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Why drivers will want to be on their best behaviour this week on North Okanagan highways

RCMP Traffic Services
September 18, 2015 - 1:11 PM

NORTH OKANAGAN - Consider this your first warning to follow the rules of the road.

Ignore it, and you might get into some trouble with the police over the next week in the North Okanagan.

The RCMP is deploying officers from Vernon, West Kelowna, Sicamous, Revelstoke, Golden and the South Okanagan to patrol areas in the North Okanagan around the clock from Sept. 21 to 25. Officers from the Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement program and conservation officers will also take part, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a media release.

“Teams of officers will be working day and night during this week to target the main causes of serious injury collisions and fatalities,” Noseworthy says. “In particular, they will be looking for distracted drivers, impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, and people not wearing seat belts.”

Officers will be targeting Highway 97 North through Falkland and out to Monte Lake, and Highway 97A as far as Grindrod. Sgt. Bell from North Okanagan Traffic Services says the enforcement blitz is an opportunity to partner up with other agencies and increase police presence on our highways.

“Our message is: If you are prone to bad or aggressive driving habits that put yourself and others at risk there is a real likelihood that you will be caught,” Bell says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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