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Drivers challenged to identify the real 'Const. Warren Ning' in Kelowna

Which is the real Const. Warren Ning and which is the cardboard cutout?
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP
September 14, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Modelled after a real person, the RCMP’s Const. Warren Ning cardboard cutout has returned to patrol school zones for speeders after some misadventures last year.

The real life model for the cardboard cutout traffic officer actually works for the Kelowna RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Section.

“In an effort to slow speeders, a handful of these reflective, bright-green-attired figures, affixed to portable carts, will make their rounds of schools throughout the district again this year,” Sgt. Mark Booth, unit commander for the traffic section, said in a news release. “If you’re driving too fast in our school zones, you have to ask if the officer you see is cutout or the real deal.”

Last year, one of the cutouts was stolen.

READ MORE: Kelowna's Const. 'Warren Ning' is now Const. Missing

School zones are in effect 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days. The minimum fine for speeding in a school zone is $196.

"We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our students. Wherever you’re going, it isn’t worth risking the safety of a child. So slow down and drive safely," Sgt. Booth said.

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