Oceanside Community Safety has plenty of literature to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Topics such as Personal Safety, Home Security and EMO Emergency Preparedness Workbook are available free of charge.
We also do presentations to groups on these topics.
Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch did not hold a Cell Watch only deployment in August, 2018
Thirteen combination Speed Watch and Cell Watch deployments were made by Oceanside Community Safety's Community Watch during the month of August, 2018. Of 12,034 vehicles checked, 947 or 6.7% were traveling at more than 10 km/h over the posted speed limit with the highest deviation being 71 km/h in a 30 km/h zone. 95 drivers were observed doing some form of distracted driving.
ICBC, the Oceanside RCMP, Central Island Traffic Services and our Speedwatch volunteers will be taking part in Distracted Driving Awareness month. According to ICBC, 9 people die in collisions on Vancouver Island each year from driving while distracted. In addition approximately 960 crashes occur every day in B.C., many of these caused by distracted or inattentive driving.
Seven years ago I wrote about a safe trip to school, commenting on my experience that a significant part of the safety problem was caused by teachers and parents themselves. Their driving behaviour as they showed up to work or dropped off their children sometimes left a lot to be desired. Did they not realize that they were creating their own problem?
Volunteers conducted a speedwatch operation for the opening day of school yesterday at Nanoose Bay Elementary School. During the 40 minute deployment 206 vehicles were checked and all drivers were following the school zone speed. 21 drivers waved to volunteers to show their appreciation. Thanks very much!
More space equals more time. Think about that carefully for a moment as it should be a constant consideration for all drivers. Driving should be an action, not a reaction and the best way to make it an action is to give yourself time to think, plan and execute your decisions safely.