Community Watch Thwarts Black Bear Break In

Community Watch SignTwo of our volunteers were on patrol during the evening of Tuesday November 17, 2021 when they checked an RV in the Little Qualicum River Village strata. As they drove by at around 11:00 pm they noticed movement coming out of a door that had been left open. The patrol stopped and observed a medium sized black bear walk out of the RV, lick it’s lips and amble over to the side of the lot.

How Does LIDAR Speed Measurement Work?

DriveSmartBC LogoHave you ever wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways? My favourite tool was LIDAR because it gave me the ability to accurately measure the speeds of individual vehicles. Although the laser must be used from a stationary position, either hand held or on a tripod, being able to target a specific vehicle made it superior to RADAR on a busy highway.

Can't Walk Fast Enough for the Pedestrian Signal

DriveSmartBC LogoNo matter how quickly I start to cross once the walk light comes on or how fast I walk, I can make it only halfway across and by then the orange flashing hand has appeared. Drivers proceed even though I am still in the crosswalk trying desperately to make it safely to the other side. Many of them are also convinced they have a right to make the left turn even though I am still in the crosswalk.

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