Halloween is meant to be a fun celebration, but it can also be risky if parents, children and drivers don't take precautions. Compared to an average day, crashes spike by 25 per cent on Halloween with 330 people injured in 920 crashes across B.C.
The sun is shining, the traffic is light and I'm actually enjoying my drive on the Inland Island Highway (technically speaking, it's a freeway) headed to Qualicum Beach. The only vehicle nearby is a car that is slowly overtaking me on the left. Not a problem as I'm travelling slightly under the 120 km/h speed limit.
Why, oh why, when there are literally kilometers of unused pavement in sight, does the driver of this vehicle have to make a lane change to the right putting their vehicle within about 3 vehicle lengths of my front bumper?
OCSV's Mike Garland speaks with The Lounge FM's Bill Dean discussing upcoming events.
1) File 17-9141. October 5, an employee of the Home Building Centre in French Creek called to report that someone over the previous evening had spray painted a business vehicle.
Is summer over already? It seems that the lawn is just coming out of dormancy in my yard but night time temperatures have dipped below 7 degrees. That and the fact that it is October the first means that it's time to get winter tires installed. Winter tire and chain up routes are now in effect.
1) File 17-8731 September 23. A few vehicles that had been left open overnight were entered on Morison Avenue in Parksville. Loose change, binoculars and other items left in plain view were stolen.
Oceanside Community Safety and Oceanside RCMP did an education program on Friday, September 122nd, on the dangers of distracted driving.
Thank you to all the motorists that gave a thumbs up to our volunteers.
1) File 17-8464 September 15. A resident of Village Way in Qualicum Beach awoke to find his motorcycle had been stolen sometime overnight from his carport. Nanaimo RCMP later found the motorcycle in their jurisdiction and arrangements were made to return it to the owner.
Six Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety during the month of August, 2017. Of 8380 vehicle checked, 663 or 8% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 83 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 24 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.