Coquitlam RCMP is lighting up the streets with a contest for Pedestrian Safety
2022-02-03 10:25 PST
View high-resolution photo: An umbrella with built in lights opened on the street.
Coquitlam RCMP want to keep you more visible and even safer by giving you the chance to win a unique lighted umbrella as we remind the public about Pedestrian Safety.
Pedestrians are at greatest risk for harm during inclement weather and in the fall and winter as daylight hours decrease. Everyone sharing the roadway plays an important part in making sure we all get home safe.
Coquitlam RCMP wants to brighten up those winter evenings by launching a contest to remind people to stay safe, spread the word and win a unique lighted umbrella, says Constable Deanna Law, Media Relations Officer for the Coquitlam RCMP.
The contest will run on two social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) from February 7 to February 12, 2022. Visit Coquitlam RCMP’s Facebook and Twitter page each day to enter.
Here are a few safety tips:
- Be visible. Wear bright colours and use lights and reflectors,
- Use marked crossings,
- Make eye contact before crossing; never assume the driver sees you,
- Put down the phone and take out headphones while walking.
- Use caution at intersections/crosswalks, expect pedestrians,
- Look for pedestrians wearing dark colours,
- Do not drive distracted. Put your phone down,
- If a vehicle has stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, it may be yielding for a pedestrian.
Coquitlam RCMP is hopeful that both drivers and pedestrians are always mindful of pedestrian safety. Our officers will be out in the community providing education on pedestrian safety along with enforcement when required. Police want to remind everyone that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Cst. Deanna Law
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP Media RelationsOffice: (604) 945-1580
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