Measuring Vehicle Speeds With Laser

DriveSmartBC LogoHave you ever wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways? My favourite tool was the laser because it gave me the ability to accurately measure the speeds of individual vehicles even when they were in a group on a busy highway. Although the laser had to be used from a stationary position, either hand held or on a tripod, I was willing to trade my moving radar for it when I worked on busy multi-lane highways.

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Crime Watch Report - December 16 to 19, 2016

Detective1) 2016-11707 On December 16th, a theft of Canada Post property was reported to have occurred in the 100 block of Fairdowne Road in Qualicum Beach. The complainant advised that during the early morning hours culprits pried open the rural mail box located on Fairedowne Road and Alberni Highway. It appeared as though at least one mail slot was pried open and an undetermined amount of mail stolen.

Crime Watch Report - December 11 to 15, 2016

Detective1) 2016-11569 On December 11th, a theft from Canada Post property was reported to have occurred in the 1900 block of Fredheim Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that sometime during the early morning hours culprits pried open the mailbox at the aforementioned location and gained entry into eight mail slots. It is unknown exactly what mail, if any, was stolen at this time.

Crime Watch Report - November 30 to December 8, 2016

Detective1) 2016-11207 On November 30th, a theft from vehicle was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Stroulger Road in Nanoose Bay. The complainant advised that his vehicle was parked in underground parking and sometime during the night culprits gained entry into his vehicle and stole a Canon 3pI camera, a case of equipment which included three lenses and a large amount of US currency.

Making Way for Emergency Vehicles

DriveSmartBC LogoA reader was travelling in a major municipality recently and was stopped in a large collection of vehicles waiting for a red light at the intersection of two multiple lane highways. Emergency vehicles using lights and sirens approached from the rear and tried to get through the traffic and the intersection. There was significant difficulty and the reader was curious how far forward vehicles could move into the cross flow of traffic to assist in clearing a path.

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