Speeding motorists draw action

Speeders on a Spallumcheen road are under increased scrutiny.

Council received a report from staff Monday about high rates of speed on Otter Lake Cross Road.

“We will discuss the issue with the RCMP,” said Cindy Graves, deputy corporate officer.

Besides possible increased police enforcement, the township is looking at ways to get residents involved.

Warren Smith, the rural program co-ordinator with the Safe Communities Unit, will make his business cards available at the front desk at the township office.

“If anyone has concerns about speed, they can give him a call and meet with him,” said Graves.

“There could be the potential for setting up a Speed Watch program.”

The issue of speed arose when resident Barry Roman spoke to council March 7.

Roman indicated there had been little RCMP presence in the area and speeding vehicles near the Udy subdivision are putting children on the sidewalk at risk.

Members of council support involving the Safe Communities Unit and residents in addressing the conflict.

“It is a problem because of the openness of the road so we want to create awareness about the speed limit,” said Coun. Andrew Casson.

Coun. Dave Brew also believes there is a need for action.

“A little more police presence may slow things down,” he said.

“Kids are playing along the road and there’s a concern about that.”