Speed Watch / Cell Watch Data - December 2017

Exclamation SignTwo combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of December, 2017. Of 2386 vehicle checked,  189 or 7.9% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 72 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 32 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.


Driving Safely in the Fog

DriveSmartBC LogoIt's night and I'm driving into the gray cotton of fog caused by a lingering temperature inversion. Vision is limited, the roads are wet, it's just a few degrees above freezing and some of the traffic to my left is driving like it's a sunny afternoon in August. As they whoosh by me nose to tail at speeds exceeding the posted limit I marvel at what I imagine is their ability to see so much better than I can. I also admire their ability to anticipate and use quick reflexes to get themselves out of trouble if something unexpected happens ahead.