Police Partnering With ICBC For Pedestrian Awareness

On Thursday, November 27, Saanich Police in partnership with ICBC will launch the 2014 Saanich Pedestrian Awareness Campaign.

Officers from the Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit, the Mountain Bike Squad, and the Reserve Program  will be on hand to assist ICBC volunteers with spreading the  safety messaging and handing out free reflectors.

The focus of the campaign is to educate pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers on how to avoid pedestrian and cyclist involved crashes, specifically in the fall and winter months (or whenever visibility is reduced).  Many people that commute using the transit system do not consider themselves as pedestrians, even though many have to walk to and from bus stops.  Often, people don’t even consider the colours of the clothing that they are wearing.  The use of at least one reflector could potentially save someone from being struck.

What:                    Saanich Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

When:                  Thursday, November 27, at 10:30 a.m.

Where:                 UVIC Bus Loop – near the Ring Road and UVIC Bookstore

Please join us if you are able.  The more we can educate the public, the greater the chance we have of preventing a serious injury or death on our roads.

Please see the following links for more information and stats.

http://www.icbc.com/road-safety/sharing-road/Pages/pedestrian-infographic.aspx

http://www.icbc.com/road-safety/sharing-road/Pages/pedestrian-safety.aspx

 

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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