‘Zero-tolerance’ traffic zone in Promontory

High number of traffic violations at intersection sparks RCMP safety concern.

The three-way stop near Promontory elementary school is about to become a ‘zero-tolerance’ zone for traffic violations, Chilliwack RCMP say.

Speed Watch volunteers recorded 37 drivers failing to stop at a three-way stop sign at Teskey Road and Stoneview Drive during one two-hour period. Eleven more drivers exceeded the 30 km speed limit and two were seen using cellphones while driving.

The Chilliwack Traffic Unit will be conducting periodic traffic blitzes at the intersection, and violators will be fined.

“We will be employing a zero tolerance for traffic violations in this area, and want to give people an opportunity to correct their driving habits,” RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said.

“For a number of reasons, not the least of which (is) the safety of parents and children in the area, this high number of violators in such a short period of time causes us serious concern,” she said.