Coquitlam RCMP’s traffic enforcement teams have returned to full force again after several months of only targeting speeders a spokesperson described as “high-fliers.”
Over a recent four-day period alone, a single Coquitlam RCMP traffic enforcement unit handed out 140 tickets, including 31 for intersection/seatbelt violations, 13 for distracted driving and 96 for speeding.
“They’re just recently back to normal,” said Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Const. Deanna Law.
Since the start of 2021, the number of violation tickets roughly mirrors that of the same period a year earlier, she said.
That’s a sharp change from the first several months of the pandemic, when Const. Law said the detachment scaled back its traffic enforcement to stem the spread of COVID-19 and, instead, “really focused in on the high fliers.”
“People don’t necessarily think we’re doing anything about it,” added Const. Law. “There’s quite a high number of violation tickets that are given out.”
Despite perennial community concerns around speeding in school zones, Const. Law said most of those tickets get handed out along Lougheed Highway.