Comox Valley RCMP handing out more than tickets
The "Think of Me" campaign will continue in the Comox Valley until the end of this month.( Photo provided by the Comox Valley RCMP)
The Comox Valley RCMP, ICBC, and School District 71 are taking part in the “Think of Me” campaign.
Officers have been handing out drawings done by local children to grab the attention of drivers as they pass through school zones.
The students have taken the time to draw a picture for drivers to remind them of the possible consequences of speeding and distracted driving.
On the back of the drawing is a printed message from the RCMP and ICBC, reminding drivers to put their phones away and slow down.
Constable Hayley Turkington with the Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Section says the drawings have been making an impact.
“The impact on drivers has been obvious and it is because the message is coming from our local children, but the impact is actually two-fold because our children, our future drivers, are thinking about road safety as they draw these pictures, said Turkington.
This campaign will continue in the Comox Valley until the end of this month.