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MILFORD: Concerns from the public have led East Hants RCMP to step up enforcement along the route to and from Hants East Rural High School.

Sgt. Dwayne Kelly, with the Enfield detachment, said police have been notified by residents about vehicles operating at high rates of speed going to and from the Highway 2, Milford-based school.

“This second public notification is a part of our strategy to warn parents and student drivers, as we have implemented a no tolerance approach and drivers will be ticketed and faced with possible loss of driving privileged and heavy fines,” said Sgt. Kelly.

Police will be using a variety of enforcement methods, such as marked and unmarked police vehicles, as well as stationary radar from concealed locations, said Sgt. Kelly.

He said in addition, based on the speed in excess of the posted limit, police may seize vehicles which will result in additional costs and delays in getting vehicles back.

“This is a serious public safety issue and the RCMP ask that parents speak with children about driving at excessive speeds and the dangers related to this activity, before it’s too late,” said Sgt. Kelly.

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!