Pedestrian safety driving campaign kicks off in central Richmond
2021-10-19 06:00 PDT
On October 20, 2021 Richmond RCMP and ICBC will conduct a joint operation to kick-off a month long pedestrian safety campaign involving both education and targeted enforcement.
Between the middle of October and November, Richmond RCMP officers from the Community Engagement Team along with Richmond RCMP volunteers, will be handing out reflectors to pedestrians, as a reminder to
be seen, be safe.
We're reminding road users to be extra alert during the fall and winter months, as visibility and weather conditions worsen, said Harvey Kooner, local ICBC road safety coordinator.
When driving, focus on the road, leave your phone alone and be ready to yield to pedestrians – especially at intersections. When walking, always use designated crosswalks, make eye contact with drivers and try to be as reflective as possible.
As part of this campaign, Richmond RCMP officers will also be conducting targeted enforcement around distracted driving.
In 2020, Richmond RCMP investigated 38 collisions involving pedestrians and 3 pedestrian fatalities. To date in 2021 Richmond RCMP have investigated 28 collisions involving pedestrians and 0 pedestrian fatalities.
Having to tell a family their loved one won’t be coming home takes its toll on our officers, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer,
We hope that by educating both pedestrians and drivers about proactive measures they can take, we can prevent a pedestrian from being seriously injured or killed.
As part of the campaign, Richmond RCMP and ICBC will be conducting a joint media availability on October 20 at the Brighouse Skytrain Station in Richmond between 7:30 am to 9:30 am.
Cpl. Dennis HwangMedia Relations Officer
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 4E8
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