After consultation with some of its detachment members, the Kelowna RCMP have identified a number of high-collision intersections in the Okanagan.
The police are now warning the public that they will begin focusing their enforcement in an effort to reduce crashes in the following locations.
- Spall Road and Harvey Avenue
- Spall Road and Enterprise Way
- Enterprise Way and Cooper Road
- Highway 33 and Highway 97
- Highway 33 and Rutland Road North
- Springfield Road and Gordon Drive
- Springfield Road and Cooper Road
- Springfield Road and Dilworth Drive
- Glenmore Road and Kane Road
- Glenmore Road and High Road
- Highway 97 and Beaver Lake Road
- Highway 97 and Boucherie Road
“Basically we had a working group that sat down so it’s not necessarily based on stats, it’s based on experience which includes crashes, aggressive driving, and ticketing history at those locations,” says RCMP spokesperson Kris Clark.
“These ones are basically garnering more of our attention in order to reduce the aggressive driving behaviours seen at those locations in an effort to reduce the number of crashes.”
Aggressive driving behaviours, such as speeding, tailgating, and trying to beat the yellow light, as well as the use of electronic devices, put everyone at risk and are major contributors to intersection crashes, says Clark.
This is not part of a traffic safety blitz and will become an ongoing issue of enforcement at these areas.