Speed Watch volunteers monitor speeds throughout the city, including schools and playground zones. They use portable radar equipment and electronic signboards to make drivers aware of their speed.
ICBC sponsors and supports the program across B.C. The information gathered by volunteers is used to determine if enforcement is needed from Traffic members.
The Speed Watch program also assists in addressing specific traffic problems through:
- increased police awareness
- public and community education
- neighbourhood action
- traffic-calming measures
In Vancouver, volunteers from the community policing centres are trained and take part in Speed Watch initiatives.
Volunteer with Speed Watch
For information on volunteering with the Speed Watch program, please contact your local community policing centre.