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Richmond RCMP increases enforcement after spike in crashes

Police are targeting four main high-volume collision hotspots.
A Richmond RCMP officer pulled over a driver during an enforcement operation.

Police are ramping up traffic enforcement in four Richmond areas to curb a spike in collisions.

Richmond RCMP announced Wednesday that its Road Safety Unit will be conducting additional enforcement in the following crash hotspots:

  • No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway
  • Grant McConachie Way to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • Gilbert Road and Elmbridge Way
  • Sexsmith and Bridgeport roads

The announcement came after police noticed a recent increase in crashes in the areas.

ICBC crash data shows the intersection of No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway recorded 509 crashes between 2018 and 2022, the highest number along Steveston Highway.

Intersections along Grant McConachie Way had a total of 546 crashes during the same period, while Gilbert Road and Elmbridge Way had 86 and Sexsmith and Bridgeport roads had 50.

Drivers are advised to slow down and drive carefully.

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