Q&A - Police Refuse to Make Speed Enforcement Patrols
Hi, I am a concerned citizen and home owner that lives on Blind Bay Road in the South Shuswap.
This spring the speed limit was changed to 50 km/hr. from 60 km/hr, which I was in favour of. The problem with this is that it doesn't really matter what the posted speed is as it is not enforced.
We have talked to the Salmon Arm RCMP and they said they get numerous complaints about this, but they cannot send members out here as they only have 2 officers policing the entire city of Salmon Arm.
It is so dangerous along this road as there are marinas, parks and boat launches all along this narrow street, not to mention it's a very fast growing resort area with a great deal of tourists.
There was a hit & run just 3 doors down from our house about a month ago.
I'm really not sure who to direct my concerns to as Blind Bay is not a city or village. If someone could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
I was at Cultus Lake this summer and thought the signs and speed limits were very appropriate. They even had a Water Fowl Crossing sign which is another issue of ours here on Blind Bay Road.
Thank you for any information that you can provide,