RCMP NEWSBeat

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

RCMP. The ve­hi­cle left the road and over­turned af­ter the driver swerved to avoid an an­i­mal. There was ex­ten­sive dam­age to the ve­hi­cle but no in­juries were re­ported.

• Theft from a ve­hi­cle in the Bay Roberts area was re­ported to the RCMP. The owner of the ve­hi­cle re­ported a theft of a movie player from the ve­hi­cle some­time overnight. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion please call the RCMP Trin­ity Con­cep­tion.

May 31 • Po­lice ar­rested a 25-year-old Co­ley’s Point man on the main road in Shearstown. The male was found walk­ing and in­tox­i­cated. He was charged for breach of pro­ba­tion and held for court.

Safer roads

The RCMP is try­ing to make our roads safer ev­ery year. In the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District the RCMP re­ceive ap­prox­i­mately five to 10 com­plaints of traf­fic col­li­sions ev­ery week.

A num­ber of the col­li­sions are hap­pen­ing at ma­jor in­ter­sec­tions and in­ter­sec­tions to pri­vate ap­proaches. Al­though re­ferred to as “ac­ci­dents,” most traf­fic col­li­sions are caused by inat­ten­tive driv­ing. We would like to re­duce the num­ber of col­li­sions that are oc­cur­ring in our district.

Here are some help­ful hints to avoid a col­li­sion.

• Al­ways be aware of the ve­hi­cles around you. Where are they and in what po­si­tion to your ve­hi­cle?

• When ap­proach­ing in­ter­sec­tions be aware of on­com­ing traf­fic. Just be­cause the ap­proach­ing ve­hi­cle has a sig­nal light on does not mean they will turn.

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