Due to an increase in the number of traffic incidents in the CRD, ICBC representatives approached the CRD Board to explore the CRD facilitating increased traffic safety in the region through establishing a Traffic Safety Commission.
In June 1989 the CRD Board adopted bylaw No. 1718 cited as Traffic Safety Commission Bylaw No. 1, 1989. In February 1990, the Province of BC granted the CRD power to establish, operate and fund a Traffic Safety Commission Service. In November 1990, five municipal councils & four electoral area directors consented to the CRD Board establishing a Traffic Safety Commission Service. The Board then adopted bylaw No. 1828 cited as Traffic Safety Commission Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 1990. In 2008, Bylaw No 3520 was created to continue the Traffic Safety Commission previously established by Bylaw No 1718, and subsequently additional municipalities joined the service. The service continues to be administered and operated under Establishment Bylaw No 1828.