Citizens on Patrol volunteers Clay Myers (left) and Andy Sullivan (right) monitor vehicle speed during a Speed Watch campaign near local elementary schools.

Citizens on Patrol volunteers Clay Myers (left) and Andy Sullivan (right) monitor vehicle speed during a Speed Watch campaign near local elementary schools.

Speed watch radar shows 40 per cent of drivers exceeding school zone limits in Williams Lake

A recent Speed Watch radar check showed that 40 per cent of drivers in Williams Lake were in excess of the school zone speed limit.

A recent Speed Watch radar check showed that 40 per cent of drivers in Williams Lake were in excess of the school zone speed limit.

“Some people could have been 31 or 32, but it was over 30, and there were some that were well over 30,” said volunteer Andy Sullivan.

Members of Citizens on Patrol volunteer for Speed Watch and on Oct. 12, in conjunction with two RCMP auxiliaries and two RCMP traffic members, spent around five hours at two different locations. The set up near Columneetza high school on Western Avenue and on Third Avenue North between Marie Sharpe and Sacred Heart Catholic elementary schools.

“This came about as a result of concerns regarding speeding through school zones within our city. It was a coordinated undertaking to ensure our students will be safe,” Sullivan said. “That day we monitored 225 vehicles in total. Some tickets were issued to new drivers as well as speeders.”