Thursday March 22, 2012



Driver Beware

Promontory infractions jeopardize school kid's safety, expect blitzes

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP


major traffic safety issue has been identified in the Promontory area and the Chilliwack Traffic Unit, in partnership with Speed Watch volunteers, will be working to reduce this concern. The three-way stop at Teskey Road and Stoneview Drive falls within the Promontory elementary school zone and is of particular concern to police.


Speed Watch volunteers were out for less than two hours at this intersection and observed several traffic violations while monitoring the area. The most notable were 37 vehicles failing to stop for the three-way stop sign, 11 vehicles exceeding the posted 30 km speed zone signs, and 2 drivers using cell phones while driving. "For a number of reasons, not the least of which being the safety of parents and children in the area, this high number of violators in such a short period of time causes us serious concern," said Cpl. Lee Dyson of the Chilliwack Traffic Services unit.

As a result of the high number of violators in the area, the Chilliwack Traffic Unit will be conducting periodic traffic blitzes. "We will be employing a zero tolerance for traffic violations in this area and want to give people an opportunity to correct their driving habits so they will not have to face a ticket and a mark on their driving record," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.


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