Monday, September 24, 2012

 

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Mounties hand out 242 coupons for traffic infractions in school zones

Released by Cst tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP, UFVRD

 

or the first two weeks of September, Chilliwack Traffic Services, along with our Speed Watch Volunteers and Safer Cities, conducted extensive school zone patrols and stationary enforcement.

 

There was a minimum of two dedicated projects each day focused on various schools around Chilliwack during the start and end of the school day. These projects involved Chilliwack Traffic Services Members, one or two volunteer Speed Watch Teams, Safer Cities, School Liaison Members and Auxiliary constables.

 

The main focus was on high visibility to reinforce the reduced school zone speed limits, and to increase safety for children and motorists in these areas.

During the two week event, the Chilliwack Traffic Services Members wrote a combined total of 242 violation tickets and warnings within school zones for infractions ranging from speeding in school zones and using electronic devices, to failure to wear seatbelts and disobey traffic control devices.

 

"The purpose of this project was to reinforce the reduced speed limits in school zones so that we can keep our children safe," said Cpl. Lee Dyson. "Chilliwack Traffic Services Members will continue to keep school zone enforcement as a targeted priority with this goal in mind."

The RCMP would like to remind motorists that school is back in session and to be aware of the school zones you travel through on a daily basis.
 

 

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