Delta cops honoured for rollover fix

Two Delta police constables worked to solve a chronic problem of truck rollovers at Highway 91 and Highway 17.

Delta police attend a truck rollover in 2014

Delta police attend a truck rollover in 2014

Two Delta Police Officers were recognized for excellence by the BC Municipal Police Chiefs for work on traffic safety after dramatic truck rollovers.

After five separate truck rollovers last year at Highway 17 and Highway 91, Delta Police Constables John Merryman and Mike Whitely were called in to examine the exact causes.

After conducting in-depth analysis, they determined the accidents were a result of truck speed and road design.

After consulting with the Ministry of Transportation, Delta Engineering and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch they proposed potential fixes to the problems.

Since those alterations have been implemented, there have been no truck rollovers near that intersection.

“This is another example of our officers’ commitment to public safety,” said Delta Chief Const. Neil Dubord.  “Const. Merryman and Const. Whiteley were not satisfied with simply investigating each collision separately.  They identified root causes and made positive change happen.”

 

Surrey North Delta Leader