Speed monitoring was kept busy in Spallumcheen in 2016.

Speeders burn up Spallumcheen roads

The highest speed recorded on Otter Lake Road was 100 km/h, twice.

Speeding – and in a number of cases, excessive speed – remains an issue on Spallumcheen roads.

The township has released 2016 statsistics from the joint speed reader board/traffic counter it shares with Armstrong and Enderby from March to November.

Statistics show that the board was placed in Spallumcheen at nine different locations, recording traffic in both directions, and there were locations – 1195 Otter Lake Road southbound , and Pleasant Valley Road at the municipal office westbound – where an excessive speed (more than 40 km/hour over the posted limit) wasn’t recorded.

The posted limit for the Otter Lake Road stretch is 70 km/h. The board was there from 11:10 a.m., May 4, to 10:30 a.m., May 9. The highest speed recorded was 100 km/h, twice. Once at 10:30 p.m., the other at 7:50 a.m.

The average speed for the stretch was 71.23 km/h and there were 1,699 vehicles recorded.

Public works manager Ed Forslund thinks there may have been malfunctions with the machine at times.

“For example, the northbound traffic on that same stretch shows it recorded only 271 vehicles,” said Forslund.

“There was definitley more vehicles than that, and there were a couple of others that seemed low as well.”

Pleasant Valley Road at municipal office, westbound, from Sept. 22 at 1:55 p.m. to

Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m., where the posted limit is 50 km/h, showed an average speed of 53.26 km/h, and a high speed of 80 km/h recorded, with 562 vehicles checked.

Eastbound on that stretch, the limit is 50 km/h, the high speed recorded was 90 km/h and the average speed was 61.77 km/h. There were 403 vehicles recorded.

Other roads in the township recording stats (posted speed limit, average speed, fastest speed, number of  vehicles checked):

1214 Otter Lake Cross Road, northbound, March 1, 12:40 p.m. to March 7, 10:30 a.m.: (50 km/h, 54.93 km/h, 100 km/h, 3,422);

1214 Otter Lake Cross Road, southbound, march 7, 10:35 a.m. to March 10, 12:30 p.m.: (50 km/h, 58.27 km/h, 110 km/h, 1,635);

4374 Larkin Cross Road westbound, March 10, 12:45 p.m. to March 16, 11:15 a.m.: (50 km/h, 53.01 km/h, 110 km/h, 2,530);

4374 Larkin Cross Road eastbound, March 17, 11:15 a.m. to March 22, 10:50 a.m.: (50 km/h, 63.44 km/h, 100 km/h <four times>, 2,365);

4544 Salmon River Road, southbound, May 12 at 7:40 a.m. to May 18 at 12:50 p.m.: (70 km/h, 78.58 km/h, 120 km/h, 6,245);

4544 Salmon River Road, northbound, May 18, 10:40 a.m., to May 24, 11:10 p.m.: (70 km/h, 83.79 km/h, 140 km/h, 5,317);

1617 Eagle Rock Road, southbound, July 5 at 2:50 p.m. to July 11 at 8:40 a.m.: (50 km/h, 51.67 km/h, 120 km/h <twice>, 729);

1617 Eagle Rock Road, northbound, July 11 at 8:50 a.m. to July 14 at 2:30 p.m.: (50 km/h, 53.90 km/h, 110 km/h, 451);

Lockhart Drive and McLeod Park, eastbound, July 14 at 3 p.m. to July 19 at 7:35 a.m.: (30 km/h, 39.88, 70 km/h, 1,820);

Lockhart Drive and McLeod Park, westbound, July 19 at 7:40 a.m. to July 26 at 7:15 a.m.: (30 km/h, 41.10 km/h, 70 km/h, 1,890);

Grandview (at school), southbound, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. to Sept 8 at 1:35 p.m.: (30 km/h, 48.24 km/h, 90 km/h, 244);

Grandview (at school), eastbound, Sept. 8 at 1:35 p.m. to Sept. 12 at 12:10 p.m.: (30 km/h, 53.52 km/h, 95 km/h, 471);

4233 Hullcar Road, westbound, Sept. 12 at 1:40 p.m. to Sept. 15 at 12:40 p.m.: (60 km/h, 66.13 km/h, 105 km/h, 852);

4233 Hullcard Road, eastbound, Sept. 15 at 12:50 p.m. to Sept. 19 at 8 a.m.: (60 km/h, 69.81 km/h, 110 km/h, 819).


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