Patrol targets cell use

Anyone driving and using a cellular phone will be under additional scrutiny

  • Sep. 6, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Anyone driving and using a cellular phone will be under additional scrutiny.

Citizens Patrol is joining ICBC in bringing the Cell Watch program to Vernon during September.

“Cell Watch is an educational initiative aimed at reducing distracted driving incidents in communities,” said Regan Borisenko, Vernon’s crime prevention co-ordinator.

“The program is designed to remind drivers that it is illegal and dangerous to use hand-held cell phones and other portable electronic devices when driving.”

Police tell Cell Watch volunteers to set up Leave The Phone Alone signs at intersections and along major corridors to help raise awareness.

“Volunteers also set up at locations based on complaints received from the community or other stakeholders,” said Borisenko.