Langley RCMP launches Speed Watch program

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Langley: Langley RCMP Speed Watch program is aimed to concentrate their efforts on areas that feed into high collision locations, areas where the public has raised a concern and school zones.

This collaborative program includes three partners – Langley RCMP, ICBC and one of Langley R.C.M.P.’s most valuable resources – our volunteers.

Speed Watch volunteers are between 19 and 75 years of age with a clean driving record.  They have been trained by police to use portable radar equipment and an electronic digital board.  Drivers are given an instant readout of their speed displayed on a reader board as they pass by.

License plates are recorded for vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 20 km/h or more.  The registered owners of these vehicles receive a letter in the mail advising of the date, time, offence location, posted speed and actual speed their vehicle was observed traveling.  The letter also details the prescribed fine under the Motor Vehicle Act applicable to the vehicle’s speed.

Cpl. Brian LARGY from Langley Traffic Unit says, “Speed Watch provides us with an essential tool to assist with educating the public in traffic safety and increasing awareness and reduce collisions in the Langleys”.

Should you wish to become a Speed Watch or Cell Watch Volunteer or you would like more information about the program, please attend your local Community Police Office or call Program Co-ordinator Stephanie COWGER at 604-532-3212 or via email at Stephanie.cowger@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.