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Speeding still an issue for County Enforcement Services

Speeding drivers continues to be a major issue that County Enforcement Services officers deal with on a daily basis.

Program Manager Stuart Rempel says traffic safety takes up about 96 per cent of what his peace officers do on a daily basis.

Sadly, he does not see that number getting smaller any time soon.

“People seem to get the idea that getting there faster makes their day go better. The problem with being a rural municipality is we have great distance between points and it’s a message I keep sending out to people; the statistics we put out with respect to high flyers is alarming.”

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Rempel says his officers continue to hammer the point home to drivers that instead of speeding, they should simply leave earlier and give themselves more time to get to their destination, therefore improving their odds of getting there safely.

Meanwhile, tt has been a while since they could say it, but the Enforcement Services department was fully staffed in all areas to close off 2013.

In his year end report to County council, Stuart Rempel says that means they can now fully serve residents at all points during the year.

Rempel alsosays revenues from tickets were up, because more people were recognizing their mistakes and owning up to them.

That also helped lead to fewer warrants being issued, and fewer trials

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