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Bald tires and more found in West Kelowna RCMP safety check

Winter tires are designed for enhanced performance on icy, snowy roads.
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February 15, 2021 - 12:30 PM

A recent check of more than 200 vehicles on Highway 97C showed that not every vehicle on local roadways is fit to be there, RCMP said.

West Kelowna RCMP paired up with officers from Commercial Vehicle Enhanced Safety Enforcement Feb. 10 and checked over 200 vehicles headed westbound on Highway 97C near the Paradise Valley turnaround.

“Our mountain passes can be extremely dangerous places to travel through in the winter,”  Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon of the West Kelowna RCMP. “Not ensuring that your vehicle is roadsafe puts yourself, your passengers and everyone around you at risk.”

A press release issued Feb. 15 indicated numerous violation tickets were issued under the BC Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations. These included violations for brake issues, not having a driver’s licence, and driving contrary to conditions.

There were 21 vehicles turned around and sent back into the valley due to various tire-related violations. These included worn out or bald tires, and lack of winter tires, which are a requirement for that highway.


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