NEWS RELEASE · 19th April 2010
In anticipation of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 18 – 24), ICBC road safety coordinators across the province have been busy presenting their local community policing offices and volunteers with certificates of appreciation for their continued support of enhancing road safety awareness.
In Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, there are three community policing offices working with eight dedicated volunteers on delivering the road safety program, Speed Watch, in their communities.
“The extraordinary dedication to road safety shown by these volunteers and community policing offices is remarkable and truly appreciated,” said Jon Schubert, ICBC’s President and CEO. “I hope the commitment demonstrated by these volunteers will inspire others to do their part to help make our roads and communities safer."
In 2009, Terrace area Speed Watch volunteers contributed approximately 27 hours to help raise awareness and reduce speed-related crashes in their communities. Volunteers use radar and speed-reader board equipment supplied by ICBC to show drivers how fast they’re actually traveling.
Research has shown it works – over 70 per cent of drivers traveling 10km/h over the speed limit slow down when they see a speed-reader board.
Drop by your neighbourhood community policing office to see how you can get involved and help keep your community safe.