Speed on the radar

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP traffic officers will be focusing on speed in November as driving conditions begin to deteriorate

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP traffic officers will be focusing on speed in November as driving conditions begin to deteriorate, especially in the late-evening and morning hours.

Extra shifts for North Okanagan Traffic Services members have been scheduled for enforcement this month.

“Lower temperatures increase the chance of black ice and slippery conditions while heavy fog reduces visibility,” said Sgt. Dave Bell with NOTS.

“Drivers need to slow down and exercise extra caution under these typical winter conditions.”

Police will also be checking to ensure that drivers have proper winter tires, particularly if a collision has resulted where speed and weather play a role.”