Do you have a few spare hours to donate to your community?
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers (OCSV) is currently looking for people who might like to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for effectively governing the organization.
More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I'm finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully to get ahead of the others. One would think that this situation would be akin to being the proverbial kid in the candy store for anyone in traffic law enforcement, violations everywhere! Slower traffic failing to keep right, following too closely, unsafe lane change, cross single solid line, failing to signal lane change and, depending on your point of view, the root cause of much of this: attempting to exceed the speed limit.
Oceanside Comunnity Safety and Oceanside RCMP will be at the Maple Lane Community Park, San Pariel, Friday, August 25th, 5 PM and 8 PM to invite you to take advantage of our FREE Bicycle Registration Program. Volunteers will assist you in registering your bicycle with the 529 Garage. The 529 Garage identification decals will be provided to you at no charge.
1) File 17-6913 August 4 at 2:31 a.m., the RCMP responded to an alarm call at the Pine Tree Centre on Alberni Highway. A lone male suspect tried all the doors to businesses and eventually found a door that had been left unlocked. Once inside the business, the suspect, startled by the alarm grabbed a few small items and fled the area.
Oceanside Community Safety performed five deployments in July, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program exclusively. Of 3635 drivers observed, 14 were talking on the phone and 38 were performing other distracting actions.
Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of July, 2017. Of 2600 vehicle checked, 112 or 4% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 73 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 12 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
The OCSV performed three deployments in June, 2017 dedicated to the Cell Watch program exclusively. Of 1465 drivers observed, 12 were talking on the phone and 0 were performing other distracting actions.
Fifteen Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by the OCSV during the month of June, 2017. Of 8824 vehicle checked, 639 or 7% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 81 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 37 drivers were observed talking on or texting with hand held cellular phones.