Arnold’s Cove council seeks increased police presence
Town says speeding is a problem
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.
Clarenville RCMP Staff Sgt. Larry Turner.