Thousands checked during Speed Watch events
2022-01-17 13:06 PST
File # Kamloops RCMP Constable-Community Connection
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The next time you think about hitting the gas a little too fast, remember, there’s a good chance someone’s watching.
More than 85,000 vehicles were checked in 2021 by the Kamloops Crime Prevention Speed Watch Program. The initiative utilizes Kamloops RCMP volunteers to operate ICBC reader boards and radar equipment to check and display the speed of those passing by, particularly in school zones throughout Kamloops.
Volunteers work closely with the Crime Prevention and Traffic Units to provide a proactive presence in high complaint areas, and to use that presence to help change negative driving behaviours, said Corporal Dana Napier, Kamloops RCMP Crime Prevention Unit.
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Speed Watch’s 14 volunteers attended approximately 50 locations throughout the city and followed up on vehicle checks with 48 warning letters to their registered owners.
The dedication of our volunteers makes this program a success and a benefit to the community, said Sandro Piroddi, Kamloops Community Services Support Liaison.
As 2022 gets underway, residents can expect to see more Speed Watch locations set up, perhaps in a neighbourhood near you.
Those who would like to be part of the Speed Watch Team or other prevention initiatives are invited to please contact the Kamloops RCMP North Shore Community Policing Office at 250-376-5099.
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