SURREY, BC TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS
SPEED AND DISTRACTED DRIVING
Volunteers set up Surrey Traffic Safety five days a week around school zones, playground zones and high risk crash sites to raise awareness about road safety collecting data that is shared with the Surrey RCMP and ICBC. Volunteers support public awareness and education about safe practices behind the wheel.
Funded through grants from the City of Surrey and the Government of British Columbia the program is sponsored by Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
This program in Surrey was introduced in 1987, when the SCPS pioneered the use of electronic Radar Reader Boards.
Now volunteers use new technology including an “App” called “Speed Watch” where information is captured and uploaded for reporting to community partners. Volunteers record the speed of vehicles for and any distracted driving that is observed and this is recorded and shared with our community partners.
DID YOU KNOW?
Our volunteers use smartphone technology to analyze data?
This information is shared with our community partners.