Lumby’s Speed Watch Program has been a quick success.
The program started May 11 and officials have announced it will be in effect throughout the summer and into the fall.
“The program operates in support of ICBC and the ICBC Road Sense initiative,” said Regan Borisenko, crime prevention co-ordinator with the City of Vernon Safe Communities Unit.
The unit co-ordinates the Speed Watch program, operated by RCMP volunteers throughout the Lumby area.
The purpose of the Speed Watch program is to enhance road safety and increase the level of awareness of the dangers of unsafe speed and distracted driving.
The Speed Watch program has a goal of reducing the incidents of speeding by reflecting drivers speed and reinforcing the speed limit in that zone.
“Trained RCMP volunteers use digital speed reader boards and a radar unit and concentrate on areas where speeding is a major hazard,” said Borisenko. “Volunteers will be initially concentrating on the 60 kilometre per hour zones entering Lumby as well as school zones.”
Speed Watch operatives will also be working with Lumby RCMP, who will be issuing tickets for excessive speed or distracted driving.
“Expect to see Speed Watch operations around the Village of Lumby as part of village council’s investment into the RCMP Citizens Patrol Program,” said Borisenko.
“Please remember these volunteers are actively working to make Lumby a safer place to work, raise children and live.”
For more information about the Speed Watch Program or to participate in the Lumby RCMP volunteer programs, contact Borisenko by calling 250-550-7847 or e-mail email@example.com