Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
In the Zone
Police educate drivers about speeding near schools
Released by Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Voice file photo
Families cross Bernard Ave on the way to the elementary school nearby.
hilliwack RCMP Traffic services, in partnership with Safer City, Chilliwack Speed Watch, ICBC, the City of Chilliwack By-Law Enforcement and the Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit have completed the annual ‘Back to School’ enforcement campaign.
The campaign was held a little later than normal this year, however, it was a success. The two week project had members of the organizations involved dedicate their time to enforcement in the local school zones. The goal was to draw attention to the presence of children in these areas, as well as reduced speed limits during school days.
Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Services, along with Speed Watch Volunteers and Safer City, attended various schools throughout the city for deployments both before and after school. Patrols were concentrated in the school zone areas during the day.
During the two week project, which wrapped up on October 30, 2014, a total of 275 violation tickets were issued, 121 of those were being for Speeding in a School Zone. Additionally, many local businesses partnered with Safer City to display ‘Back to School’ messages on their storefront. The RCMP would like to thank all those involved in this campaign and remind everyone to slow down in the school zones and watch out for children.
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