RCMP in the region say a joint operation last weekend was ‘very successful’ and will likely return again over the winter months.

Between Friday September 29th and Sunday October 1st the Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit, Prohibited Driver Enforcement Team, Sea to Sky Traffic Services as well as Squamish and Whistler RCMP conducted enhanced traffic enforcement.

The initiative saw the use of marked and unmarked police vehicles and the Air 1 helicopter in order to locate prohibited drivers, people with outstanding warrants, those breaching conditions and prolific dangerous drivers.

Numerous motorists where stopped within the various municipalities including 2 arrests resulting in criminal code investigations, 25 violation tickets, 2 prohibited drivers and 6 driving prohibitions among others. 111 tickets where also issued along the Sea to Sky highway, primarily for speeding or aggressive driving.

Police are also reminding drivers that winter tires are now required on the the Sea to Sky highway and to expect random tire checks, even if the weather is nice.


Filed under: Highway 99, Pemberton, Police, RCMP, Sea to Sky, Squamish, Whistler