Early Wednesday morning, emergency personnel, City staff and the mayor and councillors were out reminding Pitt Meadows residents to make sure they are visible on dark mornings, and handing out tips and reflectors.
This is the time of year when it’s harder to see people as the mornings are getting darker, especially with the time change this Sunday, and the weather getting rainier.
The Be Safe, Be Seen campaign is put on jointly by Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue, the City of Pitt Meadows, ICBC, the RCMP, explained assistant fire chief Rob Chatton.
They were out Wednesday morning showing residents examples of reflective clothing they can wear to help drivers see them.
But the education piece extends to traffic as well, Chatton said.
“We also appeal to vehicle operators to be especially diligent at crosswalks,” he explained.
The focus was on the Pitt Meadows West Coast Express train station on Wednesday because of the heavy pedestrian traffic in the area.
As people bundle up for work, they are often dressed in warm, heavy coats and business attire required at their workplaces, but more often than not, that attire is dark in colour and hard for drivers to see, Chatton explained.
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