City drives pace car program

Attempts are being made to slow speeders down on Vernon roads

Attempts are being made to slow speeders down on Vernon roads.

The City of Vernon is one of 10 Canadian communities that have received a $1,500 grant for a pace car program.

“The program involves seeking out community members to sign up as pace car divers,” said Wendy Majewski, transportation demand management co-ordinator. “These drivers then agree to drive in a manner courteous to other road users, especially pedestrians and cyclists. Pace cars are therefore able to calm traffic throughout a neighbourhood.”

There has already been considerable support for the initiative.

“Okanagan Landing Elementary School is on board with the program and East Hill Community Church is interested,” said Majewski.

Coun. Juliette Cunningham is pleased with the program, especially since speed limits changed on part of Okanagan Landing Road.

“People don’t like going 50 kilometres an hour when they used to go 70,” she said.

The $1,500 grant is from Parachute, a group dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

 

Just Posted

Coldstream celebrates spring with Easter egg hunt

The family-friendly event takes place Mackie Lake House Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Vernon woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vipers win pivotal game 5 to take 3-2 series lead

Vipers beat the Trail Smoke Eaters by a score of 5-2 and will look to end the series Saturday night in Trail at 7 p.m. at the Trail Memorial Centre. Contributed: Vernon Vipers Staff

None injured in small fire near Lumby

“It looks like it was accidental, definitely nothing suspicious.”

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read