Fort St. James RCMP: cracking down on traffic enforcement

Fort St. James RCMP have received an increased number of complaints relating to speeding vehicles.

  • Jan. 27, 2016 6:00 a.m.
Fort St. James RCMP cracking down on traffic enforcement.

Fort St. James RCMP cracking down on traffic enforcement.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Fort St. James RCMP have received an increased number of complaints relating to speeding vehicles including logging trucks and unsafe passing particularly on Tachie Road and Highway 27 north of Fort St. James.

According to Fort St. James RCMP, three people contacted the detachment in one day to report unsafe driving on Tachie Road.

Complaints include small commercial vehicles passing unsafely at high rates of speed and loaded logging trucks that hug the centre line and pass other logging trucks while speeding up.

Fort St. James RCMP say that on Jan. 4, patrols were conducted on Tachie Road and within a short time, four violation tickets were issued to loaded logging trucks for speeding. Notices and orders for deficiencies were also issued.

Poppy Hallam of the Fort St. James detachment urges everyone to take precaution.

“Please slow down and drive to the road conditions. Personal vehicles are no match for the large commercial vehicles as witnessed on Dec. 7 on Tachie Road with the loss of a life. Road safety is our responsibility,” Hallam says.

The Fort St. James RCMP is partnering with RCMP North District Traffic Services, Commercial Vehicle Inspectors and other agencies to conduct random enforcement initiatives in the coming weeks.