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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Hon. R. M. Strachan, Minister
C. M. Dalfen, Deputy Minister
F. A. MacLean,
Associate Deputy Minister
(Transport)
F. G. Nixon,
Associate Deputy Minister
(Communications)
REPORT
of the
BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT of
TRANSPORT and
COMMUNICATIONS
JANUARY 1, 1973, TO MARCH 31,  1974
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1975
  Victoria, B.C., March 7, 1975
To the Honourable Walter S. Owen, Q.C., LL.D.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia
May it please Your Honour:
I hereby submit the first Report of the Department of Transport and Communications for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1974.
ROBERT M. STRACHAN
Minister of Transport and Communications
    CONTENTS
Introduction.
Page
.   11
Transport Operations
Air Services Branch     17
Engineering and Inspection Branch  19
Motor Carrier Branch..,    22
Motor-vehicle Branch    24
Weigh Scale Branch   60
Ferries
B.C. Ferries   63
Coastal Ferries   67
Communications
Inter-Provincial/Federal-Provincial Discussions on Communications   69
Telecommunications Services Branch  69
System Development and Regulation Branch   70
Computer and Consulting Services    72
Administration, Personnel, and Accounting
Report of the Comptroller of Expenditure-
Personnel Services	
75
76
  To the Honourable Robert M. Strachan,
Minister of Transport and Communications,
Victoria, British Columbia.
Sir: I have the honour to submit for your consideration the first Annual Report
of the Department of Transport and Communications.
Inasmuch as 1973 was a transitional year for the Department, and, in order
to bridge the gap between calendar year and fiscal year reporting, this Report
presents a record of activities from January 1, 1973, to March 31, 1974. It is
intended that all future Annual Reports will be on a fiscal year basis.
The creation of the Department of Transport and Communications has enabled
the Government to respond more rationally and efficiently to the major transportation and communications challenges facing British Columbia. Access to the North,
to cite an example, is an area where transportation and communications aspects
are clearly inter-related. Transportion can be seen as the development of pathways
for the carriage of people and things; communications as the development of pathways for the carriage of information and ideas.
Laying aside the conceptual inter-relationship between transportation and communications, Departmental integration was necessitated by the growing requirement
for policy and planning co-ordination in both the transport and communications
sectors. Transportation is more than ferries or roads or airports, while communications is more than radio or television or telephones. Each is a series of inter-related
networks of systems, services, and facilities.
Though of major importance, policy development and planning reflect only
two of the Department of Transport and Communications' many faces. The entire
range of Departmental activity during the fical year ended March 31, 1974, is
explored in the body of this Report.
C. M. DALFEN
Deputy Minister of
Transport and Communications
  Report of the Department of Transport and
Communications
INTRODUCTION
The year 1973 was one of transition and reorganization for the Department of
Transport and Communications.
HISTORICAL SKETCH
In 1959 an Act of the Legislature established the Department of Commercial
Transport, incorporating into it the former Railway Department, the Weigh Scale
Section of the Department of Highways, and the Commercial Vehicle Section of the
Motor-vehicle Branch of the Attorney-General's Department. Among the Acts
which the Department administered were the Pipe-lines Act, the Industrial Transportation Act, and the Mines Rights-of-way Act.
The responsibilities of the Department of Commercial Transport remained
virtually unchanged until May 25, 1973, when an Order in Council established a
Minister of Commercial Transport and Communications. On July 13, 1973, a
further Order in Council designated the Honourable R. M. Strachan Minister of
Transport and Communications.
The 1973 Fall Session of the Legislature saw the passage of the Department of
Transport and Communications Act. To the functions previously undertaken by
the Department of Commercial Transport, this Act added those of the Motor-vehicle
Branch of the Attorney-General's Department; the Data Processing Centre of the
Department of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce; aircraft operations,
both from the Department of Highways and the Department of Lands, Forests, and
Water Resources; Government telecommunications services from the Department of
Public Works; the Motor Carrier Branch, and the Telecommunications Consultants
Branch formerly under the Public Utilities Commission; and B.C. Ferries and the
minor coastal ferries from the Department of Highways.
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C. M. Dalfen,
Deputy Minister
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Fraser MacLean
Associate Deputy Minister
(Transport)
F. Gordon Nixon,
Associate Deputy Minister
(Communications)
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C. Gallagher,
General Manager,
B.C. Ferries
Dr. Wm. Hughes,
Director,
Policy and Planning
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A. E. Rhodes,
Comptroller of Expenditure
R. A. Hadfield,
Superintendent of
Motor-vehicle Branch
 J. B. Hall,
Director,
Telecommunications Branch
J. Baird,
Director,
Computer and Consulting
Services
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A. R. Fitch,
Superintendent,
Motor Carrier Branch
H. J. Page,
Director,
System Development and
Regulation Branch
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A. W. Turnbull,
Chief Engineer,
Engineering Branch
F. Regan,
Director,
Weigh Scale Branch
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P. S. Perry,
Co-ordinator of Air
Services Branch
A. Shaw,
Administrative Officer
 K 14 BRITISH COLUMBIA
ORGANIZATION
The Department of Transport and Communications has both operational and
planning and policy responsibilities.
The functions of the Department can be outlined as follows:
I. Transport Operations
Aircraft Branch
This Branch provides aircraft services to all departments of Government.
Included are personnel transportation, aerial photography, and emergency medical
service.
Engineering Branch
This Branch is responsible for processing construction applications and inspecting railways, oil and natural gas pipe-lines, aerial tramways, and industrial
roads and bridges. It is also responsible for the inspection of logging equipment
operating on private roads.
The Branch certifies operating personnel for railways, aerial tramways, and
industrial road equipment, and in addition works in close liaison with the Department of Mines and the Motor-vehicle Branch to standardize safety requirements.
Motor Carrier Branch
The Motor Carrier Branch is the operating arm of the Motor Carrier Commission,* a three-man regulatory board appointed by Cabinet.
The role of the Branch is to investigate permit applications for the transport
of goods or persons for compensation on British Columbia highways. Following
investigation, all applications are passed to the Commission for a decision. Once
a decision has been rendered, the application is passed back to the Motor Carrier
Branch for processing. Another responsibility of the Branch is the investigation of
complaints from carrier operators. Motor Carrier Branch headquarters are in Vancouver and there are seven Branch offices throughout the Province.
Enforcement under the Motor Carrier Act is undertaken by weigh-scale operators who ensure that goods transported by freight carrier concur with conditions of
licence. In addition, enforcement is also carried out under the Motor Vehicle
Transport Act (Canada). In this instance, the Federal Government has delegated
authority to the Motor Carrier Commission to act as its legal arm. The Federal
Motor Vehicle Transport Act applies to drivers operating between provinces, for
example, an Alberta carrier has to obtain authority from British Columbia before
operating in this Province.
Motor-vehicle Branch
The Motor-vehicle Branch is the Provincial agency responsible for vehicle
registration and licensing, vehicle inspection, driver licensing, and vehicle and driver
safety programs. Among other Branch functions are the licensing of all bonded
motor-vehicle dealers in the Province and the maintenance of a Central Registry
for the recording of documents filed under the Bills of Sale Act, the Conditional
Sales Act, the Mechanics' Lien Act, and the Assignment of Book Accounts Act.
* The Motor Carrier Commission is required by section 35 of the Motor Carrier Act to publish its own
Annual Report. A complete description of the Commission's activities and responsibilities can be found in
that document.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 15
Weigh Scale Branch
This Branch maintains 40 truck weigh-scale stations at various points throughout the Province, augmented by 20 portable units. These stations issue permits for
vehicles and loads which exceed legal limit in size or weight. Another major function
is the recording and the reviewing of all accidents involving commercial vehicles
having a gross weight exceeding 40,000 pounds.
Weigh-scale operators are responsible for ensuring that the following Acts are
complied with: Commercial Transport Act, Motor-vehicle Act, Motor Carrier Act,
Motor Fuel Tax Act, and certain aspects of the Brands Act, the Forest Act, the
Social Services Tax Act, and the Motor Vehicle Transport Act (Canada).
II. Transportation, Planning, and Research
Transportation, planning, and research are among the most essential responsibilities of the Department. The co-ordination of planning among modes (e.g., road,
transit, rail, marine) and analysis of the operations, the economics and the development impact of the transportation system as it presently exists and as it may evolve
are crucial to the future orderly development of the Province.
The Branch evaluates major projects and expenditures in the transportation
field for their social, economic, and financial viability; it reviews policies, regulations,
and user charges pertaining to transportation; and it prepares long-range plans to
meet the goals of the Province. Transportation sector surveys are undertaken by
region and by mode of transport, to identify deficiencies, and to recommend solutions
which will further economic development. An important function of the Branch
will be to interact with transportation agencies in other provinces and the Federal
Government, as well as with the different sectors of the transportation industry.
An experienced multidisciplined staff is being assembled to perform these tasks.
III. Ferries
B.C. Ferries
The B.C. Ferries Service was inaugurated in June 1960 to provide an efficient
link between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Service has been constantly improved and expanded and today 25 ferries operate on 12 routes. Service
is offered between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay,
Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, Horseshoe Bay and Snug Cove, Saltery Bay and
Earl's Cove, Swartz Bay and Fulford Harbour, an Outer Gulf Islands service,
Tsawwassen and Long Harbour, Crofton and Vesuvius Bay, Kelsey Bay and Beaver
Cove, Kelsey Bay and Prince Rupert, and Brentwood and Mill Bay.
The Ferry Service has its maintenance and repair shops and refitting and layup
berths at Deas Dock on the Fraser River.
Coastal Ferries
Long before the establishment of the B.C. Ferries Service, the B.C. Government maintained a number of ferry routes which serviced isolated coastal communities. These services were not integrated with B.C. Ferries but were under
the jurisdiction of the Department of Highways. Though jurisdiction has passed
to the Department of Transport and Communications, the Highways Department
continues to operate the system for the time being. Service is offered between
Comox and Powell River, Woodfibre and Darrell Bay, Sointula, Alert Bay and Port
McNeill, and to Cortes, Denman, Gabriola, Hornby, Quadra, Texada, and Thetis
Islands.
 K 16 BRITISH COLUMBIA
IV. Communications
Telecommunications Services Branch
This Branch is responsible for the provision, maintenance, and operation of
nearly all telecommunications services required by Provincial Government departments.    Services include telephone, teleprinter, fascimile, and data transmission.
System Development and Regulation Branch
This Branch is responsible for developing policy recommendations and administering Departmental programs to facilitate the effective utilization of communication systems by the British Columbia public.
On the system development side, the role of the Branch is to try and answer
such questions as—what do residents of British Columbia require with regard to
communications? how should these needs be provided? who should provide? and in
what order of priority? Another system development function is the provision of
general guidance and assistance to those in remote and sparsely populated areas
for the purpose of helping them obtain basic communications services.
On the regulation side, the Branch is concerned with the rates charged and the
standard of service offered by the telephone and cable television companies which
serve British Columbia.
Computer and Consulting Services
This Branch provides a variety of computer and consulting services to Governments departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. Responsibilities include the
operation of three computers; the design and implementation of computer programs;
and consultative assistance to Government clients on systems, procedures, and
method analysis, and program planning and content.
Statutes
Statutes administered directly or indirectly by the Department of Transport
and Communication are
Department of Transport and Communications Act.
All-terrain Vehicles Act.
British Columbia Ferry Authority (Vesting) Act, 1968
Commercial Transport Act.
Forest Act.
Industrial Transportation Act.
Mines Rights-of-way Act.
Motor Carrier Act.
Motor Fuel Tax Act.
Motor-vehicle Act.
Pipe-lines Act.
Railway Act.
Social Services Tax Act.
Motor Vehicle Transport Act (Canada).
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 17
TRANSPORT OPERATIONS
AIR SERVICES BRANCH
T. B. Toye, Chief Pilot
The following is an outline of aircraft activities for the year under report:
Two Cessna/Citation Jets became part of the fleet during the year, and as a
result two Beechcraft 18's were retired.
The first jet was test-flown for acceptance on August 1, 1973. It was then
flown to Victoria where it was placed into service with the first passenger run on
August 5, 1973. The second jet was delivered in Victoria August 20, 1973, and
placed into service August 26, 1973.
One retired Beechcraft CF-BCB was transferred to the school in Burnaby,
while the other was transferred to Selkirk College on January 14, 1974. Due to
lack of facilities at Castlegar, the aircraft was left in Victoria with permission to use
if required. Consequently it was used for training purposes and a few scheduled
trips to Vancouver where regular aircraft were unserviceable.
Two Beechcraft 18's which were under Lands Department supervision until
April 1, 1974, were used for aerial photography, while the Turbo Beech 18 was
flown as the major mainstay until delivery of the Citations. Since the jets arrived,
this aircraft has given excellent service as the major piece of equipment used on the
Vancouver schedule runs.
The Beaver aircraft based at Kamloops was used for personnel transport, game
inspection, game counts, and photo work, to name a few of its uses.
At the time of writing, two Beechcraft A200 aircraft were on order to be used
for high-altitude photo work in the summer and on passenger transport in the winter.
PERSONNEL
During this period there were 10 pilots on staff with one other on a summer-
only basis. On September 1, 1973, the temporary pilot left our employ and a pilot
was transferred from another department to this Branch.
TRAINING
All pilots were trained on the Cessna/Citation at the American Airlines Flight
Academy in Fort Worth, Texas. Six captains attained Captain's rating and four
co-pilots attained First Officer status. All pilots graduated. The engineering staff
took the maintenance course, which was also given at American Airlines Academy.
All were successful in attaining the desired standards. A Singer-Link Simulator for
pilot training was ordered for delivery in 1975.
PASSENGER FLIGHTS
On September 1, 1973, a scheduled service comprising four round-trips daily
except Saturday and Sunday was started between Victoria and Vancouver. This
proved very popular and on March 1, 1974, an increase of one round-trip flight was
added. Scheduled flights have not been started to other areas due to the irregular
nature of travel requests. All other flights are on a nonscheduled basis, being on
request for times and destinations. Every effort is made to fill the aircraft on each
flight.
 K 18
BRITISH COLUMBIA
AEROVACS
This was the first year that we have been called upon to carry sick or injured
persons on ambulance transferrals in conjunction with the Armed Services out of
Comox. There have been 25 aerovac trips since commencing this service, the first
call from the RCC (Rescue Co-ordination Centre) being on September 26, 1973.
Hours Flown by Aircraft (Air Time)
Apr. 1 to
May 24,1973
May 25, 1973, to
Mar. 31,1974
Total
BCB	
76.2
97.4
29.5
54.8
88.2
194.7
504.3
498.3
350.1
302.4
164.4
BCC	
BCF	
BCL	
BCM	
FHF	
292.1
533.8
498.3
350.1
357.2
257.9
1,938.0
2,195.9
Vancouver
Trip
Seats
Passengers
Other
Trip
Seats
Passengers
Total
Trip
Seats
Passengers
CF-BCB (five seats)—
Highways, Apr. 1, 1973, to May 24, 1973 _	
Transport and Communications, May 25, 1973, to
Aug. 31, 1974.
Scheduled, Sept. 1, 1973, to Mar. 31, 1974..
Year totals	
CF-BCC (five seats) —
Highways, Apr. 1, 1973, to May 24, 1973- _	
Transport and Communications, May 25, 1973, to
Aug. 31, 1973.
Scheduled, Sept. 1, 1973, to Mar. 31, 1974 .
Year totals	
CF-BCF (seven seats)—
Highways, Apr. 1, 1973, to May 24, 1973	
Transport and Communications, May 25, 1973, to
Aug. 31, 7973	
Scheduled, Sept. 1, 1973, to Mar. 31, 1974	
Year totals	
CF-BCL (six seats)   (jet)—Aug. 1973, to Mar. 31,
1974	
CF-BCM (six seats)   (jet)—Aug. 1973, to Mar. 31,
1974 	
Complete year/fleet grand total  	
680
850
40
230
249
13
80
160
33
63
760
1,010
40
1,570
492    |
240
350    |
I
740 I
650    I
123
276
283
150
26
80
1,740
682    |
256
...._    |
756    I
6,804    |
260
2,343
168
840
518
7,560    |    2,603 J    1,526
48
1,656
156
57
1,764
11,170    |    3,882    [    5,442
263
312
13
96
1,810
608
70
85
28
500
766
730
193
361
311
183
1,996
865
77
340
166
168
1,596
8,330
77
600
2,509
583
10,094
3,186
997
1,800
1,045
883
1,920
940
2,742    | 16,612    |    6,624
CF-FHF (Beaver KA based) —
Total hours flown	
Trips for Highways Department	
Trips for Wildlife Department 	
Trips for miscellaneous departments
437.6
80
76
24
Many of these trips were for photo and game count and inspection where only one observer would be on
board.   A few trips were for personnel transport and others were for RCMP and searches.
Aviation Fuel Purchased During Fiscal Year 1973/74
Supplier
Avgas
Jet Fuel
Gallons
Cost
Gallons
Cost
18,437.4
4,184.1
1,419.4
$
9,948.81
2,308.98
728.03
83,131.1
12,486.9
6,497.1
$
42,862.47
Shell          	
6,365.32
Texaco	
3,014.66
Totals   	
24,040.9
12,985.82
102,115.1
52,242.45
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 19
ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION BRANCH
(Railways, Aerial Tramways, Pipe-lines, and Industrial Transportation)
A. W. Turnbull, Chief Inspecting Engineer
Major effort has been given in the past fiscal year to establishing a pre-scheduled
inspection program for each industry to assure thorough coverage of all important
assignments while at the same time providing for more flexibility in the area of
emergency calls.
A summary of inspection activities follows:
I. BRITISH COLUMBIA RAILWAY
Following established procedures, inspections were conducted throughout the
year covering trackage, rolling-stock, and motor power.
A. Line Inspections
Inspections were completed of the railway between Fort Nelson and Prince
George. The section of track from Fort Nelson to Fort St. John, which initially
was somewhat unstable, showed noticeable improvement, though some areas had not
stabilized as anticipated. From Fort St. John south to Prince George it is anticipated that continued surveillance and standard repair procedures will cope with
prevailing conditions.
In June 1973 an inspection was carried out on the Dease Lake Extension. At
the time of inspection, steel ended at Mile 197.5. In general, the track was found
to be in good condition with construction continuing at a steady pace.
B. Equipment and Yard Inspections
All shops used for the repair of diesel locomotives and rolling-stock were inspected and found to be in good order. As well, all main-line yard facilities were
inspected and found to be well maintained.
II. BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER
AUTHORITY RAILWAY
In December 1973 an inspection was made by rail car of the rail-line between
New Westminster, Chilliwack, and Sumas. The railroad was found to be in good
condition and well maintained. The railway yard and car shops were found to be
in good order, as were the locomotives.
III. INDUSTRIAL RAILWAYS
The Canadian Forest Products railway in the Nimpkish Valley was inspected
in June 1973. Track and bridge maintenance continued at a high standard and all
equipment relating to the railway was tested and certificates issued. The Crown
Zellerbach railroad from Ladysmith to Nanaimo Lakes was inspected in March 1973.
Generally the track was found to be in good alignment and well maintained. Locomotives and in-plant trackage were inspected during the fiscal year at Port Alberni,
Harmac, Elk Falls, Crofton, Quesnel, Prince George, Mackenzie, Prince Rupert,
Fort St. James, and Houson. In all cases Departmental requirements were met. In
addition, inspections were undertaken of waterfront switching in the Vancouver,
New Westminster, and Squamish areas, of bulk petroleum storage plants adjacent
to Provincially inspected rail-lines, and of recreational railways in Vancouver,
Duncan, and Fort Steele.
 K 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA
IV. AERIAL TRAMWAYS
At present, British Columbia has about 100,000 skiers. The skier population
is served by some 230 lifts at 88 ski areas stretching from Fort Nelson to the United
States border. An off-season inspection program has been started by the Branch
and during the past fiscal year some 200 individual lift inspections were undertaken.
During the year, not one lift accident could be attributed to mechanical failure.
The Province's industrial reversible tramways were inspected during the summer months and it was noted that all upgrading work recommended during the
previous year's inspection had been attended to.
V. PIPE-LINES
Over 70 miles of new pipe-lines were constructed in the northern fields from
January 1973 to the end of March 1974. Forty-three pipe-line inspections were
conducted on new pipe-line construction to ensure compliance with pipe-line code
standards and 54 endurance tests were witnessed on these and on various older oil
pipe-lines.
Fifty-three natural gas compressor stations, 27 oil pumping-stations, and 27
water-injection pumping stations were inspected. These stations, for the most part,
were maintained in a safe and proper manner.
Four oil pipe-line terminal installations were inspected to ensure that tanks,
firewalls, fire safety, and housecleaning met code requirements, and that monitoring
of oil-flow rates was adequate to detect small oil leaks.
Oil pipe-line surveys, by flying over the right-of-way with aircraft, at intervals
of one month, or when leaks were suspected, were conducted on all oil pipe-lines
in the Peace River area.   Two of the oil spills were detected in this manner.
Thirteen oil pipe-line failures were recorded during the year with a total spillage
of 12,160 barrels of crude oil. Two natural gas pipe-line failures occurred—one as
a result of a landslide on the North Bank of the Peace River and the other as a result
of a pipe-seam failure.
The North Eastern B.C. Environmental Control Co-operative, whose members
include most of the oil companies in the district, have completed the topographical
mapping of oil fields and plotting of control points. Equipment and personnel are
available on very short notice to combat oil spills, whether on land or in watercourses.
Oil Spills, January 1,1973, to March 31,1974
Barrels
Trans Prairie, Beatton River  2,000 October 2, 1973
B.P. Oil and Gas, Beatton River....     200 December 17, 1973
B.P. Oil and Gas, Beatton River 60 April 9, 1973
Pacific Petroleum Ltd.,  Stoddart
Creek      200 June 18, 1973
Pacific Petroleums, Peejay      200 March 28, 1973
Pacific Petroleums, Osprey      200 April 2, 1973
B.C. Oil Transmission, Blueberry_. 1,200 January 13, 1973
B.C. Oil Transmission, Blueberry..     500 February 24, 1973
Union Oil, Peejay      600 May 20, 1973
Union Oil, Currant    (x) June 20, 1973
Pacific Petroleums, Currant      300 July 1, 1973
Trans Prairie, Rigel  4,000 March 18, 1974
Westcoast Petroleums Ltd  2,700 July 17, 1973.
i Small amount.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 21
In respect to the three largest spills, Trans Prairie at Beatton River successfully
burnt off all the oil from the Muskeg, while Westcoast Petroleum recovered 1,914
barrels at 100 Mile and Trans Prairie recovered 3,040 barrels in Rigel field.
VI.  INDUSTRIAL ROADS
The continued expansion of logging operations resulted in a substantial increase
in the number of logging-trucks operating on industrial roads and public highways
during the year, with the greater percentage being of the highway logger type, used
in Interior logging operations. These trucks, which are either owner-operated or
owned by small companies, are used for hauling to various sawmills or pulp-mills
and not always to the same place. As a result, it is impossible for Vancouver-based
Inspectors to inspect all trucks in any one area. To help overcome this problem,
nine Portable Weigh-scale Operators were given a one-week course in air-brake
systems and inspection procedure by the Engineering Branch. Twenty air-brake
lectures were conducted in various parts of the Interior. Attendance and interest
made it clear that these lectures should be a continuing part of the Department's
activities.
During this past fiscal year, Vancouver Island logging operations, trucks, and
equipment not covered in the 1972 inspection program were examined. Although
some trucks were found faulty due to neglect, it was noted that for the most part
logging-trucks were being well maintained.
The number of air-brake lectures held on Vancouver Island substantially
increased over the previous year to a total of 16. These were held in the same areas
where the truck inspections took place.
During the period from January 1, 1973, to the end of March 1974 a total of
1,114 new logging-trucks was recorded as being manufactured for service on industrial roads. Included in this total are both off-highway and highway-size logging-
trucks. The total number of new logging-trucks entering service in the last three
years is 2,832.
The number of reported accidents on industrial roads showed an increase over
1972, with a total of 17. Two of these accidents resulted in fatalities. The major
accidents were investigated by Inspectors from the Department and their findings
indicate that poorly adjusted brakes or driver error were the main causes of the
accidents.
 K 22 BRITISH COLUMBIA
MOTOR CARRIER BRANCH
A. R. Fitch, Superintendent
From 1939 until the summer of 1973 the Motor Carrier Act was administered
by the Public Utilities Commission, a body created by a statute, the Public Utilities
Act.
In 1973, as a result of the passing of the Energy Act, the Public Utilities Commission was abolished and its functions distributed to various departments of the
Government. As a result, the Motor Carrier Branch became a part of a new
Provincial Department, the Department of Transport and Communications, and a
new Commission, the Motor Carrier Commission,* was created to perform regulatory functions under the Motor Carrier A ct.
No significant changes were made by this legislation to the provisions of the
Motor Carrier Act.
The Motor Carrier Act and regulations provide for the regulation by the
Motor Carrier Commission of the business of transporting goods or persons by
motor-vehicle for compensation on British Columbia highways. Before such for-
hire operations can be lawfully conducted in the Province the carrier must obtain
a motor carrier operating authority licence from the Commission through the Motor
Carrier Branch of the Department of Transport and Communications. The Commission may grant or refuse a licence authority to transport for compensation.
ENFORCEMENT
Motor Carrier Inspectors, in addition to investigating some 3,000 applications
for new or altered licences, as well as complaints lodged by shippers (or carriers)
as to the nature and calibre of services provided, continued to work co-operatively
with the various enforcement agencies.
Generally speaking, enforcement of the licensing provisions of the Act is
conducted by the various police forces of the Province, including the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police in their capacity as the Provincial Police Force. In addition to
this, the Weigh-scale Branch assisted by checking for infractions of provisions of
the Motor Carrier Act at weigh stations, which helped provide a closer supervision
of the trucking industry than would otherwise be possible.
REVENUE
Under Appendix A, revenue has been calculated for the period January 1,
1973, to March 31, 1974. As that period encompasses part of three licence-years,
the analysis has been broken down as 1972/73, 1973/74, and 1974/75.
NUMBER OF LICENCES
Appendix B outlines a number of licences issued for the licence-year 1973/74.
Records show a yearly increase ranging from 8 to 10 per cent.
TEMPORARY PERMITS
In order to provide flexibility, Part 10 of the Regulations Pursuant to the
Motor Carrier Act provides for the issuing of temporary permits in lieu of or as an
adjunct to motor carrier licences.
* Constituted under one of a number of amendments made to the Motor Carrier Act by the Energy Act.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 23
The following is a summary of the number of temporary permits issued during
licence-years 1972/73, 1973/74, and 1974/75 up until November 28, 1974:
Class II Permits (for temporary operations as a public
or limited vehicle not exceeding 92 days)      4,467
FP Permits (for operation of a licensed public or limited vehicle temporarily in a manner other than is
authorized by the licence, or pending consideration
of an application for licence, renewal, alteration,
or transfer of licence, etc.)  18,316
Temporary Permits (issued for the transportation of
household goods to carriers from Provinces having
reciprocity agreements with the Province of British
Columbia respecting commercial motor-vehicle
licences)      1,468
APPENDIX A
1972/73 LICENCE-YEAR
(January 1 to February 28, 1973)
$ $
Passenger  (buses)    93.00
Passenger (taxi)   126.00
Public and limited freight        3,027.97
Permits        3,833.50
Miscellaneous        1,265.95
  8,346.42
1973/74 LICENCE-YEAR
(March 1, 1973 to February 28, 1974)
Passenger   (buses)        60,782.00
Passenger (taxi)     34,278.50
Public and limited freight   564,211.20
Permits     22,561.00
Miscellaneous      12,869.93
694,702.63
1974/75 LICENCE-YEAR
(March 1, 1974 to March 31, 1975)
Passenger   (buses)
Passenger (taxi)
54,759.00
33,798.50
Public and limited freight   478,490.50
Permits        2,222.00
Miscellaneous          1,180.00
570,450.00
Total revenue, January 1, 1973 to March 31, 1974  1,273,499.05
APPENDIX B
The following table for licence-year 1973/74 gives the number of licences for the various
classes issued:
Kind of Licence
Passenger (buses)   1,270
Passenger (taxi)  , .  1,908
Public freight  14,288
Limited freight   2,353
Total
19,819
 K 24 BRITISH COLUMBIA
MOTOR-VEHICLE BRANCH
R. A. Hadfield, Superintendent
This report deals with activities of the Branch during the year 1973 and
provides an accounting for the various aspects of licence issuance for the 19*73
licence-year which ended on February 28, 1974.
The volume of business transacted by the Motor-vehicle Branch in 1973 is
indicated by the following issuance totals: Motor-vehicle and motor-cycle registrations reached a total of 1,281,917, an increase of 7.55 per cent over trie 1972 total
of 1,191,953. Passenger-type motor-vehicles licensed in 1973 numbered 961,497,
an increase of 55,229 over the 1972 total of 906,268. Commercial vehicles
increased by 30,612. For 1973 the total for commercial vehicles was 286,925
compared with 256,313 in 1972. The general public still shows interest in motorcycles, with 33,495 registrations in 1973, an increase of 14.04 per cent, up 4,123
from the 1972 total of 29,372. Trailer registrations continued to increase with
171,869 recorded, an increase of 15,726 over the 1972 figure of 156,143. Camping
and boat trailers accounted for the major part of this increase, indicating that British
Columbia residents are continuing to enjoy the outdoors. Drivers licence issuance
showed 95,195 original licences issued in 1973 compared with 85,382 in 1972. The
total number of licensed drivers in British Columbia on December 31, 1973, was
1,394,923, an increase of 68,885 over the 1972 total of 1,326,038. Male drivers
numbered 854,835 and female drivers 540,088. Revenue collected by the Motor-
vehicle Branch from licences, permits, motor-vehicle inspections, and other services,
such as the payment of social services tax, amounted to $52,812,085.33, an increase
of 14.30 per cent or $6,608,413 over the 1972 total.
Motor-vehicle accidents are dealt with extensively in this report and statistical
tables set out information gathered by the Branch from accident reports submitted
by vehicle drivers. There was a 15-per-cent increase in traffic fatalities in 1973. A
total of 825 died from traffic accidents compared with 716 in 1972. Deaths per
100 million miles travelled on British Columbia highways amounted to 7.17 in 1973
compared with 6.90 in 1972.
Accidents reported in 1973 amounted to 69,564, an increase of 15 per cent
over the 1972 total. The number of persons injured increased by 18 per cent to
total 27,709.   Property damage loss increased 28 per cent to $66,372,052.42.
Included in the report are tables of offences and violations against the Criminal
Code (Canada), the Motor-vehicle Act, and the Motor-vehicle Act Regulations as
a result of the operation of vehicles. The activities of the driver improvement program of the Branch are set out. This program is designed to deal with persons
who have committed offences under various traffic laws. The activities of the
Drivers' Examination Section are reported and there are interesting details noted
about the program of licensing commercial driver-training schools, training-school
operators, and instructors.
Information about the Motor-vehicle Inspection Program is included in the
report. During 1973 a total of 757,128 vehicles were inspected, an increase from
651,705 in 1972. The rate of rejection of vehicles presented for inspection was
32.4 per cent, and the tables which follow will show the various causes for rejection.
The report also mentions the number of authorized fleet-inspection stations which
exist. These stations are limited to certain types of vehicles and the operations are
closely supervised by the Motor-vehicle Inspection Division.
The Central Registry, which is carried out as a function of the Motor-vehicle
Branch, is the sole repository in the Province for documents filed under the Bills of
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 25
Sale Act, the Conditional Sales Act, the Mechanics' Lien Act, and the Assignment
of Book Accounts Act, which concern all types of personal chattels. Indicative of
the increased work load of the Central Registry is the fact that there was a 15.72-percent increase in the number of documents registered in 1973 compared with 1972.
There was a 12.76-per-cent increase in the number of searches conducted and
similar rates of increase are indicated for the various services provided by the
Central Registry.
The various activities of the Branch are dealt with under the following headings:
Licences.
Accidents and Convictions.
Driving.
Driver Improvement Program.
Examination of Drivers.
Motor-vehicle Inspection.
Central Registry.
School Buses.
Permits for Flashing Red and Amber Lights, Sirens, and Theft Alarms.
Staff.
LICENCES
Motor-vehicles licensed in British Columbia in 1973 totalled 1,248,422, compared with 1,162,581 in 1972, an increase of 85,841 (7.38 per cent), while motor-
vehicles and motor-cycles totalled 1,281,917, compared with 1,191,953 in 1972,
an increase of 89,964 (7.55 per cent).
Passenger-type motor-vehicles numbered 961,497, an increase of 55,229 over
the 1972 total of 906,268. Commercial vehicle registration increased from 256,313
to 286,925, a difference of 30,612.
The increase in motor-cycle registrations from 29,372 to 33,495 (14.04 per
cent), a difference of 4,123, indicates the general motoring public are still continuing
to be interested in using the motor-cycle as a means of transportation.
Trailer registrations continued to increase. The 1973 total of 171,869 was an
increase of 15,726 over the 156,143 total of 1972. Camping and boat-type
trailers accounted for the majority of this increase and would indicate that the
residents of British Columbia are still continuing to enjoy and spend more of their
leisure hours out-of-doors.
The comparative statement of licences and permits for motor-cycles and trailers
covers the volumes in these categories during the licence-year 1966 to 1973.
 K 26
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Comparative Statement of Licences, Permits, Etc., Issued
During the Licence-years 1965 to 1973, Inclusive
Licences Issued
I I
1966    |    1967    I
I I
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
Motor-vehicles—
Passenger (new)     _ _
Passenger (renewal) ...
Total passenger	
Commercial (new)	
Commercial (renewal) 	
Total commercial	
Total motor-vehicles	
Nonresident   touring   motor-
vehicle permits 	
Nonresident special motor-vehicle
permits _	
Nonresident   commercial   motor-
vehicle permits-
Single trip 	
Quarterly permits _ _
Totals    	
Extra-Provincial prorated trucks
Temporary operation permits—
Passenger  	
Commercial— — ____
Totals _	
Transporter—■
Original	
Additional	
Motor-cycles—
New	
Renewal	
Totals _ ___
Trailers	
Extra-Provincial prorated trailers
Motor dealers—
Original licences __
Additional plates	
Original motor-cycle dealer licences	
Additional motor-cycle dealer licences	
Salesmen's licences - _„
Transfers—■
Passenger    	
Commercial	
Motor-cycle 	
Trailers	
A.T.V     	
Total transfers 	
Chauffeurs—
Original Class A	
Original Class B	
Original Class C	
Searches  _ _  _
Safety responsibility insurance certificates filed _ _
All-terrain vehicles—
Registrations- _
Substitutions	
I I
I I
89,4271 89,8171
575,364[ 612,186|
94,333
646,646
107,504
682,989
664,791|   702,003|   740,979|   790,493
20,0091
133,3111
20,329
142,885
25,1711     30,564
152,462|   167,191
153,320|   163,214|   177,633|    197,755
818,111|   865,217|   918,612|   988,248
1,222
45
15,260
1,968
1,067
34
13,209
1,912
929
32
15,690
2,408
590
19
20,696
3,029
17,228|      15,1211      18,098|     23,725
2,6931       2,775
14,076!     15,717
35,995|     37,057
2,713
17,599
42,128
3,231
20,260
49,665
50,0711     52,774|     59,727|     69,925
20
4,263
11,124
4,063
13,166
3,780
14,684
30
87
5,181
15,724
15,387|     17,229|     18,464|     20,905
81,703
5,246
1,097
1,238
124
84
1,347
337,860
54,598
9,614
7,225
-I-
91,6271
6,743
1,086
1,306
118
92
1,196
341,859
57,193
10,872
8,654
102,068
7,859
1,140
1,332
120
85
1,191
351,092
62,370
11,391
9,637
114,420
8,009
1,173
1,538
124
95
1,163
383,477
71,858
13,447
12,003
90,2621
721,3281
108,584|   119,031
747,502|   787,237
129,549
831,941
811,590j   856,086|   906,268
961,497
26,727
180,768
32,9731  41,095
195,125| 215,218
46,999
239,926
207,495| 228,098) 256,313
286,925
l,O19,085|l,084,184| 1,162,581
1,248,422
409,297|   418,578|   434,490|   480,785
7,059
6,435
83,853
1,659,586
13,080
7,065
6,876
83,091
,692,128
13,459
7,972
7,078
83,323
1,701,655
15,884
8,324
7,768
90,476
12,908
540
10
21,596
3,156
550
496
1
2
33,880
4,488
33,443
4,001
468
3
40,508
4,900
24,752
38,368
37,444|
45,408
3,093
20,805
52,831
3,699
23,814
69,648
4,0481
26,600
80,603]
5,067
29,402
75,983
73,636
93,462
107,2031
105,385
6,083
16,417
44
141
7,749
17,590
53
177
9,543
19,829
72
244
10,542
22,953
22,50O|     25,339|     29,372|     33,495
129,864
6,640
1,204
1,490
141
84
1,246
347,879
70,522
15,334
14,337
141,978
7,335
156,143
8,090
1,205
1,538
1,274
1,674
148
150
134
1,130
158
1,051
405,928
86,003
17,278
19,167
439,242
101,424
20,044
22,022
900
171,869
10,714
1,392
2,146
167
207
951
452,980
112,273
22,279
26,282
2,881
448,072|   528,376|   583,640|   616,695
8,714
8,459
91,723
8,433
7,658
82,506
17,456
84
6,356
141
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 27
Drivers' Licences
Original drivers' licences issued during the 1973 licence-year totalled 95,195,
an increase from the 1972 total of 85,382.
Licensed drivers in British Columbia at the end of 1973 totalled 1,394,923,
up from the 1972 total of 1,326,038, an increase of 68,885. Male drivers comprised the major portion, numbering 854,835, while females numbered 540,088.
The analysis of drivers' licences on record as of December 31,1973, indicating sex
and classification, are shown hereunder.
Analysis of Drivers on Record as of December 31,1973
MALE CLASSIFICATIONS
Age
16-17 years..
18-19 „ _
20-24 „ ..
25-34 „ ..
35^14 „ ..
45-54 „ ..
55-64 „ „
65-69 „ ..
70-74 „ ..
75-79 „ ..
80-84 „ _
85-89 „ _
90 and over..
Totals....
1,6
2
90
1,472
7,280
6,870
3,904
1,181
77
3
27
323
630
356
143
34
9
523
2,119
1,780
1,607
1,003
99
7
1
2,6
3, 6 | 3, 4 13,4,6
I I
60
426
2,691
6,701
5,935
4,778
2,490
255
14
4
1
20,880 1,513 7,148 409123,356   1,346|1,905
.  I I   1
16
83
488
434
192
108
23
2
5
207
703
502
354
124
9
1
204
159
2,335
5,010
2,646
1,908
1,130
172
51
1
5
1
13,418
4,6
35
485
478
124
55
15
2
20,399
30,823
82,159
182,187
139,394
121,955
93,484
34,767
21,945
11,845
6,512
2,651
710
1,194 748,831
5,6
I
I
Total
1,632
4,282
14,703
8,053
2,016
1,162
424
62
30
29
18
32,419
317
412
865
329
67
68
52
34
26
20
11
5
6
2,212
22,426
36,355
106,426
214,161
159,998
136,104
99,979
35,479
22,077
11,900
6,548
2,665
717
854,835
FEMALE CLASSIFICATIONS
2
3
15
37
45
28
6
3
11
2
2
12,840
23,536
72,787
150,119
103,503
88,960
57,909
14,220
7,060
3,411
1,270
319
53
57
165
787
733
159
69
20
5
8
4
3
2
19
31
97
88
18
13
4
2
2
12,918
18-19   „    	
1
1
2
15
206
448
324
214
62
4
2
2
23,750
20-24    „    	
9
35
18
15
1
5
13
77
98
71
20
1
1
1
6
73,922
25-34    „   .
151,561
104,170
89,373
58,022
14,234
7,072
3,418
35-44    „    	
45-54    „    	
1
55-64   „    	
65-69    „    	
70-74    „   	
75-79    „    	
1
80-84    „   	
1,273
85-89    „   	
1
322
90 and over	
 	
53
Totals	
79
5
279
4
139
2
8
1,278
21
535,987
2,012
774l54nflSS
Motor-dealers' Licences
Motor-dealers' licences issued by the Branch are required by individuals or
firms whose businesses involve the buying and selling of motor-vehicles, motor-cycles,
or trailers. During the 1973 licence-year, 1,399 motor-dealers' licences permitting
the sale of motor-vehicles and trailers and 152 motor-cycle dealers' licences permitting the sale of motor-cycles and trailers were issued.
A prerequisite for the issuance of a motor-dealers' licence or the retention of
such a licence is that an insurance bond be supplied to the Superintendent of Insurance in the amount of $5,000 or security be filed with the Minister of Finance in a
similar amount. The insurance bonds are filed with the Branch on behalf of the
Superintendent of Insurance and, in 1973, 465 dealers' bonds were filed of which
316 were original bonds for new motor-dealers and 149 were replacement bonds.
There were 312 bonds cancelled during 1973. Security was filed with the Minister
of Finance by 14 motor-dealers.
 K 28 BRITISH COLUMBIA
A process of investigation is carried out for each new motor-dealer. Information in connection with the proposed operation, previous businesses, corporate
formation, business intentions, premises, and compliance with municipal zoning
regulations are considered before a licence is authorized.
DISTRIBUTION OF MOTOR-VEHICLES
The distribution of motor-vehicles in the various centres of the Province is
always of interest. The following table gives information concerning the numbers
of licences issued through the principal licence offices. Since vehicle-owners move
frequently from one area to another, and vehicles are often sold to new owners
residing in different locations from previous owners, the table cannot be regarded
as an accurate population count of vehicles in the various parts of the Province.
However, the table does provide a guide as to distribution of vehicles throughout
the Province, and it is of use to groups concerned with community planning projects
and development.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 29
Summary of Passenger Motor-vehicle Licences Issued Under the Motor-vehicle Act
During the 1973 Licence-year, by Issuing Office
Issuing
Registrations
Renewals
Total
Used
New
450
253
63
9
1,573
66
35
653
7
1,396
705
569
237
482
314
650
171
6
326
41
290
56
275
143
1,321
29
1,649
246
24
68
90
705
388
1,941
1,307
107
15
612
17
46
116
1,031
279
62
1,579
919
49
8
7,542
129
84
1,673
2
2,622
1,445
1,052
300
850
870
423
125
8
563
11
354
184
1,633
118
2,855
7
2,041
312
27
162
259
2,298
802
8,101
6,656
126
97
1,512
28
14
411
2,838
528
58
2
601
190
4,125
28
382
530
709
1,011
14,747
6,815
5,214
78
1,418
8,113
866
13,915
10,290
1,620
87
48,107
1,406
8
16,427
458
39,368
16,232
8,855
2,933
5,994
12,484
3,274
1,148
1
4,597
1,495
2,041
2,807
11,659
1,431
22,377
419
21,864
3,924
792
2,438
4,813
21,076
11,439
71,213
44,635
3,296
18
12,303
2
365
6,202
20,463
5,288
1,365
15,944
11,462
1,732
Atlin	
104
Burnaby i ,  	
57,222
1,601
Campbell River _ 	
127
18,753
467
43,386
18,382
Cranbrook .	
10,476
3,470
7,326
Duncan  .	
13,668
4,347
1,444
Fort St. James	
Fort St. John                          	
15
5,486
1,547
2,685
3,047
13,567
1,692
26,553
455
25,554
Kitimat	
4,482
843
2,668
5,162
Nanaimo	
24,079
12,629
81,255
52,598
Oliver-- -	
100 Mile House       . -	
3,529
130
Penticton— . —	
14,427
47
425
6,729
24,332
6,095
1,485
2
190
209
1,225
10
338
135
186
190
3,408
2,642
1,320
131
651
3,308
279
5,380
2,615
35,820
1,110
5,322
3,624
4,653
7,090
73,342
61,546
47,747
2,644
13,938
99,467
6,721
6,171
3,014
41,170
1,148
6,042
Smithers -	
4,289
5,548
Trail	
8,291
91,497
71,003
Vancouver-Point Grey*	
54,281
2,853
16,007
110,888
7,866
Vernon	
Williams Lake _	
Totals	
33.045       1         96.504
831,948
961,497
1 Vancouver—Includes issuance from Motor Licence Offices at 1730 West Georgia Street, 2410 Nanaimo
Street, 6237 West Boulevard, Vancouver; 574 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond; 4705 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby;
and Mail Order Issuance to the Vancouver area from Victoria. Does not include issuance at North Vancouver.
Issuance of 6,812 passenger plates and 3,130 commercial plates issued at Gibsons, Pemberton, Sechelt, and
Squamish has been deducted.    Passenger, 314,155; commercial, 57,477.
2 New Westminster—Includes mail order issuance to the New Westminster area from Victoria and issuance
of 13,364 passenger and 3,312 commercial plates at Port Coquitlam, which accounts through New Westminster.
Passenger, 81,651; commercial, 16,332.
3 Victoria—Does not include mail order issuance to other areas or 2,178 passenger and 6,116 commercial
plates for Provincial Government vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia. Issuance of 3,204 passenger and 1,826 commercial plates issued at Alert Bay, Bella Coola, Port Alice, Port Hardy, and Port McNeill,
who account through Victoria, has been deducted. Issuance at Sidney, which also accounts through Victoria,
is included.   Passenger, 95,178; commercial, 18,825.
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K 30                                                    BRITISH COLUMBIA
Summary of Commercial Motor-vehicle Licences Issued Under the Department of
Commercial Transport Act During the 1973 Licence-year, by Issuing Office
Issuing
Registrations
Renewals
Total
Used
New
Abbotsford	
153
64
23
26
311
40
13
157
8
285
151
221
75
292
660
524
77
6
2,208
137
50
712
11
1,207
827
601
195
752
4,675
3,461
964
112
12,595
1,170
6
5,735
389
11,585
5,925
4,256
1,780
4,070
4,569
1,862
1,228
1
4,092
551
1,407
1,544
3,279
1,024
10,265
313
6,963
1,081
555
5,488
4,049
1,064
144
15,114
1,347
69
6,604
408
13,077
6,903
5,078
2,050
5,114
5,149
2,450
1,633
5
5,094
576
1,833
1,702
3,844
1,195
12,381
336
8,360
1,292
612
1,692
1,872
7,859
5,338
16,291
6,737
1,657
51
5,309
33
632
2,147
12,518
2,241
914
3
4,066
1,645
6,871
389
3,502
2,877
3,379
2,262
17,420
15,392
5,356
2,362
8,003
28,781
6.355
Ashcroft	
Atlin	
Chilliwack	
Cloverdale	
Courtenay 	
Duncan	
Fernie	
92      |            488
228      |             360
210       I               195
Fort St. James _   -	
Fort St. John	
2
242
10
167
35
61
68
445
14
413
45
4
2
760
15
259
123
504
103
1,671
9
984
166
51
Golden ^    	
Haney  	
Kamloops	
Kaslo	
Kelowna	
Kitimat    	
10        1                 176       I                 1.48fi
Mission. -	
Nanaimo - -	
24
197
161
379
168
39
8
201
1
154
30
361
54
16
2
98
58
157
3
18
53
68
37
374
452
142
85
270
455
148
100
995
428
2,702
1,324
87
40
783
29
53
153
2,134
201
54
1
524
168
906
8
332
463
537
300
2,651
3,940
992
109
972
3,125
789
1,748
6,667
4,749
13,210
5,245
1,531
3
4,325
3
425
1,964
10,023
1,986
844
North Vancouver -	
Oliver	
100 Mile House	
Penticton	
Princeton  	
Quesnel 	
Revelstoke — -	
Richmond!   	
3,444
1,419
5,808
378
2,986
2,361
2,774
1,925
14,395
11,000
4,222
2,168
6,761
25,201
5.418
Smithers   	
Terrace  	
Trail 	
Vancouver! 	
Vancouver East1- -	
Vancouver-Point Grey1 -	
Vanderhoof	
Vernon  	
Victoria^	
Totals	
8,264      |        38,735
1
239,926      [         286,925
1
1 Vancouver—Includes issuance from Motor Licence Offices at 1730 West Georgia Street, 2410 Nanaimo
Street, 6237 West Boulevard, Vancouver; 574 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond; 4705 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby;
and Mail Order Issuance to the Vancouver area from Victoria.   Does not include issuance at North Vancouver.
Issuance of 6,812 passenger plates and 3,130 commercial plates issued at Gibsons, Pemberton, Sechelt, and
Squamish has been deducted.    Passenger, 314,155; commercial, 57,477.
2 New Westminster—Includes mail order issuance to the New Westminster area from Victoria and. issuance
of 13,364 passenger and 3,312 commercial plates at Port Coquitlam, which accounts through New Westminster.
Passenger, 81,651; commercial, 16,332.
3 Victoria—Does not include mail order issuance to other areas or 2,178 passenger and 6,116 commercial
plates for Provincial Government vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia.    Issuance of 3,204 passenger and 1,826 commercial plates issued at Alert Bay, Bella Coola, Port Alice, Port Hardy, and Port McNeill,
who account through Victoria, has been deducted.    Issuance at Sidney, which also accounts through Victoria,
is included.   Passenger, 95,178; commercial, 18,825.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 31
Summary of Total Motor-vehicle Licences Issued Under the Motor-vehicle Act and
the Department of Commercial Transport Act During the 1973 Licence-year,
by Issuing Office.
Issuing
Registrations
Used
New
Renewals
Total
Abbotsford..
Alberni	
Ashcroft	
Atlin	
Burnaby1	
Burns Lake	
Campbell River.
Chilliwack.	
Clinton	
Cloverdale	
Courtenay	
Cranbrook	
Creston	
Dawson Creek ...
Duncan	
Fernie	
Fort Nelson	
Fort St. James ...
Fort St. John	
Ganges ...
Golden 	
Grand Forks	
Haney	
Invermere	
Kamloops	
Kaslo	
Kelowna	
Kitimat.	
Lillooet	
Merritt	
Mission	
Nanaimo.-.	
Nelson	
New Westminster2..
North Vancouver....
Oliver	
100 Mile House	
Penticton	
Port Hardy	
Pouce Coupe	
Powell River	
Prince George....	
Prince Rupert	
Princeton	
Queen Charlotte City	
Quesnel	
Revelstoke	
Richmond1 	
Rossland	
Salmon Arm	
Smithers	
Terrace	
Trail	
Vancouver!	
Vancouver East1	
Vancouver-Point Greyi„
Vanderhoof	
Vernon _
Victoria^	
Williams Lake	
Totals..
603
317
86
35
,884
106
48
810
15
.681
856
790
312
774
406
878
381
8
568
51
457
91
336
211
,766
43
,062
291
28
98
114
902
549
,320
,475
146
23
813
18
200
146
,392
333
78
2
288
267
,382
13
522
188
254
227
,782
,094
,462
216
921
,763
427
2,239
1,443
126
14
9,750
266
134
2,385
13
3,829
2,272
1,653
495
1,602
1,358
793
320
10
1,323
26
613
307
2,137
221
4,526
16
3,025
478
80
338
359
3,293
1,230
10,803
7,980
213
137
2,295
57
67
564
4,972
729
112
3
1,125
358
5,031
36
714
993
1,246
1,311
17,398
10,755
6,206
187
2,390
11,238
1,655
41,309  |  135,239
I	
18,590
13,751
2,584
199
60,702
2,576
14
22,162
847
50,953
22,157
13,111
4,713
10,064
17,053
5,136
2,376
2
8,689
3,448
4,351
14,938
2,455
32,642
732
28,827
5,005
1,347
3,924
6,561
27,743
16,188
84,423
49,880
4,827
21
16,628
5
790
8,166
30,486
7,274
2,209
8,824
4,034
41,628
1,488
8,308
5,985
7,427
9,015
87,737
72,546
51,969
4,812
20,699
124,668
 12,139_
l,07i;874"
I
21,432
15,511
2,796
248
72,336
2,948
196
25,357
875
56,463
25,285
15,554
5,520
12,440
18,817
6,790
3,077
20
10,580
2,123
4,518
4,749
17,411
2,887
38,934
791
33,914
5,774
1,455
4,360
7,034
31,938
17,967
97,546
59,335
5,186
181
19,736
80
1,057
8,876
36,850
8,336
2,399
5
10,237
4,659
48,041
1,537
9,544
7,166
8,927
10,553
108,917
86,395
59,637
5,215
24,010
139,669
14,221
|  1,248,422
1 Vancouver—Includes issuance from Motor Licence Offices at 1730 West Georgia Street, 2410 Nanaimo
Street, 6237 West Boulevard, Vancouver; 574 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond; 4705 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby;
and Mail Order Issuance to the Vancouver area from Victoria. Does not include issuance at North Vancouver.
Issuance of 6,812 passenger plates and 3,130 commercial plates issued at Gibsons, Pemberton, Sechelt, and
Squamish has been deducted.    Passenger, 314,155; commercial, 57,477.
2 New Westminster—Includes mail order issuance to the New Westminster area from Victoria and issuance
of 13,364 passenger and 3,312 commercial plates at Port Coquitlam, which accounts through New Westminster.
Passenger, 81,651; commercial, 16,332.
3 Victoria—Does not include mail order issuance to other areas or 2,178 passenger and 6,116 commercial
plates for Provincial Government vehicles that operate throughout British Columbia. Issuance of 3,204 passenger and 1,826 commercial plates issued at Alert Bay, Bella Coola, Port Alice, Port Hardy, and Port McNeill,
who account through Victoria, has been deducted. Issuance at Sidney, which also accounts through Victoria,
is included.   Passenger, 95,178; commercial, 18,825.
 K 32
BRITiSH COLUMBIA
REVENUE
Revenue collected by the Motor-vehicle Branch from licences, permits, motor-
vehicle inspection, and other services, and in payment of social services tax, increased (14.30 per cent) from $46,203,672.22 to $52,812,085.33, an increase of
$6,608,413.11. Social services tax collections amounted to $7,219,650.84, as compared with $5,327,023.28 in 1972. These collections cover motor-vehicle and
trailer taxes on transactions which do not involve licensed motor-dealers. The
motor-dealers make their payment of tax collections directly to the Consumer Taxation Branch of the Department of Finance.
Offices of this Branch and Motor-vehicle Inspection (Victoria, Vancouver,
Burnaby, Nanaimo, and Richmond) collected 65.43 per cent of the total collections,
in the amount of $34,555,505.47. Offices of the Department of Finance, which
carry out our licence-issuing service in areas not served by the Motor-vehicle
Branch, collected the balance of 34.57 per cent. These percentages show no
appreciable change on the 1972 licence-year figures.
The location of Motor-vehicle Branch offices are listed and the 1973 revenue
collection at each office is shown:
Motor Licence Offices, With Correspondence Revenues, 1973 Licence-year
Revenue, by Issuing Offices
Abbotsford  872,594.70
Alberni   552,730.09
Ashcroft  124,055.51
Atlin   41,392.07
Burnaby  3,725,432.16
Burns Lake  149,760.69
Campbell River   14,666.04
Chilliwack   1,056,445.77
Clinton  43,411.03
Cloverdale   2,372,089.73
Courtenay  901,538.50
Cranbrook   746,399.40
Creston   282,081.89
Dawson Creek  764,992.22
Duncan   760,437.44
Fernie   533,258.63
Fort Nelson  268,053.60
Fort St. James  2,479.32
Fort St. John  825,612.10
Ganges  68,450.38
Golden  727,167.89
Grand Forks   221,134.86
Haney   594,896.31
Invermere   145,367.82
Kamloops   1,832,429.44
Kaslo  49,082.33
Kelowna   1,329,817.89
Kitimat   210,101.23
Lillooet   70,755.79
Merritt  205,383.04
Mission   274,948.92
Nanaimo   1,143,943.42
Nelson   704,011.73
New Westminster  3,558,265.98
North Vancouver  1,819,395.53
Oliver  185,170.96
100 Mile House   9,913.82
Penticton   720,393.56
Port Hardy   4,956.00
Pouce Coupe  281,002.89
Powell River   290,840.11
Prince George   1,947,133.50
Prince Rupert   314,952.79
Princeton   116,310.08
Queen Charlotte City .. 2,558.94
Quesnel   552,985.64
Revelstoke   252,496.84
Richmond  1,728,455.21
Rossland   53,257.66
Salmon Arm ..:  398,224.26
Smithers   367,511.26
Terrace   503,776.81
Trail  367,777.02
Vancouver   5,329,332.03
Vancouver East  3,304,342.87
Vancouver-Point Grey 1,810,499.71
Vanderhoof   316,639.65
Vernon   1,054,429.61
Victoria   4,696,963.98
Williams Lake  762,932.79
Total  52,812,085.33
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 33
Vancouver 	
Victoria	
Burnaby 	
New Westminster	
Vancouver East	
Cloverdale 	
Prince George 	
Kamloops	
North Vancouver	
Vancouver-Point Grey
Richmond 	
Kelowna 	
Nanaimo 	
Chilliwack	
Vernon 	
Courtenay	
Abbotsford 	
Fort St. John	
Dawson Creek	
Williams Lake 	
Duncan	
Cranbrook 	
Golden	
Penticton 	
Nelson	
Haney 	
Quesnel 	
Alberni 	
Fernie 	
Terrace 	
Prorate 	
Salmon Arm 	
Issuing Offices,
$
5,329,332.03
4,696,963.98
3,725,432.16
3,558,265.98
3,304,342.87
2,372,089.73
1,947,133.50
1,832,429.44
1,819,395.53
1,810,499.71
1,728,455.21
1,329,817.89
1,143,943.42
1,056,445.77
1,054,429.61
901,538.50
872,594.70
825,612.10
764,992.22
762,932.79
760,437.44
746,399.40
727,167.89
720,393.56
704,011.73
594,896.31
552,985.64
552,730.09
533,258.63
503,776.81
446,643.89
398,224.26
by Revenue
Trail 	
Smithers	
Vanderhoof 	
Prince Rupert	
Powell River	
Creston	
Pouce Coupe 	
Mission 	
Fort Nelson	
Revelstoke 	
Grand Forks	
Kitimat 	
Merritt 	
Oliver 	
Burns Lake 	
Invermere 	
Ashcroft	
Princeton 	
Lillooet	
Ganges	
Rossland 	
Kaslo 	
Clinton	
Atlin 	
Campbell River	
100 Mile House	
Port Hardy 	
Queen Charlotte City
Fort St. James	
$
367,777.02
367,511.26
316,639.65
314,952.79
290,840.11
282,081.89
281,002.89
274,948.92
268,053.60
252,496.84
221,134.86
210,101.23
205,383.04
185,170.96
149,760.69
145,367.82
124,055.51
116,310.08
70,755.79
68,450.38
53,257.66
49,082.33
43,411.03
41,392.07
14,666.04
9,913.82
4,956.00
2,558.94
2,479.32
Total  52,812,085.33
Revenue Equals 65.43 per Cent of Total Revenue
Motor-vehicle Inspection Station Revenue Included
Vancouver 	
Victoria 	
Burnaby 	
New Westminster	
Vancouver East	
Cloverdale 	
Kamloops 	
North Vancouver	
Vancouver-Point Grey.
$
5,329,332.03
5,143,607.87
3,725,432.16
3,558,265.98
3,304,342.87
2,372,089.73
1,832,429.44
1,819,395.53
1,810,499.71
$
Richmond     1,728,455.21
Chilliwack     1,056,445.77
Abbotsford __.
Dawson Creek
Haney	
Trail 	
Mission	
872,594.70
764,992.22
594,896.31
367,777.02
274,948.92
Total  34,555,505.47
 K 34
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby .
Nanaimo ...
Richmond
Vancouver
Victoria _...
Motor-vehicle Inspection Station Revenue not Included
$
Prorate (Victoria) _.
$
446,643.89
  324,139.25
  26,013.00
  149,806.75
  317,009.00
  198,835.50
1,015,803.50
Refunds
Legislation provides for refunding of licence fees paid in several instances
where the licence-plates are surrendered to this Branch. Prior to November 25,
1973, refunds were granted where a vehicle was removed from the Province,
junked, damaged beyond repair, or temporarily removed from use. On November
26, 1973, new legislation provided for a change in the licensing concept in British
Columbia where the licence-plates were allocated to the registered owner for use
on a vehicle duly registered in his name. A person who was allocated licence-
plates for use on a vehicle registered in his name can, upon disposal of the vehicle,
retain, destroy, attach the number-plates to a substitute vehicle, or surrender them
to the Branch, together with an application for remission of fees in the prescribed
form.
Refunds for vehicle licence-plates are granted on the basis of the unexpired
portion of the licence-year.
The fee for the unexpired full years of the five-year driver's licence is 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's examination.
(b) 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 following table sets out the number of refunds and amount of money
refunded for the 1973 licence-year:
Refunds, 1973/74 Fiscal Year
Type of Refund
General refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—
Passenger	
Drivers 	
Number
Department of Commercial Transport A ct—Commercial	
1,168
2
659
Relinquishment refunds—
Motor-vehicle Act—
Passenger   11,752
Drivers     1,355
Dealers   10
Department of Commercial Transport Act—Commercial     4,114
1,829
Amount
$
13,496.82
3.00
51,602.32
65,102.14
All-terrain vehicle refunds-
All-terrain Vehicles Act
17,231
15
130,268.53
3,224.09
264.87
357,213.08
Total refunds  19,075
490,970.57
43.44
556,116.15
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 35
ACCIDENTS AND CONVICTIONS
MOTOR-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
The following table gives a summary of the accident frequency during the
period 1964 to 1973:
Year
Accidents
Motor-
Number
per 1,000
vehicles
of Acci
Vehicles
Registered
dents
Registered
700,048
38,368
54.81
764,353
40,262
52.68
817,348
44,177
54.05
864,348
49,750
57.56
917,872
58,300
63.51
989,196
70,624
71.39
1,024,738
60,778
59.35
1,087,992
59,745
54.91
1,164,749
59.996
51.51
1,248,422
69,564
56.00
Injuries
Deaths
Deaths
per
10,000
Vehicles
Registered
Average
Property
Damage
Deaths
per 100
Million
Miles
Fatal
Accidents
Fatal
Accidents
per 100
Million
Miles
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973.
16,911
393
17,574
500
19,449
520
19,500
559
20,945
574
22,535
542
22,568
559
22,340
636
23,316
716
27,709
825    |
I
5.6
6.5
6.4
6.5
6.2
5.4
5.5
5.8
6.1
6.7
$
523.39
561.96
592.91
565.58
570.87
586.29
731.63
775.60
863.44
969.00
6.90
8.00
7.60
7.67
7.36
6.39
6.70
6.51
6.90
7.17
345
421
445
461
460
467
471
538
602
698
6.06
6.73
6.51
6.33
5.90
5.50
5.64
5.54
5.80
6.07
Again, we must report a substantial increase in fatal accidents from 602 in
1972 to 698 in 1973. Similarly, the ratio of fatal accidents to number of miles
driven has also increased.
Quite naturally, the aggregate property damage increased from $51,703,378
in 1972 to $66,372,052 in 1973, which is a similar increase to that from 1971 to
1972. With increasing costs, it is difficult to make just comparisons, but it is quite
evident that we can expect all our costs to increase for the privilege of operating a
motor-vehicle today.
 K 36
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in
Place of Occurrence
Killed
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Fatal Accidents
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Injured
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
Abbotsford-Sumas	
Agassiz Detachment	
Airport Detachment	
Alert Bay Detachment .
Alexis Creek 	
Armstrong City	
Armstrong Detachment ...
Ashcroft Detachment	
Atlin Detachment	
Barriere	
Bella Coola Detachment.
Blue River	
Boston Bar	
Burnaby Municipality	
Burns Lake Detachment 	
Campbell River Detachment-
Campbell River Village	
Cassiar	
Castlegar Detachment	
Central Saanich	
Chase Detachment _	
Chemainus Detachment	
Chetwynd .
Chilliwhack Municipality..
Chilliwack Township	
Clearwater	
Clinton	
Colwood Detachment	
Coquitlam	
Courtenay Detachment	
Cranbrook City	
Cranbrook Detachment	
Crescent Valley Detachment.
Creston Detachment	
Dawson Creek City	
Dawson Creek Detachment-
Delta Municipality 	
Duncan City	
Duncan Detachment	
Enderby Detachment	
Esquimalt Municipality..	
Falkland	
Fernie City.	
Fernie Detachment	
Field—	
Fort Nelson	
Fort St. James-
Fort St. John....
Fraser Mills	
Freeway Patrol A	
Freeway Patrol B	
Freeway Patrol C	
Fruitvale Detachment-
Ganges Detachment.
Gibsons Landing Detachment..
Gold River 	
Golden	
Grand Forks Detachment
Haney Municipality	
Hazelton Detachment 	
Hope Detachment	
100 Mile House	
Houston	
Hudson Hope .
Invermere Detachment.
Kamloops City	
I
Per Cent
300.0
-25.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.6
55.0
100.6
1O0.O
100.0
-57.0
—25.0
100.0
66.0
—25.0
— 100.0
—28.0
100.0
-33.0
100.0
—75.0
—37.0
83.0
22.0
50.0
83.0
266.0
33.0
-50.0
100.0
—71.0
50.0
—33.0
75.0
200.0
—50.0
33.0
— 100.0
150.0
100.0
25.0
— 100.0
50.0
71.0
7.0
— 13.0
—66.0
— 100.0
50.0
100.0
—22.0
66.0
—30.0
-25.0
— 12.0
57.0
20.0
-100.0
240.0
Per Cent
200.0
— 100.0
100.0
100.6
150.0
100.6
100.0
100.0
-37.0
— 18.0
100.0
33.0
-100.0
25.0
100.0
25.0
300.0
-33.0
—71.0
80.6
25.0
80.0
60.0
-50.0
100.0
33.0
-50.0
100.0
—60.0
200.0
—33.0
25.0
100.0
-50.0
100.0
-100.0
100.0
100.0
25.0
-100.0
60.0
80.0
15.0
1
—66.0
— 100.0
4
1
33.0
6
3
-14.0
7
3
17
9
4
-25.0
—5.0
50.0
— 100.0
3
14
250.0
71
1
101
69
105
9
28
7
16
9
27
9
6
20
82
115
100
1
12
25
55
13
18
11
22
80
86
1,430
1,553
35
64
86
130
100
133
4
17
67
111
39
49
65
86
58
92
69
49
117
69
120
228
79
88
72
100
256
290
468
566
199
281
65
74
65
95
35
68
101
119
50
58
61
80
278
302
113
166
79
161
55
59
85
86
64
51
14
2
51
51
16
27
111
119
24
20
124
166
1
266
309
354
428
146
171
42
31
57
42
46
52
21
31
135
113
53
86
315
341
50
41
264
257
100
150
52
67
8
8
35
70
335
505
Per Cent
42.0
52.0
211.0
128.0
200.0
—33.0
310.0
— 13.0
1,100.0
120.0
38.0
100.0
7.0
8.0
82.0
51.0
33.0
325.0
65.0
25.0
32.0
58.0
—28.0
—41.0
90.0
11.0
38.0
13.0
20.0
41.0
13.0
46.0
94.0
17.0
16.0
31.0
8.0
46.0
103.0
7.0
1.0
—20.0
—85.0
68.0
7.0
— 16.0
33.0
-100.0
16.0
20.0
17.0
-26.0
—26.0
13.0
47.0
— 16.0
62.0
8.0
-1-8.0
-2.0
50.0
28.0
i.66.6
50.0
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 37
the Province for the Calendar Years 1972 and 1973
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or (-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
PerCent
1           1
I Per Cent
1
$        1           $
Per Cent
55
63
14.0
316
144
40.0
189
263
39.0
201,272.35
245,259.31
21.0
34
60
76.0
180
253
40.0
123
180
46.0
137,564.92
186,313.90
35.0
7
19
171.0
36
113
213.0
21
60
185.0
15,996.95
40,525.24
153.0
5
13
160.0
40
43
7.0
27
33
22.0
15,980.00
23,471.00
46.0
5
14
180.0
51
62
21.0
37
47
27.0
37,292.29
73,560.00
97.0
*
4
-50.0
40
39
-2.0
25
21
— 16.0
19,526.30
15,584.42
-20.0
15
40
166.0
94
185
96.0
63
122
93.0
56,693.69
148,376.22
161.0
64
59
-7.0
339
340
0.2
236
240
1.0
326,800.82
479,763.78
46.0
1
6
500.0
7
12
71.0
4
9
125.0
2,210.00
5,100.00
130.0
19
26
36.0
130
142
9.0
86
111
29.0
90,836.79
137,511.30
51.0
9
9
29
70
141.0
24
48
100.0
17,385.00
44,992.60
158.0
9
15
66.0
61
51
— 16.0
51
44
-13.0
54,598.00
108,810.00
99.0
40
47
17.0
231
247
6.0
159
159
300,755.68
363,201.46
20.0
1,012
1,070
5.0
7,742
8,582
10.0
4,054
4,430
9.0
3,019,232.48
3,739,994.86
23.0
24
38
58.0
151
202
33.0
108
146
35.0
97,164.29
160,295.60
64.0
50
76
52.0
250
361
44.0
169
257
52.0
160,308.15
248,687.96
55.0
59
82
38.0
402
533
32.0
228
290
27.0
215,321.97
238,697.95
10.0
3
10
233.0
34
55
61.0
26
38
46.0
31,360.00
47,327.85
50.0
53
77
45.0
322
349
8.0
213
225
5.0
209,156.25
217,270.97
3.0
19
29
52.0
90
143
58.0
61
90
47.0
64,487.73
100,153.84
55.0
34
50
47.0
199
205
3.0
134
158
17.0
200,019.80
195,282.65
-2.0
32
55
71.0
204
277
35.0
135
178
31.0
114,578.88
191,492.76
67.0
37
31
— 16.0
134
173
29.0
103
133
29.0
229,218.72
218,888.53
-4.0
79
49
—37.0
496
420
— 15.0
294
239
— 18.0
215,910.56
181,893.27
— 15.0
85
162
90.0
604
949
57.0
357
576
61.0
270,011.58
464,657.87
72.0
40
50
25.0
210
264
25.0
161
188
16.0
339,852.48
212,599.64
—37.0
38
47
23.0
164
193
17.0
125
140
12.0
188,000.30
268,710.95
42.0
162
183
12.0
830
982
18.0
487
571
17.0
482,161.46
551,330.95
14.0
343
404
17.0
2,208
2,460
11.0
1,196
1,332
11.0
843,855.97   1,115,098.55
32.0
126
173
37.0
766
963
25.0
490
606
23.0
392,669.96
613,335.42
56.0
48
49
2.0
438
491
12.0
234
255
8.0
163,340.39
240,202.77
49.0
40
48
20.0
247
270
9.0
177
202
14.0
167,976.40
276,714.78
64.0
23
44
91.0
136
196
44.0
95
146
53.0
98,939.00
159,521.22
61.0
63
76
20.0
298
389
30.0
215
281
30.0
245,045.13
278,004.70
13.0
37
43
16.0
377
369
—2.0
205
211
2.0
136,546.09
146,135.88
7.0
34
50
47.0
222
215
—3.0
142
151
6.0
194,545.61
187,768.13
—3.0
177
206
16.0
1,132
1,379
21.0
659
815
23.0
532,619.66
709,456.88
33.0
82
103
25.0
521
506
—2.0
309
309
247,716.74
248,570.61
0.3
39
102
161.0
221
546
147.0
141
328
132.0
123,786.87
271,590.20
119.0
33
41
24.0
163
231
41.0
113
153
35.0
88,949.82
128,170.76
44.0
64
64
456
465
1.0
251
256
1.0
174,212.71
195,656.69
12.0
27
24
— 11.0
116
110
—5.0
87
87
92,219.63
116,573.82
26.0
9
2
—77.0
104
55
—47.0
57
29
—49.0
51,763.37
18,752.09
—63.0
32
34
6.0
161
229
42.0
110
153
39.0
146,309.17
212,777.64
45.0
10
12
20.0
44
59
34.0
34
43
26.0
47,039.93
48,173.00
2.0
55
60
9.0
354
346
—2.0
247
253
2.0
483,155.22
571,217.24
18.0
14
13
—7.0
93
93
62
62
83,534.47
45,523.00
—45.0
82
90
9.0
643
758
17.0
392
459
17.0
526,551.04
585,827.33
11.0
1
— 100.0
1
6
500.0
1
4
300.0
4,000.00
2,370.00
—40.0
146
178
21.0
902
1,071
18.0
443
536
20.0
513,753.38
643,317.57
25.0
237
282
18.0
1,446
1,790
23.0
804
962
19.0
1,046,592.74
1,200,567.54
14.0
80
91
13.0
271
304
12.0
199
205
3.0
272,028.34
351,527.87
29.0
21
20
—4.0
96
118
22.0
63
79
25.0
56,253.65
70,241.04
24.0
32
28
— 12.0
113
121
7.0
86
93
8.0
68,898.00
69,756.68
1.0
32
31
—3.0
167
168
0.5
108
108
79,850.56
146,295.96
83.0
19
20
5.0
120
103
— 14.0
92
80
— 13.0
94,007.76
104,511.04
11.0
77
68
— 11.0
426
350
-17.0
284
245
— 13.0
356,821.88
462,794.07
29.0
33
47
42.0
215
280
30.0
152
195
28.0
154,742.33
276,360.66
78.0
205
222
8.0
1,092
1,197
9.0
631
699
10.0
566,267.82
621,826.63
9.0
31
27
— 12.0
134
153
14.0
102
113
10.0
122,944.28
138,411.07
12.0
121
133
9.0
789
689
-12.0
494
450
-8.0
582,358.00
755,110.76
29.0
54
84
55.0
354
441
24.0
255
318
24.0
310,168.31
394,420.82
27.0
33
40
21.0
202
233
15.0
145
162
11.0
163,039.54
217,746.30
33.0
6
6
18
28
55.0
14
24
71.0
46,741.03
22,975.00
—50.0
22
37
68.0
119
180
51.0
78
130
66.0
60,619.20
155,650.88
156.0
236
352
49.0
2,078
2,810
35.0
1,080
1,554
43.0
856,562.67   1,471,272.30
1
71.0
 K 38
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary o
f Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1          1
| Per Cent
lfi         1S        —6.0
1           1
| Per Cent
14       12     —14.0
286
12
165
297
10
31
19
38
26
64
1
79
29
355
42
48
35
56
32
11
161
36
88
17
57
59
69
13
171
272
32
43
13
607
282
260
61
1
| Per Cent
157|    -45.0
22|        83.0
392|      137.0
2
3
19
7
2
1
9
1
— 100.0
133.0
— 89.0
100.0
200.0
2
3
14
7
2
l
5
1
-100.0
133.0
— 85.0
100.0
66.0
182      _18ft
21
76
28
40
41
84
7
79
58
413
52
41
44
84
43
19
215
56
65
4
60
54
94
28
232
341
46
42
32
604
327
252
64
110.0
3
1
2
2
1
3
1
2
2
1
145.0
47.0
— 100.0
-100.0
5.0
2
3
2
3
57.0
200.0
200.0
31.0
600.0
4
1
9
2
1
1
6
3
5
5
10
4
1
1
11
5
25.0
400.0
11.0
100.0
3          4
1 5
9|       10
2 3
1          1
1          1
5|         8
31         5
33.0
400.0
11.0
50.0
100.0
16.0
23.0
— 14.0
25.0
83.0
66.0
60.0
66.0
50.0
34.0
72.0
3
2
2
5
1
4
5
1
4
1
7
10
-33.0
150.0
100.0
300.0
66.0
—66.0
33.0
3
2
2
4
1
4
4
-33.0
100.0
100.0
300.0
33.0
—66.0
33.0
33.0
55.0
—26.0
1
3
3
3
1
1
3
—76.0
5.0
3            1
—8.0
3
1
4
1
6
9
36.0
115.0
100.0
-9.0
100.0
12.0
35.0
11
8
	
25.0
43.0
4
3
1
10
3
4
—25.0
100.0
150.0
100.0
4
2
1
10
3
4
—50.0
100.0
233.0
50.0
100.0
—2.0
146.0
4
3
2
3
2
2
—0.4
15.0
-3.0
4.0
—40.0
-42.6
—40.0
500.0
400.0
100.0
— 60.0
— 100.0
5
1
7
5
1
2
1
5
1
3
1
4
3
6
10
2
2
3
1
7
5
1
1
1
5
1
2
1
4
2
5
7
2
2
—33.0
63
82
161
35
188
40
144
108
9
71
43
150
28
162
74
130
190
21
12.0
—47.0
-42.0
—60.0
400.0
600.0
100.0
—60.0
— 100.0
-6.0
Pemberton Detachment	
—20.0
— 13.0
85.0
Port Alberni City	
—9.0
75.0
133.0
3
5
2
1
1
8
23
4
66.0
100.0
100.0
—50.0
166.0
—4.0
33.0
— 100.0
-23.0
3
5
2
1
1
7
19
4
66.0
100.0
100.0
-50.0
133.0
—5.0
33.0
— 100.0
42
70
46
46
279
364
63
24
157
9
11
199
23
24
95
86
89
67
66
307
415
81
39
174
6
8
213
38
22
117
104.0
27.0
45.0
2
3
24
3
4
13
2
3
20
3
2
9
43.0
10.0
14.0
28.0
62.0
10
9
10.0
Qualicum Detachment	
—33.0
1
8
2
— 100.0
112.0
250.0
100.0
550.0
1
8
2
12
3
2
9
-100.0
50.0
50.0
100.0
350.0
-27.0
17
7
2
13
7.0
65.0
-8.0
2
2
23.0
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 39
Province f
or the Calendar Years 1972 and 1973—Continued
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
Percent
1           1
| Per Cent
$
I           .
Per Cent
173
97
—43.0
1,033
532
—48.0
667|     357|    —46.0
746,277.27
641,429.72
-14.0
6
16
166.0
36
63
75.0
27|       52|        92.0
27,023.14
60,004.00
122.0
118
251
112.0
965
1,8881      95.0
512   1,027       100.0
367,223.28
854,697.89
132.0
186
122
— 34.0
1,156
664
—42.0
680|     427
— 37.0
618,942.48
405,475.10
—34.0
6
14
133.0
28
47
67.0
23|       32
39.0
21,737.52
34,200.47
57.0
16
39
143.0
114
169
48.0
83 [     120
44.0
131,890.57
177,663.94
34.0
14
18
28.0
129
136
5.0
77|       83
7.0
49,438.93
67,777.69
37.0
27
26
—3.0
128
108
-15.0
931       81
— 12.0
113,823.84
84,762.82
-25.0
20
25
25.0
172
135
-21.0
99|       90
—9.0
89,310.73
114,247.74
27.0
40
50
25.0
329
373
13.0
1771     200
12.0
169,821.62
172,902.02
1.0
1
5
400.0
5
23
360.0
3        17
466.0
1,251.00
10,475.00
737.0
47
44
—6.0
197
256
29.0
128
159
24.0
146,691.78
164,763.84
12.0
21
32
52.0
146
168
15.0
99
127
28.0
90,693.95
135,522.68
49.0
228
272
19.0
1,116
1,510
35.0
641
864
34.0
528,596.51
770,662.92
45.0
25
28
12.0
148
175
18.0
107
123
14.0
111,484.31
130,686.57
17.0
27
26
—3.0
227
217
-4.0
103
100
—2.0
95,149.98
116,562.46
22.0
19
33
73.0
113
146
29.0
79
107
35.0
80,715.58
129,833.00
60,0
28
37
32.0
121
182
50.0
85
123
44.0
187,470.00
257,548.66
37.0
23
29
26.0
216
211
—2.0
145
139
—4.0
181,401.13
137,673.53
—24.0
7
12
71.0
27
44
62.0
20
33
65.0
28,381.16
25,577.00
-9.0
108
153
41.0
752
1,012
34.0
451
585
29.0
387,618.27
533,776.13
37.0
24
34
41.0
92
131
42.0
78
102
30.0
119,311.86
158,489.57
32.0
55
43
—21.0
383
328
— 14.0
259
228
— 11.0
228,256.02
225,864.02
— 1.0
10
3
-70.0
59
42
-28.0
46
26
—43.0
62,353.18
30,080.00
-51.0
31
38
22.0
128
189
47.0
91
143
57.0
124,084.65
180,161.58
45.0
33
36
9.0
182
149
— 18.0
110
104
-5.0
103,935.47
93,746.78
—9.0
46
56
21.0
267
351
31.0
173
207
19.0
131,300.26
199,868.78
52.0
11
19
72.0
96
102
6.0
68
69
1.0
59,401.53
123,582.47
108.0
117
146
24.0
919
1,227
33.0
491
645
31.0
334,760.06
498,018.73
48.0
184
216
17.0
949
1,103
16.0
561
672
19.0
469,370.47
663,693.91
41.0
21
34
61.0
245
343
40.0
135
197
45.0
112,188.83
143,231.23
27.0
28
26
—7.0
157
193
22.0
108
143
32.0
137,338.11
151,194.50
10.0
11
19
72.0
55
70
27.0
42
53
26.0
40,954.24
50,017.84
22.0
434
424
-2.0
2,893
3,251
12.0
1,494
1,711
14.0
1,160,922.94
1,443,940.38
24.0
188
233
23.0
1,507
2,085
38.0
761
1,059
39.0
544,107.20
832,191.29
52.0
187
188
0.5
1,644
1,590
—3.0
884
868
— 1.0
590,345.59
699,169.19
18.0
50
52
4.0
293
326
11.0
161
183
13.0
109,858.12
145,335.26
32.0
3
126
5
171
66.0
35.0
2
88
3
113
50.0
28.0
800.00
146,597.20
2,950.00
141,377.22
268.0
—3.0
40
37
—7.0
45
35
—22.0
168
151
— 10.0
113
103
-8.0
112,038.90
118,130.58
5.0
96
82
— 14.0
413
472
14.0
277
306
10.0
320,975.07
311,432.96
-2.0
21
20
—4.0
84
117
41.0
69
83
20.0
60,645.92
105,201.16
73.0
122
114
—6.0
656
847
29.0
350
473
35.0
306,902.55
365,446.70
19.0
28
49
75.0
132
202
53.0
90
147
63.0
95,516.05
163,945.45
71.0
98
94
—4.0
736
877
19.0
403
477
18.0
289,478.52
382,701.78
32.0
65
120
84.0
284
419
47.0
197
302
53.0
194,755.78
343,372.23
76.0
7
10
42.0
60
69
15.0
41
43
4.0
34,084.10
50,789.23
49.0
8
3
—62.0
5
2
—60.0
5,850.00
2,500.00
208,703.88
—57.0
26
46
20.0
219
271
23.0
152
192
26.0
146,300.59
42.0
52
61
17.0
425
476
12.0
220
264
20.0
161,787.40
220,643.46
36.0
29
45
55.0
163
205
25.0
105
146
39.0
78,278.02
129,934.65
65.0
34
48
41.0
262
341
30.0
160
200
25.0
102,842.34
171,668.57
66.0
199
208
4.0
2,150
2,171
0.9
1,147
1,181
4.0
893,246.81
1,066,923.96
19.0
206
237
15.0
1,160
1,335
15.0
738
850
15.0
991,047.39
1,171,199.20
18.0
43
64
48.0
478
454
—5.0
270
257
—4.0
185,051.05
183,405.24
—0.8
15
25
66.0
88
75
-14.0
61
60
-1.0
71,629.49
119,287.32
66.0
90
92
2.0
476
450
—5.0
317
312
— 1.0
396,304.67
431,725.50
8.0
6
5
-16.0
31
41
32.0
20
29
45.0
14,959.00
27,286.50
82.0
6
5
— 16.0
26
30
15.0
22
22
19,905.00
547,562.72
19,558.64
— 1.0
126
138
9.0
808
883
9.0
504
561
11.0
798,589.91
45.0
16
20
25.0
104
130
25.0
80
105
31.0
79,272.60
93,693.73
18.0
20
15
—25.0
161
170
5.0
94
93
-1.0
74,881.32
70,481.04
-5.0
49
71
44.0
256
295
15.0
178
209
17.0
270,754.82
484,717.58
79.0
 K 40
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the
Killed
Fatal Accidents
Injured
Place of Occurrence
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
Increase
or (-)
Decrease
1972
1973
Increase
or(-)
Decrease
4
14
Per Cent
250.0
4
11
Per Cent
175.0
438
8
469
37
92
46
64
97
51
68
46
52
65
59
199
18
80
1,376
7
5
53
63
14
36
40
30
46
29
4,451
97
133
154
741
6
334
75
204
594
13
522
48
89
39
49
74
66
49
111
76
65
41
256
19
56
1,747
9
2
79
50
31
62
41
50
62
26
5,554
95
141
170
757
5
372
56
267
Per Cent
35.0
62.0
5
2
2
1
4
3
4
3
3
1
1
8
15
6
2
5
1
4
3
3
3
5
2
4
13
3
5
2
23
1
20.0
5
2
2
1
4
3
4
3
3
1
1
5
11
6
2
5
1
4
3
3
3
3
2
4
10
3
2
2
21
1
	
20.0
11.0
29.0
150.0
150.0
—3.0
-15.0
—23.0
—23.0
—25.0
-25.0
29.0
—27.0
66.0
100.0
300.0
62.0
— 80.0
100.0
141.0
100.0
300.0
100.0
—72.0
100.0
46.0
-30.0
28.0
5.0
2
27
2
25
— 30.0
— 14.0
100.0
— 16.0
100.0
26.0
28.0
-60.0
3
1
9
200.0
— 100.0
100.0
—50.0
50.0
100.0
-100.0
100.0
— 14.0
9.0
-20.0
— 11.0
	
3
1
8
	
1
1
1
1
	
166.0
— 100.0
100.0
49.0
—20.0
2
1
3
2
121.0
Trail City
2
2
1
4
1
2
1
3
72.0
-50.0
2.0
66.0
— 100.0
100.0
— 10.0
—20.0
33.0
34.0
2
58
12
4
8
7
1
4
2
53
8
4
7
7
1
4
— 10.0
68
11
5
9
7
59
10
3
7
7
24,0
—2.0
6.0
10.0
2.0
100.0
—20.0
— 100.0
20.0
100.0
—20.0
— 100.0
18.0
— 16.0
5
2
15
5
2
11
11.0
White Rock City	
—25.0
Williams Lake Detachment—	
18
13
30.0
Totals	
716
825
15.0
602
698
15.0
23.316J 27,709
1
18.0
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Province for the Calendar Years 1972 and 1973—Continued
K 41
Injury Accidents
Vehicles Involved
Accidents Reported
Property Damage
Increase
Increase
Increase
Increase
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
1972
1973
or(-)
Decrease
Per Cent
PerCent
1
1
Per Cent
$
1           *
| Per Cent
322
430
33.0
2,215
3,058
38.0
1,216   1,666
37.0
825,587.93
1,299,903.58
57.0
4
8
100.0
77
82
6.0
45
46
2.0
30,378.35
31,924.97
5.0
337
336
—0.2
1,900
1,988
4.0
1,059
1,113
5.0
782,368.70
963,774.32
23.0
25
37
48.0
122
164
34.0
86
119
38.0
172,832.77
165,491.45
—4.0
67
54
— 19.0
345
387
12.0
218
234
7.0
194,385.84
259,190.48
33.0
30
26
— 13.0
108
109
0.9
74
81
9.0
91,097.00
111,225.96
22.0
35
34
-2.0
174
208
19.0
123
150
21.0
90,628.96
141,630.84
56.0
47
46
-2.0
223
193
— 13.0
150
144
-4.0
146,536.50
173,412.26
18.0
33
34
3.0
162
136
— 16.0
108
88
—18.0
161,033.25
175,679.06
9.0
44
30
—31.0
193
187
-3.0
121
119
— 1.0
96,249.58
118,129.37
22.0
32
64
100.0
233
317
36.0
148
206
39.0
135,623.78
271,179.16
99.0
38
45
18.0
156
199
27.0
116
143
23.0
92,304.26
140,472.66
52.0
39
41
5.0
225
195
— 13.0
144
134
—6.0
122,122.58
178,883.89
46.0
27
23
— 14.0
122
124
1.0
89
84
-5.0
307,059.57
167,095.00
—45.0
115
149
29.0
586
684
16.0
395
452
14.0
356,010,85
617,656.71
73.0
11
14
27.0
63
69
9.0
42
50
19.0
46,420.18
54,698.98
17.0
50
46
-8.0
237
291
22.0
154
197
27.0
141,910.61
262,086.27
84.0
893
1,047
17.0
5,257
6,339
20.0
2,829
3,418
20.0
2,423,500.76
2,281,921.86
35.0
4
6
50.0
38
35
—7.0
25
23
—8.0
13,850.00
15,946.31
15.0
2
2
10
12
20.0
7
9
28.0
6,800.00
31,066.15
235,289.59
356.0
38
46
21.0
288
293
1.0
182
201
10.0
188,755.56
24.0
47
38
— 19.0
352
390
10.0
197
222
12.0
164,224.38
194,520.33
18.0
11
18
63.0
45
56
24.0
37
42
13.0
26,432.00
79,944.90
202.0
26
43
65.0
258
311
21.0
140
174
24.0
83,592.06
123,738,16
48.0
19
25
31.0
115
123
6.0
79
89
12.0
79,057.07
87,752.19
10.0
19
32
68.0
63
105
66.0
51
83
62.0
58,934.00
76,801.55
30.0
32
47
46.0
292
289
— 1.0
171
172
0.5
120,196.97
120,383.73
0.1
16
16
55
87
58.0
49
65
32.0
103,900.00
9,591,083.41
187,251.00
12,501,791.69
80.0
3,259
3,996
22.0
24,654
28,782
16.0
14,111
16,342
15.0
30.0
53
45
— 15.0
266
302
13.0
184
202
9.0
263,108.99
285,382.21
8.0
90
97
7.0
749
857
14.0
395
456
15.0
296,816.53
381,867.68
28.0
102
102
474
519
9.0
320
337
5.0
374,472.43
363,015.64
—3.0
576
543
-5.0
3,103
3,580
15.0
1,720
1,957
13.0
1,118,564.20
1,378,664.43
23.0
4
4
28
31
10.0
21
24
1.0
17,433.29
24,400.00
847,334.49
39.0
230
241
4.0
1,922
1,848
—3.0
1,022
993
—2.0
810,399.22
4.0
47
44
—6.0
306
326
6.0
164
174
16.0
129,824.44
123,341.13
—4.0
124
157
26.0
920
1,039
12.0
593
682
15.0
624,859.38
864,727.44
38.0
15,579|18,191
1
16.0
103,469
119,775
15.0
59,996
69,564
15.0
51,703,378.40
66,372,052.42
28.0
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K 43
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the Year 1973—Continued
2.                    HOUR OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
12 to   1 a.m	
2,205
2,538
1,765
1,048
551
491
753
2,323
2,813
2,201
2,542
2,988
3,169
3,630
4,086
5,333
6,584
5,334
3,615
3,831
3,304
2,958
2,660
2,838
4
47
39
30
14
10
11
14
15
17
12
14
18
24
20
33
30
50
41
52
32
53
55
38
29
594
698
520
276
163
121
191
580
685
494
579
700
790
916
1,053
1,418
1,645
1,420
1,040
1,121
905
792
700
788
2
1,564
1,801
2 to   3 a.m	
1,215
758
378
6 to  7 a.m.	
359
548
1,728
8 to   9 a.m.                   	
2,111
9 to 10 a.m _	
10 to 11 a.m	
11 to 12    m.                      ..         	
1,695
1,949
2,270
12 to   1 p.m	
2,355
1 to   2 p.m                	
2,694
2 to   3 p.m	
3,000
3,885
4,889
5 to   6 p.m.	
3,873
2,523
8 to   9 p.m	
2,678
2,346
9 to 10 p.m	
10 to 11 p.m -	
2,111
1,922
11 to 12 p.m	
2,021
2
Totals                               	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
3.                       DAY OF OCCURRENCE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
8,226
8,990
8,675
9,393
9,665
12,743
11,872
116       ]       2,347
74        1        2,307
5,763
2. Monday	
6,609
3. Tuesday	
81
65
72
135
155
2,160
2,450
2,399
3,276
3.252
6,434
6,878
7,194
9,332
8,465
Totals	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
4.             TYPE OF VEHICLES INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles Involved
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
100,796
16,002
387
693
198
1,614
39
17
29
753
232
6
3
1
43
25,196
3,913
129
170
53
1,170
15
7
5
74,847
2. Truck 	
11,857
252
520
3. Bus	
144
7. School bus	
401
24
9. Not stated._ _
3
10
21
Totals	
119,775
1,041
30,658
88,076
 K 44                                                    BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the Year 1973—Continued
5.                    RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
68
19
2
1
4
7
1
1
1
15
52
3
1
2
5
15
2
1
3
4
8
5. Driver disregarded signal	
7. Not stated  	
14                       1
Totals	
115                       4        |             26                     85
1                        1                        1
6.                    MANNER OF COLLISION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
28.732
209
7,383
3,063
4,504
21,140
6,163
11,974
2. Head-on collision or head-on side-swipe	
9,530       1           304
16,495        1              17
3,130        1                6
3,708                         6
7,969                   156
128
2,996
5. Side-swiped other vehicle going same direction	
6. Not stated _	
390
2,723
3,312
5,090
Totals	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
7.                       DRIVERS INVOLVED,
Number of Drivers
DESCRIPTION OF
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
86,509
23,917
9,349
891
126
24
23,190
6,698
62,428
17,093
770
8.555
Totals	
119.775        1        1,041
30.658        1      88.076
1                        1                        1
Age of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
7,638
11,071
21,462
26,467
16,892
13,702
8,702
2,331
2,258
66
129
189
244
150
122
64
21
32
1
2.176        1        5.396
3,148
6,029
7,235
4,406
3,564
2,150
597
599
7,794
15,244
18,988
12,336
10,016
6,488
1,713
1,627
4. 25 to 34 years     _ - 	
5. 35 to 44 years	
6. 45 to 54 years _
8. 65 to 69 years -	
Driving Experience
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
2,957
1,305
3,972
24,021
78,218
9,302
59
7
8
223
719
25
848
368
1,097
6,820
20,759
766
2,050
930
2,867
16,978
56,740
8,511
5. 5 years and over	
6. Not stated _	
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 45
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the Year 1973—Continued
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	
106,566
725
164
301
2,848
1,867
7,304
869
21
4
3
119
7
18
28,475
274
64
86
1,004
79
676
77,222
430
96
212
1,725
1,781
6,610
Licence of Driver
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
102,796
2,063
5,602
9,314
872
47
98
24
27,582
712
1,596
768
74,342
1,304
3,908
8,522
8.        ACTION OF DRIVER CONTRIBUTING
Number of Drivers
TO ACCIDENT
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. No improper driving	
37,195
8,028
18,036
13,935
10,733
3,745
451
1,622
313
1,589
11,697
2,003
481
124
217
2,199
69
377
6,848
16
7
414
150
55
19
3
118
4
16
3
62
147
3
3
9
1
14
4
15
9,898
2,296
4,344
4,353
2,966
966
100
528
78
523
3,373
219
36
32
33
139
24
72
635
11
7
26,883
5,582
13,637
9,563
7,764
2,661
347
8. Through street—did not stop	
1,078
232
1,004
8,177
12. Cutting in	
1,781
442
83
183
2,046
41
18. Cutting left corner	
305
19. Parked legally	
20. Driving through school-zone	
6,198
5
Totals   	
119,685
1,040
30,633
88,012
9.                         TRAFFIC CONTROL
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
48,413
85
10,128
8,166
2,772
578
2
23
40
55
12,424
25
2,827
2,076
839
35,411
58
7,278
6,050
1,878
Totals	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
 K 46                                                    BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the Year 1973—Continued
10.                                PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED,
Number of Pedestrians
ACTIONS OF
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
9
278
275
289
116
178
178
78
84
32
15
13
28
14
12
30
25
2
16
40
3
4
3
1
2
9
266
245
264
114
162
138
75
80
29
15
12
26
14
151
3
3. In street, not at intersection	
12. Riding or hitching on vehicle _	
163        1             12
3        |        .........
Totals                      	
1,753
150
1,603
Condition of Pedestrian
Number of Pedestrians
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1,583
20
43
92
8
7
126
5
1
14
4
1,457
15
42
78
4
3. Confused by traffic                  	
6. Not stated        .     	
         1              7
Totals                          	
1,753
150
1,603
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Passengers   -   ..
12,416
12,242
1,753
744
1,093
25
261
265
355
150
14
37
4
12,151
11,887
1,603
730
1,056
25
257
Totals    _ _          	
28,534       |           825        |      27,709
12.                                  NATURE OF INJURIES
Number of Victims
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
1. Slight shock and shake-up	
12,364
399
129
2,885
5,584
790
373
5,896
57
24
22
8
3
2
279
58
24
422
1
24
7
8
12,362
120
71
2,861
5,584
368
372
5,896
57
15
3
9. Cuts by glass (only)  -	
10. Drowned  	
13. Not stated             -	
Totals                    -	
28,534
825        |      27,709
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 47
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the Year 1973—Continued
13.                         LIGHT CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Daylight                                                       	
42,015
17,894
4,385
3,899
1,306
65
311
324
18
33
11
1
10,773
4,881
1,152
998
371
16
30,931
12,689
3,215
2,868
924
48
Totals       -                                       -	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
14. Amount of property damage for period covered by this report, $66,372,052.42; amount for same period
last year, $51,703,378.40.
15.     CONDITION OF VEHICLES INVOLVED
Number of Vehicles
Total
Fatal
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
994
29,497
85,166
2
205
719
8
265
627
5
139
251
4
45
70
6
177
394
1
46
64
24
69
8
5
8
18
58
12
218
620
1
16
33
1. Apparently good	
2. No chains (slippery road)	
3. Brakes defective...	
4. Steering mechanism defective
5. Head-lights dim	
6. Puncture or blow-out	
7. Head-lights-out (both)	
8. Tail-lights out (both)	
9. Glaring head-lights	
10. Head-light out (one light)	
11. Other defects	
12. Not stated	
Totals	
115,657
926
900
395
119
577
111
93
13
84
850
50
119,775
1,041
30,658        |      88,076
16.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
Number of Vehicles
Total
.
Personal
Property
Injury
Damage Only
721
16,880
42,611
69
3,825
11,261
21
1,242
5,060
15
2,213
5,176
8
139
2,396
113
1,620
4,554
1
86
1,135
1
58
165
14
206
534
4
2,519
5,473
2
62
334
43
357
1,011
13
797
2,119
16
654
6,247
1. Going straight	
2. Turning left...	
3. Turning right	
4. Slowing down or stopping	
Backing (not to or from curb) -	
Skidding	
Leaving curb (including backing)	
Making U-turn —
Overtaking	
Stopping (not at curb or off paved strip)..
Overtaking on right side	
Overtaking on left side	
13. Avoiding object or pedestrian	
14. Not stated	
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
60,212
15,155
6,323
7,404
2,543
6,287
1,222
224
754
7,996
398
1,411
2,929
6,917
Totals .
119,775        1        1,041        |      30,658        j      88,076
17.                           ROAD SURFACE
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
39,967
19,900
4,767
1,886
2,812
212
20
469
148
59
7
14
1
10,967
5,161
924
551
544
39
5
28,531
2. Wet surface  - -
14,591
3,784
1,328
2,254
173
7. Not stated                      ...  ._  	
14
Totals                                    	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
 K 48 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statistical Summary of Motor-vehicle Accidents in the Province for
the year 1973—Continued
18.                         ROAD CONDITION
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
3. Obstruction in road	
4. Road under repair  	
5. Obstruction not marked or lighted _	
6. Other	
68,058
400
282
536
158
102
28
680
3
3
10
1
1
17,779
102
72
166
40
24
8
49,599
295
207
360
117
78
7. Not stated	
19
Totals	
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
19.                           TYPE OF ROAD
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
66,022
2,741
364
271
18
129
19
660
32
1
2
2
1
17,419
587
94
50
2
34
5
47,943
2. Gravel  	
2,122
269
4. Earth...                 	
219
5. Brick or cobble	
6. Other	
16
93
7. Not stated -	
13
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
20.                   WEATHER CONDITIONS
Number of Accidents
Total
Fatal
Personal
Injury
Property
Damage Only
1. Clear	
2. Rain	
3. Cloudy 	
41,047
15,203
9,305
748
3,091
144
26
457
104
90
15
30
2
10,936
3,974
2,460
167
608
39
7
29,654
11,125
6,755
566
2,453
103
7. Not stated	
19
69,564
698
18,191
50,675
Motor-vehicle and Motor-cycle Licences issued January 1 to December
31,1972  1,164,749
Motor-vehicle and Motor-cycle Licences issued January to December 31,
1973   1,258,980
Convictions
The receipt of notices of convictions for driving infractions under the Criminal
Code (Canada), the Motor-vehicle Act, and the Motor-vehicle Act Regulations
and the reports of violations of any law known as a "Traffic Rule" continued to
supply information for the inclusion in the individual driving records of each licensed
driver in this Province. Access to these records is available by means of the driver's
licence number or by the name of the driver. The retaining of these records and the
furnishing of information which is invaluable for driver control is the main duty of
the Driver Licence Records Section. The control which is made possible by these
records is the responsibility of the Driver Safety and Improvement Section.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 49
Convictions Under Motor-vehicle Act and Criminal Code (Canada), 1970-73
Offences
1970
1971
1972
1973
Under Criminal Code (Canada) —
Causing death by criminal negligence, sec. 192 (as amended 1971) (new
sec. 203) -	
Causing injury by criminal negligence, sec. 204.
Criminal negligence in operation of motor-vehicle, sec. 221  (1)   (new
sec. 233 (1)) _	
Failing to stop after accident, sec. 221 (2) (new sec. 233 (2))	
Dangerous driving, sec. 221 (4) (new sec. 233 (4))..
Driving while ability impaired (as amended 1969), sec. 222 (new sec. 234)
Breath sample not provided (as amended 1969), sec. 223 (2) (new sec.
235) 	
Driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood (as amended 1969),
sec. 224 (new sec. 236).
Driving motor-vehicle while driver's licence under suspension, sec. 225
(3) (new sec. 238)	
Under Motor-vehicle Act—
Driving without obtaining driver's licence, sec. 18 (1, 2) 	
Driving without subsisting motor-vehicle liability policy, sec. 18 (2a) 	
Driving motor-vehicle otherwise than as restricted on driver's licence,
sec. 18 (6-8)  	
Driving without having driver's licence and liability card in possession
at time, sec. 19 (19 (as amended 1970) _.
Driving while right to obtain licence is under suspension, sec. 20 	
Using licence belonging to another, refusing to show licence, etc., sec. 56 ..
Failing to obey emergency instructions of a peace officer, sec. 124 	
Failing to obey traffic-control signal legend, sees. 127, 128, 152 	
Failing   to   obey   special   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	
Infractions of "passing," sees. 148-151, 153, 154-
Infractions of turning, starting, and directional signals, sees. 155-162 _
Failure to yield right-of-way, sees. 163-167  -	
Not exercising due care re pedestrians, sees. 168—172  	
Failure to stop at railroad crossings, sees. 174-176	
Failure to stop at intersections, sec. 177..-.	
Leaving vehicle improperly parked, sec. 182 _	
Backing vehicle illegally, sec. 184	
Operating motor-cycle with more than one person, sec. 185	
Requirements of safe driving on highway, sees. 186, 187	
Fire-vehicle safety, sees. 189, 190 	
Driving on sidewalk, sec. 191. _	
Opening-door requirements, sec. 194	
Illegal depositing of articles on highway, sec. 195-  	
Riding motor-cycle without safety helmet, sec. 207 —	
Miscellaneous	
46
858
604
5,832
319
4,920
1,141
28
867
519
6,311
894
6,878
6
2
28
757
439
5,607
842
6,246
1,230 |    1,012
13
23
736
409
6,699
938
6,275
853
13,727 |  16,734 |  14,939 |  15,946
3,392
3,141
901
4,399
33
281
12
7,046
163
1,247
26,920
791
25
162
1,174 |
868
1,017
858
616
48
1,512
457
238
6
9
6
46
11
235
484
29
3,806
3,240
947
6,759
42
264
14
1,735
27
501
9,926
225
23
121
520
373
266
251
114
5
423
399
67
4
12
4
7
12
196
412
24
56,127  | 31,319
I
1,295
2,080
761
3,364
11
163
5
166
98
504
18
22
15
50
16
36
31
12
2
40
274
9
4
9
4
4
4
185
289
975
10,454
1,544
4,118
1,019
3,320
11
167
5
173
2
81
532
15
14
12
38
29
28
14
13
2
56
585
15
2
72
4
2
3
156
377
163
12,572
 K 50                                                    BRITISH COLUMBIA
Traffic Violation Reports, 1970-
73
Offences
1970
1971
1972
1973
Under Motor-vehicle Act—
Driving motor-vehicle otherwise than as restricted on driver's licence,
sec. 18 (6-8)    _                 	
30
27
25,366
554
6,787
111,443
5,725
230
1,286
4,965
5,135
3,485
4,577
1,258
309
8,294
451
1,306
6
73
27
55
38
26
14
48
29,779
579
7,998
125,545
6,456
178
1,364
5,718
5,565
3,762
5,332
1,512
240
8,544
Failing to obey emergency instructions of a peace officer, sec. 124 _	
19
22,099
563
5,766
93,205
5,711
162
801
3,748
3,186
3,501
3,387
1,395
223
7,328
499
1,038
14
97
29
57
24
2
21
27,787
450
5,848
106,110
5,103
146
1,156
4,806
4,594
4,387
4,135
1,661
254
8,085
1,589
1,164
10
100
36
64
41
32
Failing to obey special signal signs re highway construction, sees. 134,
135,137  	
Exceeding maximum speed limit, sec. 140- 	
Exceeding speed limit passing schools and playgrounds, sec. 141	
Exceeding speed limit overtaking stopped school bus, sec. 142	
Infractions of "lane" driving, sees. 144-146 , -	
Infractions of turning, starting, and directional signals, sees. 155-162    	
Failure to yield right-of-way, sees. 163-167     	
Failure to stop at railroad crossing, sees. 174-176- -	
Failure to stop at intersections, sec. 177 — -	
1,212
5
10
34
84
35
9
Fire-vehicle safety, sees. 189, 190 - 	
152,854
177,579
181,453
204,023
8,809
10,791
10,963
4,816
Notices of Juvenile Offence, 1970
-73
Offences
1970
1971
1972
1973
Under Motor-vehicle Act—
Driving without obtaining driver's licence, sec. 18 (1, 2) —
Driving  motor-vehicle otherwise than as restricted on driver's licence,
sec. 18 (6-8)                              -	
1,516
197
683
72
14
14
50
62
19
18
42
60
5
3
408
2
427
2,659
153
3
53
110
183
70
165
30
4
275
5
38
1
1
4
1
13
3
Driving without having driver's licence and liability card in possession
241
221
1
455
4
416
2,548
148
5
55
93
148
74
151
23
4
269
42
2
2
3
5
8
27
Failing to obey traffic-control signal legend, sees. 127, 128, 152 . 	
Failing to obey special signal signs re highway construction, sees. 134,
135, 137                                                                               	
998
17
1,119
5,570
369
13
84
278
356
213
325
76
12
671
1,020
19
885
5,489
309
12
89
275
387
174
311
65
14
596
Exceeding speed limit passing schools and playgrounds, sec. 141	
Infractions of turning, starting, and directional signals, sees. 155-162	
Failure to yield right-of-way, sees. 163-167  -	
Failure to stop at intersections, sec. 177 —	
Backing vehicle illegally, sec. 184 ..,	
Requirements of safe driving on highway, sees. 186, 187. 	
94
94
2,845
1,980
14,994
12,695
4,623
4,755
	
265
	
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
SUMMARY
K  51
Offences
1970        1971        1972        1973
Criminal Code (Canada)-.
Motor-vehicle Act	
Motor-vehicle Act Regulations-
Traffic Violation Reports	
Notices of Juvenile Offence	
Total infractions	
13,727
56,127
8,483
161,663
14,994
254,994
16,734
31,319
6,571
188,370
12,695
14,939
10,454
1,344
192,416
4,623
15,946
12,572
5,361
204,023
4,755
255,689
223,776 1242,657
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DRIVING
K 53
Driver Improvement Program
During 1973 a total of 9,224 drivers was dealt with who had been previously
suspended or previously warned, which was an increase of 2,304 over 1972 when
6,157 persons in this category were contacted. This again indicates that much of
the unsafe driving is committed by persons who continually repeat their offences
and must be dealt with by the Driver Safety and Improvement Section.
Summary of Action Taken Under Driver Improvement Program, 1973
Age 16-17
Age 18 and
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Total
Warning letters	
Advisory letters —	
Notices of intent to suspend—
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Female 	
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Results of notices to suspend, interviews and hearings—
Licences suspended—
Male	
Female..
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Drivers licence placed on probation-
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Female..
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9,364
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5,151
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Examination of Drivers
During the year 1973, the Drivers' Examination Section of the Drivers' Licence
Division conducted the examination of 114,686 drivers and 95,195 of this total
were original licences.
It will be noted from the table shown below that 28 per cent of those drivers
given examinations indicated on their application that they had taken formal driver
training, either under the High School Driver Training Program or from commercial
schools. The increase in 1973, over previous years, in the numbers of new drivers
being exposed to High School Driver Training Programs and Commercial Training
Programs is encouraging and reflects the growing interest in proper driver training
courses.
Analysis of Annual Input for Year 1973
Male Female
Original licences   53,915 41,280
Examinations taken—
High school driver training      4,216 2,762
No professional training  38,450 24,755
Commercial school training    12,500 12,837
Unknown   16,609 2,557
Totals   71,775 42,911
Total
95,195
6,978
63,205
25,337
19,165
114,686
 K 54 BRITISH COLUMBIA
During the issuance period for commercial driving schools, operators and instructors, 84 licences were issued. Statistics dealing with the issuance of licences and
the examinations of operators and instructors are shown hereunder:
Driver Training Schools Statistics, Licence-issuing Period March 1,1973, to
February 28,1974
Issuances
Schools Operator Instructor
Licences issued  84 73 208
Terminations  1 2 47
Suspensions                          7
Reinstatements	
Totals       83 71 154
Examinations Conducted
Written examinations (first, second, and third)—
Passed      115
Failed           27
Total      142
Practical examinations—
Passed  89
Failed   31
Total  120
Original permits issued   160
Temporary instructors as of February 28, 1974  26
$500 Security Bonding, 1973
Bonded by surety  60
Security on deposit (parity bond)   21
Security on deposit (cash)   3
Revenue $
School licences ($25)   2,100
Operator's licences ($10) -   730
Instructor's licence ($5)   1,040
Total   3,870
MOTOR-VEHICLE INSPECTION
During 1973 the compulsory program of motor-vehicle inspection continued
in the Victoria area, the Lower Mainland, and the Nanaimo area. These areas are
served by five inspection stations with a total of 15 lanes. The stations are located
in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and Nanaimo.
 The
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 55
following is the number of inspections completed at each station:
Inspection Station
Approved
Rejected
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Victoria—
1972	
98,369
106,359
150,392
153,389
61,345
75,318
127,495
160,588
12,515
38,317
38,156
78,178
74,401
30,515
37,549
81,275
83,892
11,423
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Vancouver—
1972	
144,515
228,570
1973	
Richmond—
1972	
227,790
91,860
1973	
Burnaby—
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208,770
244,480
23,938
1973	
Nanaimo 1—
1973	
l Commenced operation September 14, 1973.
Notices requiring the owner to present his motor-vehicle for inspection were
mailed to 391,810 owners during 1973, of whom 72,995 required a second notice,
while 30,144 owners received notification of suspension.
The following is a summary of vehicle inspection:
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During the inspection of motor-vehicles, it was found that 245,421 did not
meet the standards and were rejected. The total number of defects found were
493,590, or 2.011 defects for each rejected vehicle.
When conducting the inspection at the inspection stations, 266 vehicles were
found to be in such a condition that they could not be allowed to return to the
highway. The vehicles were condemned, their licences suspended, and they were
towed from the inspection stations.
The following are the causes of rejection:
Causes of Rejection, April 1,1973, to March 31,1974
Code
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Age 2
Age 3
Age 4
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31.
Motor-vehicle licence..
Number-plates 	
Plate-lamp	
Tail-lamps	
Stop-lamps	
Turn-signals	
Reflectors ..._	
Horn	
Windshield-wipers	
Left window-raiser	
Doors, body, hood	
Bumper, mudflaps	
Headlamps.
Identification lamps -
Spot-lamps	
Fog-lamps	
Auxiliary lamps	
Wheel alignment	
Steering mechanism-
Tires, wheels	
Fuel system	
Exhaust, muffler.	
Service brakes	
Pedal reserve 	
Brake connections	
Air or vacuum	
Vehicle noise	
Parking brake	
Visibility ._	
Driver seat-belts	
Miscellaneous 	
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942
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275
447
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697
355
345
690
635
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45
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250
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225
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843
753
202
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233
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1,667
1,795
11,821
5,515
8,827
10,733
1,769
2,823
3,050
770
2,037
1,372
46,648
1,528
31
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969
5,895
19,213
14,503
324
22,056
12,310
2,483
6,254
520
1,889
4,410
5,115
1,000
3,710
561
1,133
4,892
2,494
3,934
5,531
820
1,494
1,802
446
2,789
1,383
16,993
516
21
167
283
3,048
11,788
6,617
353
9,939
5,345
2,119
2,760
200
556
2,598
2,319
496
1,514
Totals..
160,428
201,618
94,811
78
631
1,560
1,202
1,972
2,240
745
647
1,003
246
1,355
634
4,649
323
125
211
976
4,495
2,267
112
3,606
2,374
631
1,078
110
339
1,169
1,118
119
718
5,124
5,361
26,215
12,787
21,008
23,851
5,641
6,661
7,210
1,807
6,871
4,024
124,580
4,848
97
1,983
3,084
13,757
44,232
34,078
1,039
47,402
31,254
6,572
11,935
1,583
3,986
10,871
12,581
1,848
11,300
36,733
493,590
Vehicle Age Code: Age 1, 1969 and later; Age 2, 1964 to 1968; Age 3, 1959 to 1963; Age 4, 1958 and prior.
A total of 22 Authorized Fleet Inspection Stations has been established. Two
of these stations inspect all types of vehicles and 20 are authorized to inspect regular
trailers only.   A total of 3,538 vehicles was inspected and approved at these stations.
CENTRAL REGISTRY
The Central Registry was established in 1961 to record documents under the
Bill of Sales Act, Conditional Sales Act, Mechanic's Lien Act, and the Assignment
of Book Accounts Act for all types of personal chattels. In the case of corporations,
personal chattels other than motor-vehicles are registered with the Registrar of
Companies. The Superintendent of Motor-vehicles is also known as the Registrar-
General and he is responsible for the operation of the Central Registry.
The Central Registry accepted for registration a total of 400,134 documents
during the 1973 calendar year, an increase of 54,374 (15.72 per cent) when compared with the 1972 calendar year.    At the Fall Session of the Legislature the
 K 58 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Provincial Home Acquisition Act was amended whereby the Registrar-General
registered a "grant" given to an owner of a mobile home. The Data Processing
Division was required to key-punch 589,920 lien cards, an increase of 66,765
(12.76 per cent) over the previous year.
In 1973 the value of search fees amounted to $217,871.75, an increase of
$15,190.50 (7.49 per cent) over the previous year. The fees for photo copies of
documents on file with the Central Registry amounted to $3,175.25, an increase of
$323.35 (11.33 percent).
The Central Registry administers approximately 2,000 search fee accounts
which may be used to obtain information pertaining to motor-vehicles and driver's
records, in addition to the regular lien searching. This Registry accounted for
$163,712 concerning requests for driver's abstracts, a decided decrease of $242,928
over the previous calendar year. The decrease in request for driver's abstracts by
the private automobile insurance industry became evident when the Provincial
Government announced plans to enter this field of endeavour.
The total revenue accounted for by the Central Registry in 1973 was
$1,480,288, a decrease of $83,157.15. However, due to the marked decrease in
fees received concerning requests for driver's abstracts, this decrease does not give a
true reflection of the over-all total increase of activities in the Central Registry.
Statistical Comparisons for Year Ended March 31, 1974, With Year Ended
March 31,1973
Documents filed under—                                       kSyL fS Year
Conditional Sales Act     88,721 99,069
Bills of Sale Act  221,269 246,486
Mechanic's Lien Act     35,947 46,459
Assignment of Book Accounts Act          768 1,028
Companies Act          500 545
Provincial Home Acquisition Act           Nil 926
Late order filing documents under Conditional
Sales Act       2,201 3,685
Late order filing documents under Bills of
Sale Act        7,594 10,674
Documents discharged under—
Conditional Sales Act  1,648 1,553
Bills of Sale Act  1,846 2,372
Mechanic's Lien Act  1,279 2,773
Assignment of Book Accounts Act  37 39
Companies Act  160 185
Provincial Home Acquisition Act  Nil 1
Total documents accepted   362,970        415,795
Total value of—
Documents accepted   $998,404.00 $1,126,818.00
Search fees     205,664.75 218,939.00
Photographic copies  2,878.00 3,888.50
Total revenue    $1,206,946.75        $1,349,645.50
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS K 59
Lien cards key-punched by Data Processing Centre
re document registrations—
Serial cards  352,543        410,856
Alphabetical cards   188,145        200,436
Total number of lien cards  540,688        611,292
SCHOOL BUSES
Control over the use and operation of school buses engaged in the transportation of students to and from schools in the Province is the responsibility of the
Superintendent of Mo tor-vehicles. The control extends to the setting of minimum
standards for the construction and maintenance of these buses and provides for
their periodic inspection. This inspection is carried out on behalf of the Superintendent by mechanical inspectors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the
Motor Carrier Branch of the Motor Carrier Commission, and senior Motor-vehicle
Inspectors of the Branch. Mo tor-vehicle Inspectors at the five Inspection Stations
operated by the Branch are appointed Mechanical Inspectors for the inspection of
the buses. School buses in the Victoria area, Greater Vancouver area, and Greater
Nanaimo area are inspected at the Inspection Station in the area or by an Inspector
from a station.
In the 1973/74 fiscal year the number of permits issued for vehicles to be used
as school buses was 1,065 renewal permits and 88 permits for new vehicles, for
a total of 1,153 as compared with the 1972 figure of 1,183. Of these permits 24
were cancelled as a result of the lapse of insurance coverage or because of poor
mechanical condition. In the 1973/74 fiscal year, school buses were involved in
66 accidents, of which 42 resulted in property damage only. Seven students and
23 persons other than students were injured in 25 injury accidents. There was one
fatal accident involving school buses in the 1973/74 fiscal year.
PERMITS FOR FLASHING RED AND AMBER LAMPS, 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 lamp. The
regulations specify that certain emergency vehicles, tow cars, and pilot cars may be
equipped without obtaining a permit. The permits are required for vehicles such
as 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.
In the 1973/74 fiscal year, 101 permits for flashing amber lamps and 25
permits for flashing red lamps were issued. In addition, seven permits were issued
to allow the installation of sirens and red flashing lamps on vehicles. These vehicles
were usually ambulances or the personal vehicles of the chief of a volunteer fire
department in a small community.
No permits were issued for the installation of a theft alarm in a vehicle.
One permit was issued to allow police vehicles to install a device which would
cause their headlamps to flash white light.
 K 60 BRITISH COLUMBIA
STAFF
The staff of the Motor-vehicle Branch increased by 38 in 1973 for a total of
424 permanent positions. This increase includes the addition of 11 clerical positions, 15 Driver Examiners, 11 Motor-vehicle Inspectors (nine of whom were for
the opening of the new station at Nanaimo), and one Administrative Officer.
In addition to the permanent positions, the Branch also employed 79 temporary
employees during 1973.
A good deal of assistance was once more obtained from the Liquor Administration Branch during the months of January and February 1973, our licence
renewal period. Again we express our sincere gratitude to the Chairman and his
staff for the temporary assistance of 42 employees used throughout the entire
Province. These trained personnel assisted our issuers and adult staff and we are
aware that the work could not have been completed so effectively without their
very valuable assistance.
CONCLUSION
The Motor-vehicle Branch enjoys the continued co-operation of many persons
and organizations throughout the Province without whose help it would be most
difficult to carry on our activities. The various departments of Government are
extremely helpful and willing to assist us in the many problems we jointly face.
Particular mention must be made of the long association enjoyed with the Attorney-
General's Department and the members of that staff that we so frequently turn to
for legal advice. I would be remiss to conclude this segment without mentioning
the continued co-operation received from the Provincial Courts throughout the
Province and all the enforcement agencies with whom we work and without whose
valuable assistance it would be very difficult to meet our many obligations.
WEIGH SCALE BRANCH
F. Regan, Director
On reviewing progress within the Weigh Scale Branch for the period January 1,
1973, to date, it can be reported that the Branch has made steady progress in all
aspects of its work and responsibilities.
Manpower was increased by one Weighmaster at each of the following locations: Golden, Tete Jaune Cache, Port Mann Bridge, Parksville, and the Massey
Tunnel. This increase provides much better shift coverage and has enabled us to
give more adequate service to the road transport industry. In addition, we were
able to upgrade our Quesnel station by providing the Weighmaster with transport
and a set of portable scales. This improvement has resulted in much more equitable
enforcement in the area.
Headquarters staff have been increased by the addition of a Research Assistant
to the Director of Operations, whose duties are orientated toward the quality of
enforcement within the Branch and review and analysis of highway accidents involving commercial vehicles having a gross weight in excess of 40,000 pounds.
The opening of the Agassiz to Haig section of Highway 7 and the four-lane
construction of Highway 1 near Laidlaw necessitated the construction of a new
weigh station near Haig and a new building near Laidlaw. Both of these buildings
are of modern design, which provides for efficient operation and excellent working
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conditions. The weighing equipment embodies the latest technology in electronic
weighing and also provides (through an exterior digital electric readout) the truck-
driver with axle and gross weight information without h's having to leave the vehicle.
This feature not only speeds up the weighing process but has had the desirable side
effect of making the drivers of the vehicles more "weight conscious."
Since the beginning of the fiscal year, the Department of Public Works has been
responsible for the maintenance of the weigh-scale buildings, and they are to be congratulated on their efforts and interest in the program of upgrading and maintenance.
In the equipment field, we have completed two projects—one of upgrading our
office machines, typewriters, and adding-machines, the other being the installation
of electrically controlled truck control signs at the weigh-scale sites. These traffic-
control panels go a long way toward solving one of the most difficult problems in
weighing vehicles, that of communication of instructions between the Weighmaster
and the truck-driver.
In the field of legislation, the 1973 Fall Session of the Legislature saw the
adoption of amendments to the Act to provide for the issuance of a "floater trailer
plate." This licence-plate will provide an efficient means of licensing of trailers from
other jurisdictions that arrive in the Province by rail car.
Plans for the fiscal year 1974/75 include the construction of replacement weigh
stations at the following locations: Pouce Coupe, Yahk, and Prince George. These
will be of a similar type to those constructed at Haig and Laidlaw this year.
It is also intended to proceed with our electronic readout and weight recording
updating program, by which the present dials and beams in selected locations will
be replaced with new electronic equipment in an effort to speed up the weighing
process, particularly at the busy locations.
The manpower requirements of the Branch have been reviewed and when
implemented will enable the Branch to continue to provide a high level of service
and enforcement to the expanding trucking industry.
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FERRIES
B.C. FERRIES
C. Gallagher, General Manager
Growth has again been the key word in all aspects of the British Columbia
Ferries Division. Vehicle increases were almost 14 per cent and passenger increases
12 per cent. To keep pace with this growth, three more ships were jumboized,
increasing the individual lift-off capacity by some 60 vehicles and 240 passengers
per trip. This now brings the total to seven ships which have been stretched over
the past few years.
The Queen of New Westminster and the Queen of Burnaby were both enlarged
in time for the summer schedule and the Queen of Nanaimo was ready by the Easter
period in 1974. All three ships operate on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
service. Extensive alterations to docking facilities were carried out to accommodate
the larger vessels. At Horseshoe Bay, two completely new docks were constructed.
Departure Bay has been reconstructed with alterations to docking facilities and new
offices for the terminal staff, a new catering store-room, and additional compound
area (to hold an increase of 170 vehicles inside and 200 outside). Parking facilities
were greatly expanded at Tsawwassen, which provided public parking for 1,000
cars. Work was started in the spring of 1974 at an estimated cost of $1.5 million
to provide additional berths.
Terminal work was completed in the spring of 1974 at Saltery Bay, providing
an enlarged compound, new office building, waiting-room, passenger walkways, and
a new berth.
Work began in September 1973 at Langdale to provide an additional off-
highway holding area for 270 cars. Gulf Island facilities at Galiano Island (Sturdies
Bay), Pender Island (Otter Bay), and Saltspring Island (Fulford Harbour) were
enlarged and improved.
The highly competitive northern route to Prince Rupert continues to grow
rapidly with an increase of 1,078 vehicles and 4,342 passengers over the preceding
year. A cocktail lounge was installed on the promenade deck of the Queen of Prince
Rupert.
The Powell River Queen was modified to accommodate a greater volume of
truck and overheight vehicles.
The Bowen Queen was moved to Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island in
January to expand the carrying capacity per trip from 30 to 50 vehicles between
Saltspring Island and Vancouver Island.
On October 24, 1973, the Minister announced the awarding of a contract to
design two 376-car ferries and one truck overheight ferry with a capacity of sixty
40-foot trucks or 148 cars. Construction contracts have since been awarded and
building is expected to be completed in 1976.
British Columbia Ferries now operate 24 ships on 12 different routes to 23
ports of call.
Ferry services operate between Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Departure Bay) on Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver (Tsawwassen and
Horseshoe Bay respectively); between Kelsey Bay on Northern Vancouver Island
and Prince Rupert; a Northern Vancouver Island service between Kelsey Bay and
Beaver Cove; a Sunshine Coast Service (Horseshoe Bay/Langdale, Earls Cove/
Saltery Bay, Horseshoe Bay/Snug Cove); a Gulf Islands service with connections
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
An addition to the British Columbia ferry fleet, being built in British Columbia shipyards for operation in the summer of 1976, is a trailer vessel which will be 457 feet long
and 87 feet in width and will have a speed of 18 knots. She will accommodate 400
passengers, along with 60 large trailers or 148 cars.
Two new car ferries are being constructed and should be operational in the summer
of 1976. The 376-car ferries will be 457 feet long and 87 feet in breadth and will accommodate a maximum of 1,500 passengers.
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both to Vancouver Island and the Mainland; and a Saanich Inlet service on lower
Vancouver Island between Brentwood and Mill Bay. The total per trip carrying
capacity of the 24 ships at present in service is 15,711 passengers and 2,500
vehicles.
Total passengers carried during the year ending March 31, 1974, was
8,538,297; total vehicles carried reached 3,169,582. This was an increase over
fiscal year 1972/73 of 12.06 per cent for passengers and 13.81 per cent for vehicles.
British Columbia Ferries Division Traffic, April 1, 1973, to March 31, 1974
Route
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Buses
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Children
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626,526
390,094
96,400
73,558
71,618
51,606
95,892
69,837
55.381
128,376
134,893
49,570
12,176
15,066
8,730
7,092
11,994
5,672
12.8661
22,865
11,558
3,352
1,696
34
168
21
106
104
52
586
80
99,018
100,328
34,754
8,036
3,712
6,494
733
956
710
3,100,482
2,124,735
1,025,380
238,316
225,188
290,250
103,103
223,598
156,371
136,598
59,042
39,521
245.580         121.390
Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
Horseshoe Bay-Langdale _._.
187,150
98,446
24,652
20,678
30,463
39,825
24,218
3,342
Horseshoe Bay-Snug Cove
2,852
7,006
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21,637    |        5,087
10,160    |          455
2,319
3,021
5,778
2,895
1,003
435
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2,476,902
391,977
40,622
260,081
7,722,584
615,642
200,071
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COASTAL FERRIES
During the fiscal year 1973/74, ferry service was provided on 10 salt-water
routes under jurisdiction of the Department of Transport and Communications.
This was accomplished by a fleet of 11 major ferries. In addition, the Queen of the
Islands was borrowed from B.C. Ferries for tourist service on the Comox-Powell
River run during the summer season.
Traffic
The fleet carried 613,129 vehicles and 2,055,946 passengers.
Maintenance
All ferries were inspected during the year and repairs carried out where
necessary. In addition, all ferries were drydocked and overhauled, and relief
ferries provided interim service wherever possible.
Major Changes
Courtenay District—A new passenger-vehicle ferry, MV Nimpkish, was put
into operation between Alert Bay, Sointula, and Port McNeill.
Nanaimo District—A new vessel, the MV Kahloke, was placed on the Gabriola
Island route, replacing the MV Klatawa.
Mackenzie District—The vessel MV Garibaldi was re-engined and upgraded.
Ferry Revenue
$
Comox-Powell River   531,419.76
Cortes Island  55,326.10
Denman Island  43,965.75
Gabriola Island   117,912.06
Hornby Island   10,516.70
Quathiaski Cove  154,758.00
Nimpkish   77,671.95
Texada Island   __ 149,290.45
Thetis Island   20,173.00
Woodfibre   52,297.25
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COMMUNICATIONS
INTER-PROVINCIAL/FEDERAL—PROVINCIAL DISCUSSIONS
ON COMMUNICATIONS
During the year this Department took part in a number of meetings with the
other provinces and with the Federal Government to discuss points of common
interest in the field of communications. Meetings were held at both ministerial
and officials' levels.
At the inter-Provincial meetings, the discussions centred around the various
individual policies and aspirations of the respective governments in the field of
communication, in the areas of common carrier activities, broadcasting, and cable
television. The objective is to devise elements for incorporation into a new national
policy which will be flexible enough to accommodate each participant's aims and
objectives.
The only Federal-Provincial conference of Ministers was held in November
1973 and it was largely confined to statements of the policy objectives of the several
governments and a pledge to continue the discussions in a second conference
in 1975.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES BRANCH
J. B. Hall, Director
The work of the various sections of this Branch during the period under report
has been a responsibility of both the Department of Transport and Communications
and of the Department of Public Works.
The work of the Telephone Equipment Section continued at an increased
tempo. The additions of functions and of staff in the Government throughout the
Province resulted in the necessity to process over 35 per cent more orders than in
the same period of the previous year. Concurrently, the routine tasks of cost control,
investigation, and recording also increased in proportion. Improvements were made
in the Government private intercity (Telpak) network, particularly by increasing
the number of lines and by initiating a programme for direct dialling in intercity
calling. In some cases the objective of only one "equipment busy" per 10 calls was
achieved, but in other cases improvement is still required. During the year, major
alterations were ordered for the exchanges at Duncan, Nelson, and Williams Lake,
while new exchanges were ordered for Smithers, Cranbrook, and a number of new
rental premises.
The Telephone Operating Section continued to serve the Government and the
public in exemplary fashion. During peak periods when equipment may be overloaded, many operators worked under considerable stress to maintain good service,
and as a result have established a reputation for excellence. The Section is divided
into two parts, with a senior supervisor in Vancouver for the Mainland and another
in Victoria for Vancouver Island. Although the Department operates only the
more complex exchanges, these Supervisors are available to assist in the functioning
of exchanges operated by individual departments whenever requested.
The Teletype Section of this Department is relatively small at present and
provides a specialized service to limited numbers of people. The time has arrived
when the potential of this type of operation should be made available on a broad
basis. The technology and equipment for efficient message and data handling are
now available. The organization of a good Government teletype and data service
throughout the Province is a high priority project for the coming year.
 K 70 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Co-ordination of interdepartmental communications took place in an informal
manner by arranging meetings with communications-oriented personnel from other
departments, branches, and corporations. Involved were the Forest Service, Department of Highways, the Data Processing Division, Planning and Regulation Division,
Provincial Emergency Programme, B.C. Hydro and Power Authority, B.C. Railway,
Attorney-General's Department, Postal Branch, and others.
The Telecommunications Advisory Committee, formed as a nucleus of the
larger communications co-ordinating group, was active during the year. Activities
included a proposal for a hospital link between Vancouver and the Queen Charlotte
Islands via communications satellite, CATV proposals, interconnection problems,
consultations with Federal departments and regulatory commissions, land use for
communications purposes, a broad study of Provincial communications requirements, in-depth studies of policy proposals, etc.
Major assistance to the Department was provided by communications consultants retained on a fee basis. A preliminary report has been received and a full
report is expected on a detailed study of the existing and required communications
capability throughout all departments, Crown corporations, and associated authorities. This will facilitate reasonable planning to avoid duplication and promote
over-all efficiency and economy. With a different emphasis, the Communications
Department at Simon Fraser University has provided an essential input to ensure
that broader applications of the social sciences are not neglected in the development
and application of communications policies.
At the end of the calendar year, the detailed transfer of personnel and administrative backup for the Communications Services Division from the Department of
Public Works to the Department of Transport and Communications had not been
completed. During the long transition period the work of the Division increased
markedly, but progressed smoothly despite a growing shortage of personnel. The
efficiency of the Branch was significantly helped by the continuing willing assistance
provided by the Department of Public Works.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION BRANCH
H. J. Page, Director
Until the latter part of 1973 there was no department whose main function was
communications. It was necessary to draw support staff for the Minister of Public
Works (then responsible for communications) from various departments and agencies. Members now in this Branch were actively engaged in this support capacity
through participation in the Telecommunications Advisory Committee, even though
it was not until July 15 that they were transferred from the former Public Utilities
Commission staff to the new Department of Transport and Communications.
Through the first six months of 1973, detailed examination was given to the
problems associated with liberalizing the carriers' rules for interconnection of privately owned terminal equipment to the public-switched telephone network. This
was an area of intense interest raised primarily by the Federal Department of Communications. Concurrently, consideration was given to the policy position of the
provinces in the matter of cable television systems. The activity involved meetings
with communications officials of other provinces and of the Federal Government.
During this same period, the British Columbia Government intervened in an
application by CN/CP Telecommunications before the Federal Department of
Communications for construction of a microwave radio system from Kamloops to
Prince George. The Province held that there were already microwave systems
through the same corridor, that the need of CN/CP for the capacity to be provided
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 71
had not been demonstrated, and that other means were available to carry the anticipated traffic, means which would not require construction of more mountain-top
repeater stations over a route in which there had been considerable investments in
equipment. Members of this Branch worked with a Vancouver-based consulting
engineering firm to prepare the successful intervention.
On March 22 and 23, 1973, the first meeting of Canadian communications
regulatory officials was held in Toronto. British Columbia was represented by two
members now within this Branch. The degree of interest in the meeting was indicated by the fact that every province attended, with the exception of Prince Edward
Island whose representative had to cancel at the last minute because of sickness.
The Federal agencies, Canadian Radio-Television Commission and Telecommunications Committee of Canadian Transport Commission, also sent observers.
Contact is maintained with United States problems and practice in the communications field by a member of this Branch who is a member of the Conference
of Utility Commission Engineers. This valuable link facilitates discussion and
exchange of information on many items of common concern. This year, for
example, the experience of United States agencies in dealing with interconnection
of subscriber-owned communications equipment to their public network was of
special significance.
Since dissolution of the Public Utilities Commission the power of making
official decisions on such matters as rates and financing for Okanagan Telephone
Company, the sole significant telephone utility under Provincial regulatory jurisdiction, has been vested with the B.C. Energy Commission and more recently with
the Motor Carrier Commission. The work of examining these applications, service complaints, and general items which do not require official decisions, have
been handled by the Department of Transport and Communications within this
Branch along with other assignments of a general communications regulatory nature.
Procedures are presently being worked out to collate the responsibilities for the
two facets of Okanagan Telephone applications.
An application was made during the year by B.C. Telephone Company to
purchase the shares of Canadian Telephones and Supplies Ltd., an affiliated company furnishing installation services. The Government of British Columbia wished
to be represented at the ensuing hearing of the Canadian Transport Commission's
Telecommunications Committee and this Branch was requested to work with
counsel for the Attorney-General in studying the case, and to support counsel in
an advisory capacity at the hearing.
The Canadian Transport Commission is in the process of conducting a far-
reaching inquiry into the costs and accounting procedures of Federally regulated
carriers, including Bell Telephone Company, B.C. Telephone Company, CN/CP
Telecommunications, Telesat Corporation, and Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation. It is examining, among other things, cost-allocation methods,
depreciation, accounting systems, and treatment of income tax. British Columbia
is presently served mainly by Federally regulated telecommunications companies
and therefore has an obvious interest in the details of this inquiry. The Department
of Transport and Communications, through this Branch, is actively participating
in this inquiry, and so represents British Columbia in this area of communications
involvement.
Another specific project in the communications planning area is the development of a procedure for systematic review of all applications for use of Crown land
for communications purposes. Co-ordination between several departments is
required to ensure that the proper account is taken of the interests of various
 K 72 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Government agencies, users, and the general public. The first steps have already
been taken, and work is progressing on this project.
The Province has signified its intention to work with other provinces and the
Federal Government toward conversion from the inch-pound system of measurement to the metric SI system, and to this end a Provincial co-ordinating committee
has been formed. Under the direction of the Provincial Secretary's office, the
committee is composed of appointees from all sectors of Government service.
Within the communications sector, this Branch has been designated as the coordinating element.
In addition to the specific activities outlined above, the Branch is concerned
with a range of day-to-day functions related either to planning or to regulation, or
more often to both. Proposals are studied from individuals and companies who
have some special communications application to promote, reviews are made to
determine the significance to British Columbia of miscellaneous applications before
Federal regulatory agencies such as CTC and CRTC, and meetings are attended
with people from other provincial and Federal Government departments with
various related communications involvements.
COMPUTER AND CONSULTING SERVICES
J. B. Baird, Director
The main offices of the Data Processing Centre are located at 421 Menzies
Street, Victoria. The centre provides computer, systems, programming, and management consulting services to any Government department or agency upon request.
The centre has a staff of 205 and operates one large and one small computer.
This year has seen the centre embark on a program of expansion which will
make a greater range of services available to all Government departments. Computer-oriented systems and programming facilities will be greatly increased, the
embryo Management Consulting Service will eventually comprise 15 to 20 consultants, a Special Projects team of analysts and programmers will be available for
major computer projects of great urgency, and the software specialists of the new
Internal Services section will support analysts and programmers with advice and
assistance in programme design, as well as maintain and improve the computer
operating systems.
By the end of the fiscal year there will be approximately 100 persons on our
systems, programming, and consulting staff, while temporary extra accommodation
will be provided in a renovated area of our present old building and two rented
offices downtown.
The year's major projects have been
(a) the reorganization of several million computerized motor-vehicle and
driver records to conform to the data processing requirements of the
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia; and
(b) the conversion of all motor-vehicle computer systems to handle the
change from plate-with-vehicle to plate-with-owner.
These tasks were successfully completed, working to rigid standards and critical
deadlines.
Other projects completed include an improved system for maintaining teacher
and municipal employee contributor accounts and a computerized distribution
system for Beautiful British Columbia magazine.
Analysts undertook over 60 feasibility, equipment, or systems studies during
the year.   Their recommendations  included a new computer-based  accounting
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 73
system for the Liquor Administration Branch, and the installation of high-speed
terminals at the Water Resources Laboratory and at the Liquor Administration
Branch warehouse in Vancouver.
Off-line storage for our largest computer, model 370/145, has been improved
by upgrading both disk and magnetic-tape facilities. The tape drives are faster and
self-loading; the new disk facilities give triple the storage facilities and faster access
times. A punched paper tape-reader has been added to the smaller computer, 360
model 30, primarily for processing pollution control data, but also for use by several
other applications. A Province-wide telex network has also been connected to our
smaller computer to speed processing of welfare payments by the Department of
Human Resources.
To support the expanded services being offered by the centre, more powerful
computers and peripheral equipment are going to be needed. To provide for their
accommodation it has been necessary to remodel some areas of our old building
and relocate the unit-record machines and the 360 model 30 computer.
In 1974/75 the Data Processing Centre plans to move its consultant, programming, and analyst staff away from its old Menzies Street quarters and
temporary downtown offices into one location at 914 Yates Street. The computers,
key-punch, and operating staff will stay within the precinct where they will continue
to be available to users in other departments.
Presently we have a large backlog of projects. During 1974/75 we will have
recruited our full complement of expert management and computer specialists and
work will begin on this backlog.
Equipment, including high-speed terminals, will be added. Studies are in
progress to determine the extent of equipment expansion.
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ADMINISTRATION, PERSONNEL, AND ACCOUNTING
REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER OF EXPENDITURE
A. E. Rhodes, Comptroller
HOW THE TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION DOLLAR IS SPENT
Fiscal Year 1973/74
1. Administration and Engineering.
2. Weigh Scale Branch operation.
3. Motor-vehicle Branch operation.
4. Motor Carrier Branch and Commission.
5. Data Processing Centre.
6. Communications Branch (telephones).
7. British Columbia Ferries.
8. Aircraft—Maintenance and operation.
Note—During the fiscal year 1973/74 the above functions were transferred to the jurisdiction of the new Department of Transport and Communication from a number of departments.
For report purposes the expenditures for the above functions are reflected in the report of the
other departments.
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PERSONNEL SERVICES
A. Shaw, Administrative Officer
A study undertaken in the latter months of 1973 indicated a need for a considerable increase in establishment in the Weigh Scale Branch if the service was to
keep pace with the demands of the expanded flow of industrial traffic in this Province.
Requests were made for 39 additional positions in this Branch, all of which were
approved for implementation in the 1974/75 fiscal year.
In the Engineering Branch, the problem was two-fold in that the limited staff
of Inspectors was totally unable to meet the demands of an accelerated industrial
expansion program in the four particular industrial fields being served; and the
centralized headquarters in Vancouver was proving to be a major limiting factor in
the total number of man-hours available for actual inspection service.
To combat this problem, a total reorganization of the establishment was introduced to provide some 21 positions in the professional engineering, inspectional, and
stenographic support classifications for implementation over a three-year program, and which at the same time would open field offices at Fort St. John, Prince
George, Kamloops, Courtenay, and Cranbrook areas.
The first stage of this program included the opening of the Prince George
and Kamloops offices and the implementation of 10 of the planned 21 positions.
In order to provide an efficient level of service, and at the same time recognizing
the need for local office contact during the continued absence of the Inspectors during
normal working-hours, it was decided to combine the offices of the Inspectors with
those of the Motor Carrier Inspectors, and the Weigh Scale Supervisors at the field
locations, utilizing common stenographic services.
With the change to Transport and Communications came many problems—the
problem of maintaining continued service in the several agencies separated from
their former departments, the problem of providing alternate supervisory staff in
those positions of dual responsibility under previous administration, and the major
problem of providing over-all guidance and planning to bring the thoughts and
wisdom of the legislators into reality by moulding the orphan agencies into a functional and co-ordinated organization.
Among several considerations in this regard was the creation of a position in
which the prime function would be to co-ordinate the existing amalgamated flying
services, formerly of the Department of Highways and the Department of Lands, into
a fluent and operational organization capable of meeting the demands of anticipated
development under a much improved and expanded programme of flying services.
Immediate consideration was necessary to arrange for the transfer of payroll,
accounting, and personnel records from the several branches to the central payroll
and personnel offices in headquarters, and initial steps were taken to provide the
necessary support staff to meet the increased work load.
Approval was obtained for the appointments of certain key senior staff, i.e.,
Departmental Comptroller, Deputy Minister, and Secretary.
A. E. Rhodes, Comptroller of Expenditure, Department of Highways, assumed
the role of Departmental Comptroller for the Department of Transport and Communications, in addition to his current responsibilities with the Departments of
Highways and Public Works.
As a result of the abolition of the Public Utilities Commission, the Motor
Carrier Branch and the Telecommunications Consultants Branch were transferred
to the Department of Transport and Communications and arrangements were made
to fill the vacancies on the Motor Carrier Commission and on the Commission staff
establishment.
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
K 77
This was an interesting period, involving many establishment and individual
staff changes. The enlarged scope of classification variations contained in the
revised Departmental structure presented a challenge in the area of personnel
administration.
The following statistical outline of the activities during the reporting period
indicates a major increase in public interest in Departmental competitions, and the
general calibre of applicant has increased considerably.
Competitions held  25
Applications received   385
Interview panels conducted  27
Personal interviews  178
Resignations  7
Retirements   3
New appointments   26
Promotions within the Department  6
Transfers within the Service  8
Deceased   2
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1975
 

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