With the first long weekend of the summer officially gone, Comox Valley RCMP were kept busy but nothing out of the extraordinary, explained Const. Don Sinclair.
“There were no major accidents, but we were kept busy with lots of noise complaints,” he noted.
There were extra enforcements and road checks, he said, and explained the Comox Valley Municipal Traffic section participated in an enforcement blitz for high risk driving behaviours at the kick-off to the long weekend.
On Friday afternoon, RCMP concentrated their efforts on a stretch of the Inland Island Highway at Cook Creek Road.
In a few hours, more than 12 tickets were issued for vehicles travelling between 21 to 44 km/h in excess of the posted speed limit.
Another four drivers were ticketed for excessive speed and had their vehicles towed and impounded.
Of those four, noted Sinclair, the highest speed was 161 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone.