A top priority of OPSRRA – and for all residents of Otter Point, Shirley, and Jordan River – is safety on Highway 14 and Otter Point Roads. OPSRRA’s board and other community volunteers are actively following up on the November 5, 2017, panel discussion/public meeting, Speed, Safety, and Noise on West Coast and Otter Point Roads. These efforts will be highlighted in OPSRRA’s upcoming newsletter.

In the meantime, you might be interested in reading a thought-provoking article by RCMP Constable Tim Schewe (Retired), called Unmarked police cars, and the “I Can Get Away With It” Mindset. This piece recently appeared in the online publication for our community, Sooke Pocket News.

The psychology of “getting-away-with-it” and the three pillars of engineering, education, and enforcement are relevant to better understand issues around road safety. Reading this piece is well worth the time for anyone who is concerned about traffic safety in our community and beyond.