With summer just around the corner, White Rock RCMP are stepping up enforcement efforts, targeting aggressive drivers, noisy vehicles and motorcyclists wearing non-compliant helmets.
Const. Janelle Shoihet announced the start of the annual campaign Friday, citing safety of residents and visitors alike as the goal.
In addition to manning speed checkpoints – which, in the past, have clocked drivers travelling at more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit – police will be enforcing city bylaws and liquor laws, and watching out for distracted and impaired drivers.
Officers will carry sound-measuring devices to check vehicles for faulty or after-market exhaust systems, and may issue fines or inspection orders for those found violating the rules. They’ll also be checking that riders are wearing helmets that meet new motorcycle legislation which came into effect June 1.
“In 2011, White Rock saw five collisions involving motorcycles (ICBC statistics), thankfully none of these fatal, but the difference between a fatal collision and a non-fatal one could be the helmet you are wearing,” Shoihet said.