|Protect And Prevent|
Protect Yourself On The Roads
· Always cross at marked crosswalks or at an intersection.
You forfeit some of your rights as a pedestrian if you cross elsewhere.
· Obey any pedestrian signals and pause, look left-right-left
to make sure the road is clear in both directions before stepping on the roadway, even if you have the right of way. Keep your head up and look for vehicles that may not see you.
· If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver
to be sure she/he sees you before you cross and while crossing.
· Look before walking past stopped vehicles.
Do not cross just because a driver waves you on. Be sure all lanes are clear first. Check each lane as you go.
· Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians
unless they are walking their bikes. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles.
· If you’re wearing an MP3 player (iPod),
only wear one ear phone so you can hear everything around you
· If you have to walk on a roadway,
walk against traffic, it’s the law. If there’s a sidewalk, you must use it.
• Yield to pedestrians.
• Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians
unless walking the bike. Otherwise, they are considered vehicles
and forfeit their rights as pedestrians in the case of an accident or ticketing.
• Use marked bike paths or multi-use paths when available.
• Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways.
• Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads
Be aware that your actions are unpredictable to drivers and pedestrians.
• Only ride on the roadway in the direction of the traffic, Riding on a sidewalk is illegal.
· Wear a Helmet, IT’S THE LAW
• Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.
• Be prepared to stop
at all marked crosswalks and intersections. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks and intersections.
• Be alert for bicyclists
whose approaches to the crosswalk may be much swifter than those of pedestrians.
• Come to a complete stop
if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross.
• Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in
before resuming travel.
• Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.
• Use a Hands Free Device for cell phones, IT’S THE LAW
• Wear your Seatbelt
Only 6-8 % of the driving public fails to wear their seat belt, yet this small group is involved in 40% of all fatal collisions.
Protect Yourself From Sexual Assault
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of sexual assault
Protect Youtself From Identity Theft
Protect Your Property
Prevent Theft From Auto
Prevent Illegal Drug Labs In Your Neighbourhood
The following indicators, sometimes noted in combination, are possible indicators of an illegal or clandestine drug lab. Please contact West Vancouver Police promptly if you have reason to suspect such an operation is in your neighbourhood
Prevent Marijuana Grow Operations in Your Neighbourhood
The following are some characteristics associated to marijuana growing operations. This list is a guideline only as investigations vary widely and the individual presence of single factors listed here does not necessarily indicate criminal activity.