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Old 12-28-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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Road sign complain - who regulate road signs?

Ok, so i'm sure quite a few of you has seen this stupid speed sign with a strobe light on 5 road, near steveston, Richmond. And yes, i know there has been previous threads about this. However, i couldn't find anything about filing a complain.

I drive by this every day, and it flashes when i'm going 30km/h. It flashes when i see cars flying by at 80km/h+ or so. It pretty much just flashes when a car is driving by. Under normal condition, it's just annoying with the big LED speed reader and strobe flash. It's actually distracting as it takes my attention off of the road more or less.

So i was driving home tonight in the fog, and the damn thing is flashing again, but this time due to the fog it's blinding. I actually couldn't see anything when it flashes in the fog. I understand the big speed reader, but this strobe flashing has got to stop. I want to file a complain with the city, anyone know who to write to?
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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Give a call to the local municipal works yard, they can give you the information you need to file a formal complaint.

to make things quicker i have the information ready for you

Manager, Public Works Administration: Derrick Lim
Phone: 604-233-3330
Fax: 604-244-1248
Mailing Address:

City of Richmond
Engineering & Public Works Administration Department
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond, British Columbia

Barring that, Make a Complaint with the Public Safety Department

General Manager, Law & Community Safety: Phyllis Carlyle
Phone: 604-276-4104
Fax: 604-278-4222
Email: Phyllis Carlyle

Executive Assistant: Pam Portman
Phone: 604-276-4020
Fax: 604-276-4222
Email: PamPortman

Manager, Community Safety, Policy and Programs: Shawn Issel
Phone: 604-276-4184
Fax: 604-276-4222
Email: Shawn Issel
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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From the Transportation Act:

Minister may require remedial action

16 (1) Subject to section 22, the minister may furnish a notice under this section to the owner or occupier of land if the minister believes that there is on the land, whether or not that land is near a provincial public undertaking, equipment or a tree, fence, sign, building, vehicle, device, object or situation that, in the minister's opinion,

(d) is a nuisance that might distract the operator of a vehicle on or near a provincial public undertaking or impair the operator's ability to drive safely.

Section 22 gives the minister authority to act without notice in an emergency.

So, you could deal with the provincial road maintenance contractor as well as municipal authorities.
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There's been a 30km/hr construction zone sign posted on Goldstream in Langford for well over a year now. Work on the building it was protecting was completed a good 8 months ago.
Consider reading the research before commenting on photo enforcement:

Support Road safety through education, not speed enforcement.
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