South Cowichan Community Policing Wins ICBC and RCMP E Division Awards

2017  Success For of Our Speed Watch/Cell Watch Team – Great Work…!

Top honours from RCMP “E” Division Volunteer Photo Contest as well as we received the reward from ICBC for being the most active Cell Watch Group in the Province of British Columbia.

#1 Winner for E Div and SCCP Cell WatchICBC Cell Watch Award

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who participated in this contest and special thank you to Sgt Stephen and Cst Wetzel-Eden of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP for their continued support to the success of these programs.

 

 

Driving Behaviours are LEARNED

The Messages from the Children and Youth are Clear – Driving Behaviours are learned

This is a old ICBC campaign with some very impactful messages…

Posters of the winning 2012-13 entries are available for ordering and will also be included in ICBC’s road safety curriculum orders for Grades 8, 9 and 10.

Check out the winners, their statements, and all submitted

Your Ad Here 2012/13

This is a old ICBC campaign with some very impactful messages…

Tips for parents and drivers in time for back to school

ICBC’s tips for parents and drivers in time for back to school

Car crashes are the top preventable cause of death for B.C. children

September 22, 2014

Back to School Safety ICBC

As children head back to school, ICBC is encouraging parents to review the rules of the road with their children and go over their daily route to and from school.

In B.C., on average, five child pedestrians aged five to 18 are killed and 290 injured in 270 car crashes every year.*

ICBC provides free road safety educational materials to B.C. schools to help students learn about road safety using fun and interactive activities. The materials are unique to each grade level from kindergarten to grade 10. To find out more, visit icbc.com/4teachers.

 

Tips for children and parents:

Visit icbc.com to print our child pedestrian safety tips and post them in your home. Review the tips with your children – even older children need to be reminded about road safety.

Here are our top tips:

  • Map it out. Plan your child’s walking route with them ahead of time. Review street names and landmarks to orient them.
  • Quiz time. Make a fun, interactive game out of guessing the correct traffic signs and meanings with your child.
  • Set a good example. Never jaywalk or run to cross the street. Where possible, cross at intersections with a pedestrian crossing light or marked crosswalk.
  • Look. Make sure all vehicles have stopped before entering the road. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing, even if the walk signal is on.
  • Listen. Put away the electronic gadgets, cell phone and ear buds so you can hear approaching traffic that may be hard to see.Be seen. Wear bright clothes and/or reflective gear especially at night and in poor weather.

Tips for drivers:

  • Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30-km/hr speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • When you’re dropping off your children in school zones, allow them to exit the car on the side closest to the sidewalk. Never allow a child to cross mid-block.
  • If a vehicle’s stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding to a pedestrian, so be prepared to stop.
  • Watch for school buses. Vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing.
  • Before getting into your vehicle, walk around your vehicle to make sure no small children are behind it. Always look for pedestrians when you’re backing up.