RCMP Report: Trailer safety

Motorists are reminded that if they are driving a trailer to any destination, it is essential to have adequate mirrors with visuals

Summer is coming to North Thompson Valley and along with it the camping season. Motorists are reminded that if they are driving a trailer to any destination, it is essential to have adequate mirrors with visuals on either side of your trailer.

RCMP roadblocks

On May 23, Central Interior Traffic Services from Kamloops and Clearwater as well as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement unit established several roadblocks along Highway 5 in an effort to locate violators.

Several trailers were removed from the highway due to no brakes or adequate lights.

Police remind motorists to make sure that they take the necessary safety precautions and make sure they are complying with all legal specifications.

Break and enters

Several break and enters have occurred in the last several weeks within the North Thompson Valley.

Clearwater RCMP remind business owners to take all necessary precautions and preventions in regards to these recent reports. Please ensure that security cameras are in good working order, that the area is well lit and that all property is secured.

Events over the long weekend

Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services were out on the streets and highways during the Victoria Day long weekend seeking out violators and impaired drivers.

Police created several roadblocks over the weekend, which resulted in one driver having his liquor seized and another driver receiving an Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

One motorist had his vehicle impounded for traveling 159 km in a 100 km zone on Highway 5 in Blackpool. This motorist also was provided a violation ticket for excessive speeding.

Clearwater RCMP would like to remind the public to keep the speeds down and to not drive while impaired.