Speed Watch volunteers on Vedder Mountain Road in Yarrow on April 18. (RCMP handout)

Chilliwack Mounties pitch tickets to three-strike motorists

When street signage and Speedwatch didn’t work, drivers met with traffic officers

Three strikes and they were out.

Several drivers were given tickets after two very visual warnings in Yarrow last week. The RCMP teamed up with Chilliwack Speed Watch to set up a “three-strike” enhanced traffic enforcement operation, April 18.

This is how it works. Strike one: The team set up past the speed limit signs along the 43000 block of Vedder Mountain Road. Strike two: Drivers that ignored the signs and didn’t slow down had their speed posted roadside by the Chilliwack Speed Watch volunteers.

Strike three? They got stopped by the Chilliwack Traffic Section frontline officers, and issued a ticket.

But they weren’t just on the lookout for lead-footed drivers.

“Traffic enforcement is not limited to speeding drivers,” warned Cpl. Mike Pfeifer of the Chilliwack RCMP. “Unsafe driving behaviour and commercial vehicles will also be part of our focus.”

City of Chilliwack Safer City is targetting drivers who are impacting the safety of the travelling public within the community.

“Road safety is a priority of the Chilliwack RCMP and the city,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “We are listening to road safety concerns folks are raising and take those concerns seriously.”

RCMP urges anyone who witnesses erratic or reckless driving behaviour on our roadways to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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