Digby RCMP has partnered with a number of local elementary schools to conduct Operation Think of Me (TOM), a campaign aimed at getting motorists to slow down.
Operation TOM kicks off today, Nov.
12th and will run for the remainder of the school year.
As part of Operation TOM, Digby RCMP members traveled to Barton Consolidated, Digby Elementary, Digby Neck Consolidated, Islands Consolidated and Weymouth Consolidated schools and handed out pieces of paper to students. One side of the paper had a road safety message for drivers. The other side was blank and students were asked to draw a picture on the other side of the paper. Digby RCMP members then collected the original artwork to hand out at checkpoints throughout the Digby area. The pictures are meant to serve as powerful reminders to motorists to watch for children on the road and to be attentive at all times while driving.
‘Everyone has a role to play in road safety’ says Cst. Colin Helm, RCMP Digby School Liaison officer. ‘We wanted to give students an opportunity to play a role in educating motorists in the area and I’m pleased to say that over 500 pieces of art have been collected.’ Cst. Helm added, ‘I want to thank all of the students for lending their artistic support in this important road safety initiative.’
Media are invited to attend a checkpoint at Victoria Rd., Digby in front of the Digby RCMP detachment, 10:30 a.m.
Cst. Colin Helm, Digby RCMP, will be at the checkpoint and available to speak with media at that time. To see examples of the artwork please see the attached images.