Do you remember when speed limits were adjusted in BC?
Thanks in good part to Chris Thompson’s 2013 video Speed Kills Your Pocketbook (SKYP)
and SENSE BC’s advocacy work, as well as an engaged cabinet minister, speed limits on 1300 kilometers of BC highways were reviewed and adjusted upward.
Recently Ontario has hiked limits on one 400 Highway to 110 km/h.
However, BC and Canadian drivers are relentlessly attacked by special interests who oppose drivers and private vehicles.
Now, for the first time in 24 years, we are appealing for your financial help to ensure everybody sees Chris’ new movie SKYP2: Lying with Statistics.
On September 10th we had Chris' SKYP videos including the SKYP2 Trailer blocked by YouTube and a Canadian news network. There are many special interests who don't want you to see this video. We won't stand by and let this happen. Will you help us fight the fight?
SENSE BC is a grassroots advocacy group for drivers. We believe the safe and reasonable behaviour of road users should be legal. We believe driving is a necessity in Canada, and we believe good drivers make for safer roads.
Because of this, we’ve fought relentlessly for realistic speed limits on BC / Canadian highways, better driving skills and education, Keep Right Except to Pass law, and against Automated Enforcement (Photo Radar). We successfully killed Photo Radar 1 in BC in 2001, and we've been the defacto and only watchdog truly speaking out for drivers. We provide information to the public and media which would never be published voluntarily by those special interests who see drivers as nuisances, sources of revenue, and job security for themselves.
Six years ago, Chris Thompson’s video SPEED KILLS YOUR POCKETBOOK (SKYP)
was released, strategically prior to BC’s rural highway speed limit review. Chris’ video immediately went viral, getting over a million hits in just a week. Not only did it make waves in BC, but it was also an international hit. Jalopnik called it “The Best Takedown of the ‘Speed Kills’ Myth you’ll ever see”. Adam Carolla loved it, and it was also mentioned on Joe Rogan’s podcast. It appeared on the front page of Reddit twice, and the video was even translated into French.
In fact, the success of SKYP exceeded our wildest expectations. Where are we now?
The BC government is under pressure to roll back highway speed limits and, even more pressure than ever to cash in on unsuspecting motorists. In response, Chris has been hard at work on his second video to expose the “speed kills” promoters with a hard hitting but entertaining expose on the use and misuse of statistics: SPEED KILLS YOUR POCKETBOOK 2 (SKYP2): Lying with Statistics . What’s at stake?
You need to see Chris’ new video SKYP2: Lying With Statistics. Everyone in BC and Canada needs to see this video - taxpayers, motorists and politicians. It’s good, no, in fact we think it’s damn good. And it’s going to upset a lot of people. It's going to make them angry. It’s going to surprise a lot of people too!
What is it worth to you to see another takedown of the “speed kills” promoters?
Have you avoided a speeding ticket in the last five years because your reasonable and safe highway speeds were made legal on the Coquihalla or Island Highways? Do you appreciate Ontario is now trying (although timidly) a higher limit on Highway 407?
Do you appreciate the Keep Right Except to Pass signs?
Who is looking out for motorists?
Who is calling out the media when they simply regurgitate a government news release with little to no critical analysis? And who will advocate against the kinds of outrageous financial costs and burdens this government has in store for us?
Think of full time, automated speed enforcement (Interval Speed Cameras/Photo Radar 2.0), increased fines and penalty point premiums, increased insurance costs, and mobility pricing..., just to name a few.
We are doing the best we can, but this time… But we can't do it without you and we need your help.
The production is entirely Chris’ sweat equity. That's his gift to BC and Canadian drivers, and we need help on the distribution side. THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN
Please make a cash contribution to SENSE BC so we can get all eyes on this video and get the message out. Anything… anything helps. Consider donating the cost of a speeding ticket – the ticket that you didn’t or won’t get because of Chris’ tireless volunteer work on this video. Even $5, anything helps!!! Let’s not forget about the cost of Penalty Point Premiums or impounds that result in thousands of dollars in fines, fees and points; or higher insurance costs… there is no end to the shakedown. Please help us. Your donation will ensure wide distribution of SKYP2 and will help create public awareness about how motorists are viewed as easy pickings by your provincial government.
Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated. The SENSEBC Team.