Prepare to Stop When Lights are Flashing

DriveSmartBC LogoWhen my father-in-law from Quebec visited us here in B.C. years ago he was impressed with the idea of the overhead sign with flashing amber lights marked Prepare to Stop prior to signalized intersections. He thought that these signs made it much easier for the driver to prepare for a safe stop in advance of the signal changing to red. At that time this type of signal was not used where he lived.

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Road Safety Solutions for Your Neighbourhood

DriveSmartBC LogoThere is nothing like a near miss or collision to focus your mind on road safety. I often hear from people hoping to enlist my help in solving their issue. Requests have ranged from posting lower speed limits to constructing left turn lanes recently. Most people have already tried something on their own and are frustrated with what they see as the authorities not wanting to apply what they see as the solution.

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course

CPTED DiagramCowichan Community Policing in partnership with Liahona Security is offering a Level One Basic CPTED course from October 3 to 6, 2016. The course will take place at the Maple Bay Fire Hall, 1230 Maple Bay Road in Duncan, B.C. from 8:30 to 4:30 each day. Cost for the course is $500 + GST. The course is aimed at Police Members, Design Professionals, Crime Prevention Officers & Staff, By-Law Enforcement, Facility Management, Security Professionals, BIA’s & Civic Leaders.

Stopping for a School Bus

DriveSmartBC LogoAccording to the Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia, travel by school bus is statistically the safest method of ground transportation in Canada and by a substantial margin. I’m sure that we all expect and demand nothing less when our children and grandchildren are riding those buses to and from schools and school related events. Surely all drivers should understand this and not hesitate to stop when the red lights on a stopped bus are flashing.

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