Ful­ham School gets a (friendly) visit from the law

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

Yel­low­head County’s Peace Of­fi­cers and a mem­ber of the RCMP’s Ed­son In­te­grated Traf­fic Ser­vices Unit vis­ited the school af­ter pa­trolling the nearby high­way for school­zone speed­ers.

Yel­low­head County Peace Of­fi­cers re­cently teamed up with the RCMP’s In­te­grated Traf­fic Unit to stop and ed­u­cate lo­cal speed­ers. The trou­ble­some spot that was pa­trolled, High­way 32 along the length of Ful­ham School, of­ten sees speed­ers ig­nor­ing sig­nage to slow down to 70 km/h from 100 km/h for the school zone.

In their brief time op­er­at­ing near Ful­ham School, the of­fi­cers stopped about a dozen of­fend­ers and ed­u­cated them about the lo­cal school zone. The goal of this joint ini­tia­tive was to re­mind driv­ers to obey traf­fic laws, es­pe­cially those that may af­fect the safety of school chil­dren.

At lunch, over 60 chil­dren hap­pily greeted Yel­low­head County Peace Of­fi­cers Dave Budgell and Chase Co­ma­niuk, as well as RCMP In­te­grated Traf­fic Ser­vices Unit Con­sta­ble Dale Huntley. The of­fi­cers were over­whelmed by the ex­cite­ment of Ful­ham School’s K-6 stu­dents and the kind­ness of school staff, who pro­vided a hot lunch.

In re­turn, the of­fi­cers sur­prised the stu­dents with a tour of their ve­hi­cles and equip­ment—com­plete with a lights and siren demo, and an al­lac­cess pass to crawl around the three cruis­ers! Af­ter­wards, the of­fi­cers took to pa­trolling the nearby high­way once more.

Yel­low­head County would like to re­mind driv­ers to ob­serve the law around school and play­ground zones, and to be wary of chil­dren at play or cross­ing road­ways. Re­mem­ber, if we all treat road safety as a per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity, our com­mu­nity will be the bet­ter for it.

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