I Confess

I am scared to drive in this city, so many reckless drivers blowing thru red lights, stop signs, aggressive, crazy speeding. been here 6 months and I have never seen a traffic cop. wtf

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That's true, eh?

Feb 12, 2020 at 5:19pm

We don't really have traffic cops. That's fucken weird.

Agree

Feb 12, 2020 at 6:19pm

Would like to call out the red car that recently ran a red light at W 12th and Cypress when a young adult and child were walking midway. Happened after 5:45pm today, I failed to get the license plate or a picture. Don’t put other people at risk!

Anonymous

Feb 12, 2020 at 6:24pm

Traffic is crazy. It's surpassed LA as North Americas worst but it won't stop the shallow, superficial idiots from buying 125.000 dollar cars, so they can sit in traffic all day.

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Feb 12, 2020 at 10:12pm

... the number of traffic cops I see at Traffic Court, when I visit, we have less than 10 constables who routinely write traffic tickets. There simply isn't any budget for them. Next City budget cycle, write to council and demand more cops for traffic enforcement. Write to the chief constable and demand more traffic cops.

Oh..

Feb 13, 2020 at 9:42am

... another issue is, afaik, cops don't think traffic duty is glamorous even though anyone in BC is far more likely to be injured in an automobile accident than a violent crime.

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It’s madness

Feb 13, 2020 at 11:26am

And yet so is a 50km/hr speed limit.

Speedy Gonzales

Feb 13, 2020 at 4:03pm

I drive $150,000 bmw. I have no clue how to drive it

Mr. Homer

Feb 13, 2020 at 4:07pm

Occasionally they have a project and you'll see them. On Broadway and Clark by the elementary school a few years ago they were nailing everyone caught in that bus lane during rush hour. Never mind the right turn from Clark is right there and the bus lane ends just after the school parking lot pull in.

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@Mr. Homer

Feb 14, 2020 at 9:18pm

They also sometimes write tickets by the offramp from the second narrows where the speed limit drops, but far and away the most frequent tickets at traffic court are cellphone tickets. Most people have no idea that extend of injuries (not fatalities) caused in BC each year by distracted driving, or just plain carlesness.

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I don't drive in general and

Feb 15, 2020 at 1:28am

mostly call Calgary home. I spend a decent amount of time in Vancouver. As of late, I can say being a pedestrian here is enough make me shake my head. A city obsessed with automobiles, despite what the image is. A different Maserati or other luxury vehicle
parks in front of my folks' place weekly. Drivers often race into a left turn, as we pedestrians
step off the curb to into a cross walk, then have the nerve to wave a thank you. I usually walk a an extra block on way home to the 4 way stop, as the cross walk closest to me is quite risky.
I think Seattle is maybe a bit worse. The drivers there seemed to never stop before the crosswalk boundaries- making a dangerous weave around the bumper type game for pedestrian types.
I was staying near the Amazon campus, and it surprised me to see the company hired their own traffic controller/ henchmen to usher their own personal into rush hour madness. Yikes. Yucky feelings.
If you don't want to drive in Van city or anywhere- I understand.

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