The District of 100 Mile House, situated on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc people, firmly supports the mindset that road safety is everyone’s business. With a population of just 15,000 in the district, it’s a small but progressive community. In fact, 100 Mile House has lowered all the speed limits on their municipal roads to 30 km/h, the same speed for school zones and playgrounds during posted hours.
The community continues to take all reasonable steps to lower the injury risk for their residents and vulnerable road users (e.g., pedestrians, roadside workers, cyclists, and people who use e-scooters, e-bikes, skateboards, etc.).
“It’s important that everyone plays their part to prevent transportation-related injuries,” said Dr. Silvina Mema, Medical Health Officer, Interior Health. “These injuries also affect our communities in other ways. There are significant personal impacts, as well as health-care costs, for people who experience serious injuries.”