Speedwatch volunteers Mike and James set up in the Nanoose Bay Elementary school zone at 7:30 a.m. this morning. By 10:00 a.m. they had checked approximately 600 vehicles.
According to the pair, public response has been excellent. Over 100 drivers expressed their appreciation in some manner and there have been no complaints. Everyone waved with all of their fingers!
Of the 600 drivers monitored, 27 were traveling at 1 to 10 km/h over the 30 km/h limit, 12 chose speeds between 41 and 50 km/h with the highest speed measured at 54 km/h.
One driver was noted using their cell phone while navigating the school zone and 14 others were doing some other action in addition to driving such as eating or drinking coffee.
The Oceanside RCMP was present for part of this deployment, also using their radar to monitor speed. It is not known at this time if they chose to issue any speeding in a school zone tickets.