The local RCMP said recently that they’re trying to alleviate some of the excessive vehicle noise in town.
At an annual update to councillors July 12, Inspector Dave Brunner, Officer in Charge of the Cochrane detachment, said they’re implementing some options and considering more.
“I know that there’s been some talk about vehicle noise and stuff like that,” he noted at the meeting.
“There’s cars and motorbikes that make a lot of noise when they go down the street, and so we’re hearing that at the detachment that people would like something done, and I get it.”
Insp. Brunner called it a “complex issue” given provincial legislation, but that they’re trying to be resourceful and communicate with other parties.
“Not only are we looking at with our traffic people the educational and enforcement part, but creating positive partnerships within the community,” he said.
“We are working with our traffic services people, the provincial sheriffs, enforcement and of course our RCMP traffic services people to see what we can do to try and alleviate some of those concerns.”
For now, Brunner says detachment members will be exploring solutions on-site.
“We have assigned one of our traffic members that’s going to these locations and spending time in that and making some observations, recording through our vehicles to see what the sound levels are off the street, and we’re going to see what we can do to try and alleviate some of the concerns of the citizens in the street noise.”