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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Driver Education

The ongoing education of drivers assists in calming traffic through driver awareness.  Knowing how to drive safely and to obey the traffic laws is another part of speed management and is an activity which does not stop once a driver has passed their driver’s test.  The City, RCMP and ICBC all have a part to play in educating drivers.  For example, the Speed Watch program, which was developed by ICBC, is one current program which makes drivers aware of how their speed compares to the posted speed limit.  RoadSense video tips provide useful information regarding driving techniques and road safety issues.

The City is active in the implementation of traffic calming projects each year, but this is not the only means of reducing vehicle speeds.  There are some motorists who routinely choose to drive at higher, inappropriate speeds and enforcement and education are an important means of influencing their behaviour.  It is important that motorists take responsibility and with this in mind the City’s Transportation Strategic Plan will be expanding our involvement in road safety education in partnership with other agencies such as the RCMP.  Through our joint approaches of engineering and education, we will continue to work on making our streets safe.

Speed Watch

RCMP officer and Speed Watch sign

Traffic Calming is not always the most effective approach to some traffic problems.  Speed Watch is a partnership involving volunteer citizens, police and ICBC, which is designed to help reduce speed-related crashes by raising awareness of the actual speeds drivers are travelling.

Volunteers use portable radar equipment and electronic digital board to monitor speeds in neighbourhoods, particularly school and playground zones.  Drivers get immediate feedback on their speed displayed on the reader-board as they pass.  Experience has shown that more than 70 per cent of drivers who are traveling 10km/h over the speed limit slow down when they see a speed-reader board.

Speed Watch helps address traffic and speeding problems through:

  • Creating public awareness about road safety
  • Community action to address speed-related problems
  • The collection of speed-related data
  • Assisting police to determine speed problem locations.

The Speed Watch mission statement is:  "To reduce speeding in neighbourhoods, through an awareness program operated by neighbours, for neighbours."

Please contact your local RCMP community policing (district) office for more information about the Speed Watch Program in Surrey.