What is Speed Watch?
The Vancouver Speed Watch program was launched on April 1, 1996, as a branch of Citizens' Crime Watch. Speed Watch volunteers monitor speeds throughout the city, including schools and playground zones, using portable radar equipment and electronic signboards, making drivers aware of their speed. ICBC sponsors and supports the program across B.C. The information gathered by volunteers is used to determine if an area requires additional enforcement from Traffic members.
The Speed Watch Program also assists in addressing specific traffic problems through:
- increased police awareness
- public and community education
- Vancouver City Traffic and Transportation Section
- neighbourhood action
- traffic calming measures
In Vancouver, volunteers from the Community Policing Centres (CPC) are trained and take part in Speed Watch initiatives.
If you have any speed-related traffic concerns in your neighbourhood or you wish to join the Speed Watch program, contact any of the city’s community policing centres.
Volunteer with Speed Watch
For information on volunteering with the Speed Watch program, please contact your local Crime Prevention Centre.