Speed Watch Program

Speed Watch is a community based program focused on helping raise public awareness of speeding in school zones, playgrounds, and other problem speeding areas by encouraging slower vehicle speeds for the safety of our community. Speed Watch is a North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, ICBC, and CCP&ES sponsored program.

Trained volunteers are deployed in pairs to locations around the Cowichan Valley to promote speed/road safety education & awareness by reminding drivers of their traveling speed using radar and an electronic speed display board. Help reduce speeding in your community.

Ways YOU can help reduce speeding: 

  • Request Speed Watch deployments in areas prone to speeding
  • Volunteer with the Speed Watch program!
  • Report reckless & impaired drivers to local RCMP
  • Watch out for signs indicating maximum travelling speed
  • Be mindful of your vehicle’s speed – check your speedometer often
  • Leave your phone and other possible distractions out of sight & reach while driving
  • Drive like your children live & play in the area
  • Assume there will be pedestrians near schools, parks, fields, playgrounds, shops, & trails
  • Hanging/affixing Community Policing provided ‘Slow Down’ signs on your property’s fence, lawn, driveway, recycling bin, etc.
  • Talk to the youth in your life about safe driving practices
  • Leave early – give yourself extra travel time so that you don’t get the urge to speed/’make up time’ on the road

Speed Watch helps raise speeding awareness in:

  • School zones
  • Playground/park zones
  • Residential areas
  • Other problem speeding areas

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community.

  • Must be 19+
  • Provide a negative Criminal Record Check (paid for by CCPES & updated every 2 years)
  • Be passionate about promoting road/speed safety, education, and awareness
  • Conduct two 2 hour Speed Watch deployments per month

Speed Watch Calendar

*For members only

This is where our Speed Watch team: Manages the deployment schedule, See upcoming deployments, Access the top priority location(s) list, Request deployment partner(s)

Team Calendar (password required)