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Speed Watch

Are You Aware . . .

  • Crashes involving speed kill or injure more people than those involving alcohol?
  • Approximately 15,000 traffic crashes involve speed? Every year, more than 200 people are killed and 8,000 are injured.

Do You Know . . .

. . . If speeding is a problem in your neighbourhood?

  • The Speed Watch Program monitors speeding in your area.
  • Using portable RADAR equipment and an electronic sign for instant feedback, drivers will be made aware of their speed as they travel along neighbourhood streets.
  • Information about speeding locations will be provided to the RCMP, ICBC and the City of Kelowna.
  • Schools can obtain volunteers by utilizing the display unit at open house sessions.

The Speed Watch Program will help to address specific traffic problems through . . .

  • increased police awareness
  • public and community education
  • city traffic and transportation section
  • neighbourhood action

The Speed Watch program relies on the generous support of RCMP volunteers and therefore the frequency of radar deployments is based on volunteer availability.  In addition, as the safety and security of our volunteers is of the utmost importance, the Speed Watch program is weather dependent.  Generally, the program runs from April until October.

Become a Volunteer

If you are 19 years of age and . . .

  • have a clean driving record
  • have four hours per month to give
  • are prepared to commit one year initially
  • are willing to complete necessary training

Click here for an application or more information, please phone 250-470-0600


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