BELT CHECK

School is in and so are school zone speed limits

Last week, police in Parksville Qualicum Beach were on the lookout for seat-belt use and distracted driving

BELT CHECK, SCHOOL ZONE REMINDER: Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services Operations NCO Cpl. Mike Elston keeps a watchful eye on drivers as he checks to see if they’re wearing seatbelts on Friday at the corner of Alberni Highway and Highway 19A. Two, two-person teams were set up Friday — one in Parksville and one in Qualicum Beach — as part of a province-wide crack down on road safety. Elston said the majority of drivers were “excellent” and only 55 tickets were issued throughout the day, including 40 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt, four for using an electronic device while driving, three for child car seat violations and eight for other driving-related offences. Drivers are also reminded to pay attention to 30 km-h school-zone speed limits as students return to classes today.

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