Police have increased resources to enforce provincial traffic laws within the City of Prince George and their provincial highways in an effort “to ensure all athletes, coaches, officials and spectators” arrive at the venue safely, according to Cpl. Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP.
“The Ministry of Transportation has erected temporary reduced speed zones on Highway 16 at the turn offs to Tabor Mountain and Purden Mountain ski resorts,” writes Cpl. Douglass. “All drivers traveling on these stretches of highway should be aware of the reduced speed zones and ensure they abide by posted speeds.”
Cpl. Douglass says police have already issued plenty of tickets since the beginning of the Winter Games, including the impoundment of one vehicle for 7 days as a result of excessive speed.
“This event will be a positive lifelong memory for all those that are attending,” Cpl. Douglass concludes. “Please help us ensure that remains the case. Please slow down.”