Campaign targets safety

Lumby drivers are good about slowing down in school zones

Lumby drivers are good about slowing down in school zones.

However, other offences committed outside the school zones kept a Vernon-North RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services (NOTS) officer busy Oct. 2.

Police have recently received numerous complaints with respect to traffic in school zones in the village, as well as with the four-way stop at Shuswap Avenue and Vernon Street (Highway 6), so NOTS had an officer in enforcing the rules of the road.

In one hour in the school zones, the officer recorded the highest speed at 37 kilometres per hour

“While this is excellent news, and we commend the drivers in Lumby slowing down in the school zone to keep their children safe, our officer did note a lot of other offences,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy with the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment.

The officer counted 78 seatbelt violations that he did not write tickets for.

While observing the area around the four-way  stop, the officer wrote 12 violation tickets for failing to stop at a stop sign, five tickets for drivers using electronic devices, and five for not wearing seatbelts.

Three motorists were written up for having no valid driver’s licence, and one person was ticketed for having no insurance.

“The RCMP are reminding drivers that we patrol throughout all of our communities and will enforce the rules of the road at all times,” said Noseworthy.


Just Posted

Marriage proposal on the big screen at Enderby drive-in

Kelowna man gets engaged in front of hundreds to Vernon sweetheart

Vernon crash claims father

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Vernon tattoo fundraiser draws record support

Lineup around the block for start and beginning of Five Fathoms Tattoo event for Children’s Hospital

Mainly sunny Victoria Day in Okanagan-Shuswap

The South Okanagan is the hottest spot to be in the province for Victoria Day

Vernon chamber members do not want overdose prevention site downtown

Chamber reps meet with Interior Health to discuss proposed site for Vernon

VIDEO: It’s warming up across the Okanagan Valley

Grey skies are expected to fade and the sun looks like it’s here to stay

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Kamloops

A Kamloops Mountie had stopped the driver for speeding, but they raced off from the 0fficer

Firefighters respond to bus fire on Highway 1

Smoke in coach bus reported to have been caused by overheating, driver and passengers safe

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Letter: More cell towers, more radiation

The ever increasing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is creating a hell-on-earth situation for… Continue reading

Okanagan Regional Library hosts famous author

Author of The Woo Woo, Lindsay Wong will be in Kelowna Tuesday

Most Read