Speeders draw scrutiny from police officers

The Vernon-North Okanagan Traffic Services Unit will be conducting a traffic enforcement project

Motorists, you have been warned.

The Vernon-North Okanagan Traffic Services Unit will be conducting a traffic enforcement project from Monday to Friday.

“RCMP traffic services officers from West Kelowna, Sicamous, Revelstoke, Golden and South Okanagan units will be joining forces with officers from the provincial commercial vehicle safety enforcement program and provincial conservation officers,” said RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

Officers will be targeting Highway 97 North through Falkland and out to Monte Lake, and Highway 97A as far as Grindrod.

Teams of officers will be working day and night during the week to target the main causes of serious injury collisions and fatalities.

In particular, they will be looking for distracted drivers, impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, and people not wearing seatbelts.

“This is an opportunity for us to work with partner agencies to increase the police presence on our highways,” said Sgt. Bell of North Okanagan Traffic Services.

“Our message is, if you are prone to bad or aggressive driving habits that put yourself and others at risk there is a real likelihood that you will be caught.”