Walk Wisely As Days Get Shorter 

It is time to brush up on pedestrian safety with the daylight hours becoming shorter. The highest number of crashes involving pedestrians occur on Thursdays and Fridays; between 3 pm and 6 pm; during the fall and winter.

Unfortunately, about one of every five victims of fatal car crashes in BC is a pedestrian. About 2,400 pedestrians are injured every year.

To not become a statistic, here are some helpful tips:

  • Look both ways before crossing the intersection. Drivers are focused on oncoming traffic and may not see you.
  • Always use crosswalks and follow pedestrian signs and traffic signals.
  • Always make eye contact; do not assume the driver can see you.
  • Phone down, head up; do not be distracted while crossing the street. This also means no headphones while crossing an intersection.
  • Wear bright/reflective clothing at night and/or during poor weather.

Stop by the CPC to pick up a reflective tag (provided by ICBC).


The Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre’s new initiative, Project Full Stop, is under way until mid-December 2022. This is a pilot initiative of the Road Safety program.

Volunteers will distribute 300 safety kits to elementary school children at stations that are popular along walking routes. These kits include a reflective armband and an information sheet on how to be a safe pedestrian.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or a caregiver to receive a kit. For adults, volunteers will also be distributing reflector tags and information sheets on how to be a pedestrian-friendly driver.