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Town of Alberton
ALBERTON - The Alberton recreation department will be setting up stations in local businesses early in the new year to seek participants for its pace car program.
The program is all about encouraging drivers to drive within the speed limit and to watch for pedestrians.
The department is seeking drivers to pledge to drive within the posted speed limits in town and for drivers willing to display decals as pace car drivers.
In preparation for the program, the department recently participated in a survey with the RCMP to check the speed of vehicles.
The department’s director Amanda Jendrick reported that 45 per cent of the 168 vehicles clocked along Main Street near the credit union were exceeding the 50-kilometre-per-hour posted speed limit.
Of the 141 vehicles clocked within the Alberton Elementary school zone on Church Street, 41 per cent exceeded the speed limit, and on the Dock Road approach to Main Street, 10 per cent exceeded the 90-kilometre-per-hour limit.
A presentation on the program was recently given to grades 4 to 6 students, and they were given copies of the pledge for parents to sign, should they wish.