May 17, 2013 - 12:25 PM
The Tournament Capital Centre is a busy place. From gym-goers, to special events, to swimming families and seniors, the facility attracts people of all ages and from all over. As a result, the TCC parking lots tend to get congested, raising concerns around the safety of pedestrians and drivers.
Community Safety volunteers who work the Speed Watch Program will be operating at the TCC on May 21st, and again on May 29th, to actively remind drivers to watch their speeds and pay attention to pedestrian traffic of all ages while at the facility.
"We hope this campaign serves as a reminder that the TCC attracts people of all ages" says Glen Cheetham, supervisor with the City of Kamloops, "and that drivers need to slow down and be alert so that all pedestrians, including parents with young children and seniors, enjoy a safe visit."
"City of Kamloops Community Safety encompasses a wide variety of prevention practices and public education campaigns. Road safety has become a high profile issue throughout the province. As a result, our dedicated volunteers are working hard to spread the message that pedestrians and motorists are equally responsible for sharing the road safely; whether on public streets, or in parking lots,” said Athena Smith, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the City.
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