Friday, July 11, 2014

Community Column by Don Butt (July 2014)

Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) This is probably too late for many going on holidays but just a reminder to help make your home more safe when you are away .
  • Lock all doors and windows securely .
  • Put all tools and loose equipment away.
  • Tell neighbours you will be away ‘til ----
  • Notify police and cancel papers.
  • Put two or more interior lights on timers
  • Have them timed for different hours
  • No outside lights on all day .
  • Motion floodlights are a good idea.
There are many more things you can do for safety. Check with your Police forces’ Community Safety Officer.
For safety on the road, there is one thing you can always do and that is to make sure you keep your vehicle clean. A clean vehicle is much easier to see, especially in lower light conditions or fog. Speaking of fog, put on full headlights but on low beam. If you have fog lamps, use them and refrain from passing. Can you see the car or tractor trailer coming your way? I think not! The above hints also apply to downpours of rain, especially if accompanied by high winds. Of course wintertime is a whole different story and we will deal with that at an appropriate time. Safe driving.
Safety Tip – Check air pressure every two weeks and don’t forget the spare (this tip comes to you courtesy of the Skid Control School and Doug Annett at Oakville , Ont.
Phone Nos. – (a list of valuable numbers to have)
For all emergencies – 911
To report non emergency incidents or bad drivers 1-800-310-1122
Or by cell phone only *677
Road Watch
Our forms for reporting dangerous and aggressive drivers are now attached to our website.If you prefer a paper form or do not have a computer, our forms are available at Mono Plaza and OPP at Primrose. Please use them, the life you may save could be your own or a loved one. Or use the cell number to call direct – *677.
Don Butt is currently the Public Relations and Media Contact for the Mono Community Policing Committee. If you would like more information on anything covered in Don’s Column or would like to see a topic of public interest or safety covered; post a comment below.

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