White Rock RCMP Const. Janelle Shoihet checks the speed of a truck eastbound on North Bluff Road Thursday.

High-risk drivers on police radar in White Rock

Drivers who engage in risky behaviour will be high on the police radar in White Rock this afternoon.

Drivers who speed, ignore traffic lights and engage in other risky behaviour are high on the police radar in White Rock this afternoon.

Officers from White Rock RCMP and the Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit, along with Speed Watch volunteers, are monitoring drivers along the busy North Bluff Road corridor, between Nichol Road and George Street, as part of ICBC’s High-Risk Driving Campaign.

In the first hour, the team handed out tickets for speeding, not wearing their seatbelts, using cellphones and not stopping for traffic lights. One motorist was given a 24-hour prohibition and had his vehicle towed, said Const. Janelle Shoihet.

“We can give out tickets all day,” Shoihet said.

The initiative will run for several hours, in the hopes of encouraging drivers to correct their high-risk habits.

Just last month, the intersection of North Bluff and Nichol was the scene of a three-vehicle collision, in which police said speed was an obvious contributing factor.

 

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