This year, the City of Merritt bought a speed sign. You may have seen it around town telling you how fast you’re going.
Along with tracking speed, the device also tracks numbers and stores the data for the City and the RCMP to review.
Community Policing Office Coordinator Marlene Jones recently presented some preliminary findings from August.
Throughout the month the sign was deployed to 11 different spots including locations in Lower Nicola, downtown Merritt, Voght and Grimmett, and out toward the festival site.
In total 59,045 cars were clocked by the sign. Only 3,045 or approximately 5%, were recorded driving more than 10km over the posted speed limit.
The data collected has been distributed to ICBC and the local RCMP Detachment.
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