Q&A - Why Aren't the Police Enforcing Traffic Laws?
It seems that there is traffic policing of only three things in the Okanagan Valley: speeding, seat belts and alcohol. There seems to be effectively no policing of driving habits in the Okanagan. Consequently we now have a majority of drivers not using signals to change lanes. A large percentage seems to have no idea that a left turn should end up in the left lane and right lane on a right turn. To make matters worse, Police are also guilty of some of the same bad practices.
One can only assume it's much easier to collect fines by the hundreds sitting on the side of the road pulling over individuals out of the traffic with laser traps. It would be interesting to see the percentage of speeding tickets to bad driving habit tickets. So, if the Police won't enforce the driving laws other than their favorite three, perhaps an advertising campaign on T.V. actually showing the correct driving procedures. Turning into the correct lane, How to use a turn signal on a lane change. 2 second rule. What merge is etc etc. and how this can make driving a better experience for all.
Perhaps many of the street racing and erratic speeding and driving may be caused by road rage from a simple inconsiderate act of someone cutting another off instead of signaling etc.
If we're not going to enforce the traffic laws, why have them..??? What's the point in banning hand held cell phones if nobody will enforce the law.?