ith the last long weekend of summer upon us the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP, in conjunction with its partners, will be focused on making our local recreational destinations safe and enjoyable for all. All summer long the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP have provided dedicated resources to deal with issues and enforcement in recreational areas, and that will continue again this weekend.

The RCMP in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar will be taking a “zero tolerance” approach and will continue to enforce all liquor and drug related offences. All laws pertaining to the Criminal Code and Provincial Statutes will be enforced. Open liquor will be seized and persons found in possession of open liquor in a public place will be subject to fines and legal action.

Those visiting our recreation areas are reminded to take steps to reduce auto crime. Property crimes are crimes of opportunity, and anything that can be done to reduce the opportunity will help reduce crime.

- Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
- Use an anti-theft device.
- Report suspicious activity related to auto crime to police right away.

Remember that school is back in on Tuesday.

Enjoy your last long weekend of summer safely and responsibly, and come Tuesday morning slow down, and look out for our youth on the roadways as they head back to school. Zero Tolerance will be enforced in our school zones as well.

 

Some Tips to keep in mind as the little ones head back to class:

Safety Tips for Drivers

- Always yield to pedestrians.
- Be aware of pedestrians who appear indecisive or inattentive.
- Know where school zones are in your community and slow down.
- Be alert to vehicles stopped in the lane next to yours. They may be yielding for a pedestrian.
- Watch out for pedestrians when backing up your vehicle.
- Always be alert for pedestrians, especially at intersections.
- Slow Down and keep your eyes on the road. A second of driver distraction could mean a life.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street to ensure you are seen.
- Use designated crossing points and obey pedestrian traffic signs.
- Wear bright-coloured clothing or carry reflective articles, especially when walking at night.
- Always be cautious and pay attention to traffic, as drivers may sometimes disobey traffic signals or not stop.
- Look left, right, and left again before stepping off the curb.