Cab helps nab chatty drivers
If you spot a taxi pulled over to the side of the road along the East-West connector or Highway 99, you might want to keep your hands on the wheel.
Police with Deas Island Traffic Services are employing a new technique to catch distracted drivers unaware.
With an unmarked police cruiser outfitted with a roof-top cab sign, and a couple of decals on the door, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this vehicle for a taxi.
But that’s the point.
Cpl. Robert McDonald, of E Division RCMP Traffic Services, said police use the taxi to spot violators, with an enforcement team parked just down the highway. Whenever a violator is seen, the taxi team radios in the information, and the suspected violator is pulled over.