In British Columbia, motorists are required to slow down and move over for all vehicles stopped alongside the road that have flashing red, blue or yellow lights. This includes maintenance workers, utility workers, police, fire, ambulance, tow trucks, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement personnel, land surveyors, animal control workers, garbage collectors and other roadside workers.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 309 complaints. There were 29 reports of theft from motor vehicles for the week.
Oceanside Community Safety's Traffic Watch group performed 13 deployments during the month of April, 2019 contributing 53 hours of volunteer time. The highest number of distracted drivers were found in the 2400 block of Highway 19A, Qualicum Beach. 77 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone was the highest speed over the limit measured on Hwy 4A at Marks in Parksville and the 2400 Block of Hwy 19A in Qualicum Beach.
This all started with a simple question from my e-mail: "Are right turn lanes allowed at 4 way stop intersections?" The story evolved as I asked questions to try and understand the situation before answering here. It turns out to involve the intersection of Trail Avenue and Cowrie Street in Sechelt.
Oceanside RCMP, ICBC and Oceanside Community Safety are reminding if you are a driver or a cyclist, we all have a role to play in sharing road safety.
Whether you're a rider or a driver, these safety tips can help prevent motorcycle crashes and serious injuries.
The Block Watch Program is a FREE community-based crime prevention program organized by Oceanside RCMP and Oceanside Community Safety.
During this time period the Oceanside received 328 complaints total with Parksville 146, RDN 135, Qualicum Beach 42.
1) File 2019-4099: RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on April 28th, on Island Highway West near Qualicum Road when the odor of burnt cannabis was being emitted from a vehicle. The result was a violation ticket to the driver who was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle, adult operating a motor vehicle with cannabis in it.