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Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of July, 2017. Of 2600 vehicle checked, 112 or 4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 73 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 12 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
The OCSV performed three deployments in June, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program exclusively. Of 1465 drivers observed, 12 were talking on the phone and 0 were performing other distracting actions.
Fifteen Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by the OCSV during the month of June, 2017. Of 8824 vehicle checked, 639 or 7% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 81 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 37 drivers were observed talking on or texting with hand held cellular phones.
1) File 17-6367 On July 21 a resident of Butterball Drive in Qualicum Beach called to report that someone had stolen the bbq right off their porch. Oceanside RCMP believe the suspect approached the patio from the beach.
It's not nice to take vicarious pleasure from the troubles of other drivers, but sometimes I can't help myself. Yesterday I found myself #3 in line waiting for a red light to turn green at an intersection. The vehicle in front of me was a shiny Porsche Boxster convertible driven by a mature male. The light turned green and he stalled it. By the time he had started it again the light had turned red and we all ended up waiting for the next cycle.
Our family had the opportunity to meet with Jessica for a car seat check today in Parksville.
Over my lifetime so far, I've gone from a child who rode on a foam mattress in the back of our family station wagon on summer road trips to a grandfather who would not dream of driving anywhere without grand daughters safely buckled up in proper child restraints. Needless to say, wearing my own seatbelt has become a reflex action. I'm uncomfortable if I don't wear it and don't notice it when I do.
That said, it is still not uncommon to find people who are unbelted, even though B.C. has had mandatory seatbelt use rules since October 1977.
Volunteers staff the OCSV booth at Quality Food's annual Teddy Bear Picnic held at Jack Begley field in Nanoose Bay.