Wearing your seatbelt is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting injured or even killed in a crash.
It's also the law.
Police enforcement of seatbelts and child car seats is up and the Oceanside RCMP will be focusing their attention on occupant restraints during the month of March.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 247 complaints.
1) File 2019-1518: On February 18th, Oceanside RCMP was called to a residence in the 1000 block of Yellowbrick Road, Parksville, with a report on an intoxicated male at the front door. Police found and escorted the inebriated male to their residence a block away to be cared for by a sober adult.
March is distracted driving month in British Columbia and ICBC would like to remind you to give your complete attention to the driving task. Police will reinforce this message by focusing enforcement action on those drivers who fail to heed this advice. Even if you're not using your phone, you may still be distracted. Any diversion of your attention away from the safe operation of your vehicle, like chatting with passengers, eating or drinking, or adjusting radio or vehicle settings, can contribute to distracted and inattentive driving.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 196 complaints.
1) File 2019-1330: On February 11th, RCMP received a report of a theft of a 2XL black coat, pair of black leather gloves, black toque, prescription glasses and car keys from a building in the 100 block of Hirst Avenue West in Parksville.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 260 complaints.
1) File 2019-1068: On February 3rd, an owner reported two unlocked vehicles had been gone through sometime today at 0030 hrs and 1000 hrs in the 700 block of Humphrey Road, Parksville. Residents are cautioned to keep their vehicles locked.
When it comes to winter in the "warmer" areas of British Columbia, I don't think that anyone does a better job of making fun of bad drivers as cartoonist Adrian Raeside. The trouble is, it's not so funny when you have to share the roads with them. Many continue to drive as if it is a warm, sunny and dry afternoon.
Our Speed Watch volunteers received a very nice note of thanks from the Oceanside Elementary School PAC for conducting deployments in the school zone.
If you would like to join our Speed Watch team and help contribute to the safety of children in our communities, please send us an e-mail.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 243 complaints.
1) File 2019-476: On January 23rd, a bike was found in the area of Hwy 19A and Bennett Rd (near Arrowview Elementary School). It is described as white and blue, girls "Road Master" mountain bike. If yours please contact the Oceanside RCMP to claim.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 241 complaints.
1) File 2019-476: On January 15th, police received a report of a theft of food from a carport refrigerator in the 600 block of Tranfield Street, Parksville.