Pedestrian safety campaign launches in October

Coquitlam

2021-09-28 09:20 PDT

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With daylight hours getting shorter and shorter, the risk to pedestrian’s increases and yearly statistics do not dispute this.

According to ICBC, more than 2,600 pedestrians in British Columbia are injured by motor vehicles each year. Fifty-seven of them die as a result. Seventy-eight percent of these crashes occur at intersections. Contributing factors include driver distraction, a failure of drivers to yield to pedestrians, and weather.

ICBC also reports that nearly half of all pedestrian involved collisions occur between the months of October to January, when driving conditions are at their worst. Often, even when drivers are being cautious, collisions still occur. We all have a part to play in improving pedestrian safety, says Constable Deanna Law Media Relations Officer for the Coquitlam RCMP. We are all pedestrians from time to time, so it’s important to pay attention to what is going on around us.

Coquitlam RCMP provides tips for drivers and pedestrians on the roadway:

Pedestrians

Drivers

Coquitlam RCMP are hopeful that both drivers and pedestrians will participate in pedestrian safety. Our officers will be out in the community encouraging everyone to slow down and be seen.
For more information on pedestrian safety, check out the ICBC website.

Released by:
Cst. Deanna Law
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
604-945-1580
 

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Coquitlam RCMP Media Relations

Office: (604) 945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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