Thursday March 22, 2012
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.
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