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Posted: October 20, 2020

Speed Watch wraps up 2020

Feedback from local government and residents indicate traffic safety is a concern in Kimberley.

As a result of this input, traffic safety is a strategic priority for the Kimberley RCMP. Ongoing enforcement action by police is one avenue and the use of Speed Watch is another, explained Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

“Education and awareness is the goal of our Speed Watch group. They monitor speed at locations identified by the police, government and/or local residents. By checking and recording the speed of vehicles police can determine if further enforcement action is necessary. At the same time drivers are made aware of their speed,” he said.

With the COVID situation the team faced some challenges but were able to deploy 20 times over the season. Over 4,000 vehicles went through and the speeds were recorded.

“We would like to express our thanks to the Speed Watch volunteers who put in almost 100 hours to promote traffic safety in our community,” Sgt. Newel said.

If you wish to become part of the Speed Watch group for 2021, please contact the Kimberley RCMP.

Photos courtesy Sgt. Chris Newel

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