Police backing up city work crews

Campbell River RCMP is teaming up with city workers to do traffic enforcement in areas where they require traffic control

You may not think twice about city workers on the boulevards and streets maintaining and beautifying our city.

But over the next few weeks you might want to.

Campbell River RCMP is teaming up with city workers to do traffic enforcement in areas where they require traffic control in order to do maintenance. You probably won’t notice them either, as police will be amongst the workers looking for distracted drivers, people not wearing seatbelts and speeders.

Their first time out was last week and police were able to serve several tickets and warnings in just a couple hours out with them.

“We are hoping the public understands that working along a road is a very dangerous task for city workers and construction workers alike. But it’s a necessary task to maintain the roads and to create a beautiful city that we all enjoy and appreciate. So people need to show respect, slow down and put away their phones so everyone can go home safely at the end of the day,” said Const. Sara Clark of the Campbell River RCMP.