverage or because of the poor
mechanical condition.
School buses were involved in 46 accidents in 1966, in which 36 were property-
damage accidents. Four accidents involved the injury of seven persons other than
students. Six other accidents resulted in the death of one student and the injury
of nine students.
6. PERMITS FOR FLASHING RED AND AMBER LIGHTS,
SIRENS, AND THEFT ALARMS
The Superintendent may, under the provisions of the Motor-vehicle Act Regulations, issue permits to allow a vehicle to be equipped with a flashing red or amber
light. The regulations specify that certain emergency vehicles and tow-cars may be
equipped without obtaining a permit. The permits are required for vehicles such
as pilot cars escorting oversize vehicles or public utility vehicles which must stop on
a highway to repair power or telephone lines. In each case the permit is issued
where a hazard exists and only with the approval of the local enforcement agency.
 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTOR-VEHICLES,  1966        J 45
In 1966, 179 permits for flashing amber lights and 21 permits for flashing red
lights were issued. In addition, 11 permits were issued to allow the installation of
sirens on vehicles. These vehicles were usually ambulances or the personal vehicle
of the chief of a volunteer fire department in a small community.
No permits were issued for the installation of theft alarms in vehicles.
7. STAFF
The staff of the Motor-vehicle Branch at December 31, 1966, totalled 345
persons, compared to 353 at the same time in 1965. Permanent staff employees
totalled 274, which is six below the authorized complement of 280; however, replacement requisitions for these positions were in the hands of the Civil Service
Commission. Temporary employees at the end of 1966 totalled 71, which is
a reduction of 16 over the same date in 1965. This reduction is due in main to
completion of the first phase of our electronic data-processing method of recordkeeping.
We were once again very ably assisted during our licence-renewal peak period
through the co-operation of the Chairman of the Liquor Control Board, who provided up to 55 clerks for periods ranging from a few days to two months. This
assistance enabled us to provide adequate service during this rush period with the
necessity of hiring only a minimum of temporary assistance.
The work requirements of the Branch continue to increase. The conversion
to electronic data-processing has helped us to cope with the increased work load,
but a great deal of the credit for the handling of this increased work load without
additional help must be given to the staff of the Branch, who have done a tremendous
job in this regard.
Sincere appreciation is expressed to all staff members for their high level of
loyalty to their work.
CONCLUSION
The startling fact that traffic accidents resulted in 520 deaths in British Columbia in 1966 has produced a quickening interest within safety-conscious groups for
an accelerated programme to deal with persons who have poor driving records. The
Motor-vehicle Branch will direct a major share of its energies in this direction. Previous Reports have mentioned that this kind of programme is time-consuming, but
past experiences have shown us that this is the only type of approach which is
effective with many drivers. The general need is for a change in personal attitudes
toward driving. It is apparent we will have to pursue this course subsequent to the
issuance of a driver's licence until some effective way is found for the development
of proper attitudes toward driving and traffic safety prior to licensing. It is our
feeling that this is possible to a great extent within the present high-school programme. Time is provided for attitude development, and while many high schools
give appropriate emphasis to this, it is no secret that many others give little attention
to this aspect. The Department of Education reiterated the intention that the
course will be given, and it is hoped an improvement will be evident in 1967.
Obviously we are going to continue to have problems with incorrigible drivers
who never seem to change, regardless of what action is taken. In many instances
the Courts have levied heavy fines and gaol sentences against drivers in this group.
Licence suspension is a most effective method of treatment, but, regretfully, even
this course of action fails to have the desired effect in many instances. A social
problem of our motorized age has been created wherein a driver's licence is of
paramount importance in the employment field.   At some level, however, the public
 J 46 BRITISH COLUMBIA
good and welfare deserves priority over the individual's desire to continue driving
subsequent to the development of a poor driving record. This area of the Drivers'
Licence Control Programme will continue to receive much attention.
I am pleased to say that the Motor-vehicle Branch continues to receive
excellent co-operation from other members of your Department, and, collectively,
I feel we have been able to make advances for the good of the Province. A result
of our membership in your Department is the high level of liaison we enjoy with
the Courts and enforcement agencies. Our work places us in close contact with the
Government Agency programme of the Department of Finance, and we appreciate
the co-operation which we receive from them.
Our work would be difficult were it not for the pleasant association we have
with the safety councils and community, business, and industrial organizations within
the Province. To each who has in any manner assisted, we express our thanks and
appreciation.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R. 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.
1968
430-1267-9890
  

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