What pedestrians and drivers can do to make our roadways safer with the return of shorter, rainy days


2021-10-23 09:19 PDT

 Richmond RCMP want to remind pedestrians and drivers about being vigilant as shorter, rainy days return.

In 2020, Richmond RCMP investigated a total of 38 collisions involving pedestrians. 24 of those occurred during the winter months.

With darker conditions and poor visibility, we see more collisions involving pedestrians, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, The effect of these collisions can be huge on all those involved. It’s so important we as the police, as well as the public, do everything possible to prevent someone from being injured or killed.

In 2020, Richmond RCMP investigated 3 pedestrian fatalities. To date in 2021, Richmond RCMP have investigated 28 collisions involving pedestrians and no fatalities.

In addition to conducting targeted enforcement at high trafficked pedestrian corridors from mid-October to mid-November, Richmond RCMP want to remind pedestrians and drivers of ways they can help prevent these collisions from occurring.

Ways pedestrians can help prevent being involved in a collision include:

Ways drivers can help to try and avoid collisions include:Focus on the road. Always leave your phone alone while driving. #LeaveYourPhoneAlone

It is incumbent on both drivers and pedestrians to take steps to help make our roadways safer. By working together, we can help create a safer driving culture in BC.

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Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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