Eight Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by the OCSV during the month of March, 2017. Of 12,322 vehicles checked, 804 or 6.5% were travelling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 92 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. 36 drivers were observed talking on hand held cellular phones.
1) April 6, report of a stolen bike from the 1500 block of Pacific Crescent sometime over the previous evening. The bike is described as a 26” Northrock Trekking adult bike.
I watched a woman run a stop sign the other day while I was out for a walk. I knew that this was a route that she traveled often and she should be familiar with stopping there. I could see that she was checking around her as she approached the T intersection so I'm going to assume that she was in a hurry and made the conscious decision to slow down instead of stop.
One job that should be on your spring chore list is to borrow an electric engraver from your local Community Safety Office, so you can mark your possessions in case of theft. The engravers are easy to use and are available for loan, free of charge, at both Community Safety Offices listed at left.
1) March 24, Oceanside RCMP responded to a theft of a significant amount of fuel. Sometime during the 2 days prior someone had attended Ohiat Road, Qualicum Beach and stolen 600-800 litres of diesel fuel from logging equipment. Locks were cut off 2 machines in order for the thieves to gain access to the fuel.
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers work in a non-profit organization that offers various, beneficial programs to residents of all ages - free of charge. We contribute to a safe, happy community, which is both rewarding and fun. Community Safety Volunteers focus on Crime Prevention strategies and the dissemination of information.
Sometimes when I read articles on road safety I come across one that really resonates with me. A story from 2008 written by Paul Hergott titled Drivers Need to Smarten Up When Out on the Road is one of them. Paul starts off by saying "We’ve got ourselves a serious attitude problem. We see driving as a right."
Very little has changed since then except perhaps that this attitude is becoming even more prevalent on our roads in 2017.
1) March 19, a property owner in the 1200 Block of Winchester Road, Errington called to report a Break and Enter to an outbuilding. Thieves stole a very expensive silver coloured Giant Road Bike and a Makita chop saw.
Pre-register to attend a FREE Speed Watch Course, Saturday, March 25th, from 10 am to 12 pm.
There are only TEN openings. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-951-5609.
The course will be conducted at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave East, Northwest Entrance.