Arnold’s Cove coun­cil seeks in­creased po­lice pres­ence

Town says speed­ing is a prob­lem

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial - BY MARK SQUIBB Mark.squibb@thep­acket.ca

The town coun­cil in Arnold’s Cove would like to see RCMP of­fi­cers in their com­mu­nity more of­ten.

So they’ve writ­ten the RCMP de­tach­ment in Clarenville ask­ing for more pa­trols in town.

This fol­lows a for­mal com­plaint to the town coun­cil ear­lier this fall about speed­ing in the com­mu­nity.

Mayor Basil Da­ley says the Main Road (which passes by Tri­cen­tia Acad­emy) seems to be the most prob­lem­atic area re­gard­ing speed­ing driv­ers.

“The speed limit in our town is 30 (km per hour); and lot of peo­ple are go­ing 50 and higher,” Da­ley told The Packet.

One speed alert ma­chine is lo­cated near the coun­cil of­fice on Main Road and the other is near the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Spencer’s Cove Road, flank­ing the school zone to re­mind driv­ers of their speed as they near Tri­cen­tia Acad­emy.

Da­ley noted the is­sue of speed­ing is not new in Arnold’s Cove. He says there have been con­cerns about speed­ing on this stretch of road in the past.

Staff Sgt. Larry Turner of the Clarenville de­tach­ment of the RCMP told The Packet po­lice take com­plaints about speed­ing very se­ri­ously.

“It’s some­thing we are try­ing to tar­get, and it’s cer­tainly a con­cern for the com­mu­nity. In­creased pa­trols are not a prob­lem, it’s some­thing we do on a reg­u­lar ba­sis when com­mu­ni­ties iden­tify a prob­lem,” he said.

Turner hopes to meet with the Town of Arnold’s Cove later this month for a dis­cus­sion on this mat­ter.

PACKET FILE PHOTO

Clarenville RCMP Staff Sgt. Larry Turner.

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