RCMP Positive Ticket Campaign 2017

RCMP Positive Ticket Campaign 2017

Submitted by Cpl. Jason Nash Valemount RCMP

For the third summer in a row the Valemount RCMP have launched the Positive Ticket for Safety Campaign.  Youth observed in the community exhibiting safe behaviour such as wearing a helmet when cycling, looking both ways to before crossing the street, or stopping at stop signs may be spotted and served a ticket by local RCMP members.  Tickets can be redeemed at the local Petro-Canada for a free medium slushy drink.

The Valemount Local Action Team [Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative] have also partnered with the Valemount RCMP for the Positive Ticket for Safety Campaign.  Each ticket served will be accompanied by a short survey for youth to complete and drop off anonymously at the Petro-Canada when redeeming their slushy drink.

As was the case last season, plans are still in the works to award a grand prize in September via a random draw from all redeemed Positive Tickets.

In BC, all cyclists are required by law to wear an approved helmet. Studies have shown that in the event of a crash, a helmet will greatly reduce your chances of a serious brain injury. Your helmet should have CSA, ANSI, ASTM, or SNELL standards approval clearly designated on it.