April 5th, 2017 ~ Vol. 87 No. 14
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New traffic position
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Crowsnest Pass R.C.M.P. detachment.
ANNA KROUPINA
Pass Herald Reporter
On April 10, the Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment is launching a six-month traffic pilot project aimed at making the area’s roads safer.

Constable Kevin Jarrett has been appointed to head a traffic position that will focus on enforcing the Traffic Safety Act and responding to all collision and traffic complaints from the British Columbia border, down Highway 3 encompassing Crowsnest Pass and up to Chain Lakes Provincial Park on Highway 22. Random check stops will be set up to deter and detect traffic offences.

The position is dependent upon appropriate staffing levels and should there be a shortage at the detachment, Constable Jarrett would be transition back into normal duties.
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A different theme will be the focal point of each month, with speeding being the targeted violation for the month of April. According to Constable Jarrett, the municipality has identified speeding as a major concern in the area.

Future months will address seat belt safety, distracted and impaired driving, and verifying motorcycle registration and insurance. The detachment will advise the public on what the focus of each month will be.

“It’s our job to enforce the Traffic Safety Act. We want to make the roads safer,” says Constable Jarrett.

He explains that with other priorities taking time and precedence, RCMP members do not always have ample opportunity to specifically focus on traffic violations. The new traffic position will facilitate patrolling the roads on a regular and systematic basis.
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