Qualicum Beach residents concerned about speeding vehicles in Chartwell neighbourhood

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Residents of a Qualicum Beach neighbourhood are concerned for their safety because of numerous incidents of speeding vehicles and close calls.

Garry Young, who lives in the town’s Chartwell subdivision, presented a petition with 556 signatures from neighbourhood residents during council’s Oct. 6 regular meeting.

“Speed is the first problem and it’s getting so bad now that people are having to jump off the roads to get away from it,” he said. 

Young added people are also concerned about the number of vehicles that cut the corner of the intersection at Miraloma Drive and Chartwell Boulevard and drive dangerously close to pedestrians.

“If they had stayed there, they would have been hit by the car,” he continued. Young said he also brought his concerns to the Oceanside RCMP and believes the police are doing the best they can.

Council voted to have the town’s select committee on public safety discuss the issue before having staff write a report about addressing traffic safety concerns.

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