Surrey RCMP Const. Marty Roznowski watches for speeders on 16 Avenue in South Surrey Wednesday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

RCMP target speeders in White Rock, Surrey

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

White Rock, Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford police officers conducted a number of speed traps Wednesday for “Project Swoop.”

In partnership with ICBC, officers and volunteers spent the morning monitoring motorists travelling along 16 Avenue near Kent Street.

Ivo Saarni, who has been a volunteer for the White Rock RCMP for the past 15 years, told Peace Arch News that one of his jobs is to write down the speed of every passing car for ICBC.

Vehicles travelling faster than 70 km/h, in the posted 50 km/h zone, are to receive a warning ticket in the mail.

Saarni said that of approximately 700 cars that he tracked, roughly 20 of the vehicles were travelling at more 70 km/h or more.

However, Saarni added, motorists seem to be getting better at monitoring their speeds along 16 Avenue.

He said that about 7-8 years ago, speed traps would catch about 20 people speeding every two hours. Now, he said, traps along 16 Avenue catch about 10 speeders every 2 hours.

Volunteers were joined by White Rock RCMP Const. Chantal Sears and Surrey RCMP Const. Marty Roznowski.

Within the first 30 minutes of enforcement, both officers had pulled someone over for speeding.

According to Surrey RCMP, speed is still one of the leading causes of car crash fatalities in B.C., killing an average of 82 people every year.

“That’s why police have been stepping up enforcement throughout May targeting speeders as part of a provincewide campaign,” a Surrey RCMP news release states.

Officers were also conducting speed traps at 152 Street and Fraser Highway on Wednesday, as well as patrols between Langley and White Rock along 16 Avenue.

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