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Back to school traffic monitored
As hundreds of motorists drove to school Wednesday morning in Williams Lake, the RCMP and community policing volunteers were out in full force.
Citizens on Patrol volunteers were recording speeds and reminding drivers to leave cell phones alone, while other volunteers checked for seat belts.
Community policing co-ordinator Dave Dickson said 750 vehicles went through on Western Avenue.
"We had eight people with no seat belts and one prominent community person talking on a cell phone while driving, not once but two times," Dickson said, adding the cell phone driver will be receiving a warning letter from Williams Lake Insp. Warren Brown.
A similar campaign took place later near Marie Sharpe elementary school on Wednesday and at 150 Mile House on Thursday.
Drivers are reminded that the 30 kilometre an hour speed limit is now in effect and that extra caution should be taken to watch for students who are walking or cycling.