Three combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of July, 2018. Of 2,078 vehicles checked, 139 or 6.7% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 78 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. 27 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed one deployment in July, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 147 drivers observed, no one was misbehaving.
I am most concerned following several months of living on Memorial Avenue in Qualicum Beach and witnessing the speed at which vehicles travel up and down the hill. On Monday, July 23rd, I witnessed the near fatality of a fawn who had been separated from it's mother and sibling in the lawn at Saint Mark's Anglican Church.
Did you know that crashes are at an all-time high in B.C. with almost 960 crashes each day?
This summer ICBC has launched our Drive Smart campaign to help try to reduce the number of crashes on B.C. roads. The campaign focuses on helping drivers improve their driving knowledge through the Drive Smart Refresher Test.
This in an invitation to all of the OCSV Keeping in Touch clients. It's time again for our annual tea where you are able to meet the KIT volunteers who make those daily calls to check your well being.
OCS Volunteers are at the Parksville Lions Kitefest 2018 to promote our programs. Kitefest is held in the Community Park today and tomorrow, July 21 & 22, 2018. The festival includes Rokkaku battles, children's kite making, kite demonstrations and a teddy bear drop. Food trucks and other vendors will be there as well.
1) File 18-7388 July 7, a theft was reported that occurred the night prior at 6 p.m., in front of the Shopper’s Drug Mart in Parksville. A young man had parked his bike at that location in order to attend work. An unknown male took both tires off the bicycle and stole them. They are described as 27.5 inch Maxxis brand mountain bike tires. They have disks on them and are valued at $500 to replace.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch performed two deployments in June, 2018 dedicated to the Cell Watch program. Of 1149 drivers observed, 2 were talking on the phone and 15 were performing other distracting actions.