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Back to school safety tips from the RCMP

first_imgWith the new school year just starting, here are a number of tips from the RCMP for parents, students and drivers.BC’s Back to School!The beginning of the 2011/2012 school is an exciting time when children return to meet new and old friends and teachers.- Advertisement -However it is also a time when they are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Many more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and it demands that all drivers’ change their driving patterns and be vigilant.. • Until children are about eight years of age, it is difficult for them to assess whether a vehicle is moving or not.• When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour – not how fast the vehicle is traveling.• Children assume cars stop instantly, and do not have the ability to estimate whether there is enough time to cross the road without being struck.• A child’s field of vision is one-third narrower than an adult’s.• Children have difficulty determining where sounds are coming from.Advertisement Available research indicates that, although so-called youth gang members’ ages range from eight to 50+ in some cases, the average age tends to be 14-16.Gun hidden in backpackGangs spread across all races and ethnic origins. They are not restricted to any one socio-economic group.School age youth looking for a surrogate family are particularly susceptible to gang involvement. Yet gangs function directly in opposition to true families: where families sacrifice for the benefit of the individual member, the gang requires the individual to sacrifice for the whole.Did you know?Dropping out of school or truancy are risk factors influencing a youth’s gang involvement.Gang-related crimes range from vandalism, burglary and theft to arson, assault, drug selling and homicide.Acknowledgment of the problem rather than denial is crucial to developing solutions.Learn more about how to recognize the signs of gang involvement. Did you know?When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour – not how fast the vehicle is traveling.A child’s field of vision is one-third narrower than an adult’s.Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10 to 14-year-olds at intersections.Learn more road safety facts and tips. • Most pedestrian traffic injuries happen to five- to nine-year-olds in mid-block crossings, and to 10- to 14-year-olds at intersections.• It takes a vehicle 13 metres to come to a complete stop when driving 30 km/h, but 27 metres – more than double that distance – when driving 50 km/h.Make the school year one to remember….for life !Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of injury or death among children.The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Many more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and it demands that all drivers’ change their driving patterns and be vigilant.Advertisement During the busy back to school season, parents dropping off and picking up their children, and drivers commuting through school zones, need to keep the following facts in mind:• The posted speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when students are in class.• The posted speed limit in playground zones is 30 km/h from dawn to dusk, every day of the year.• Drivers must watch for children walking on medians, roadways, and curbs, and be cautious when approaching intersections.Advertisement The painted yellow curb lines that prohibit parking in front of a school are there for a reason: to ensure that drivers’ vision and their ability to spot children on the sidewalk or roadway is not impeded.  Advertisement Inform yourself of the agenda and strategies of those who would justify, rationalize and legitimize drug use to sell drugs to our children.Drug deal at schoolYoung people need adults who they can communicate with about values, feelings and  decision-making. This support prepares them for situations where they are introduced to drugs and opens dialogue with them in case they make a mistake.Use open-ended questions such as, “Why do you think drugs are becoming a problem at your school?” Don’t ask, “Have any of your friends asked you to try a drug?”Did you know?Among students who smoked marijuana before age 18, 43% go on to use cocaine; conversely, less than 1% of non-smokers ever use cocaine.Street drugs pose a physical threat as well as a legal one, in that there are no controls on the quality, content, safety or strength of drugs being sold this way.Drug use can affect the health and safety of a young person’s friends and siblings, for example, if they drink and drive, or smoke around others.Learn more about how to talk to youth about drug use and prevention. It is time for everyone – students, motorists, parents, and educators, to improve their traffic safety practices.last_img read more

FPL transfer advice, including Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea stars

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 11 Out: Lucas Moura (Tottenham) – £7.2m SORRY It’s vital to get the balance of your squad right now, especially as a busy festive period looms.So who do you need to sell and sign this week? Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a good look at the form and fixtures and believe we’ve got the best transfer tips around… In: Ross Barkley (Chelsea) – £5.9m Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 11 The Brazilian hasn’t scored since gameweek five and hasn’t been credited with an assist since gameweek three. You need a forward to score you goals and Firmino just isn’t giving us a reason to keep him. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Out: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) – £6.8m Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion He’s not playing badly for Spurs but the Brazilian attacker’s form doesn’t get you FPL points. Without a goal or assist since gameweek four it’s time to ditch him. One of the cheapest starting defenders out there and an ownership of just 0.9 per cent, this could be the bargain of the century and help you build your squad. Sadly, it might be time to give up on the Serbian. A good start has faded away and the Cottagers are in a battle against relegation now. This could see the way they play change and may result in fewer chances for the striker, too. Add the fact Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United are coming up in their fixtures and he’s a definitely for your outs. Surely an England call-up is on the way for Wilson., who now has five goals and seven assists this season as he links well with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks. His creative improvement makes him a duel threat so right now he’s a must-have. Out: Jose Holebas (Watford) – £5.1m tense Who should you be selling and signing this week in FPL? latest Getty We hate being proved wrong but the Icelandic star is managing to continue his recent revival. Watch out for games against Chelsea and Liverpool coming up though. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Out: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £9.3m huge blow In: Kiko Femenia (Watford) – £4.2m predicted Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 11 whoops Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 As we feared, Holebas’ suspension appears to have cost him his place in the Hornets’ side with Adam Masina taking over in his absence and helping them to victories over Wolves and Huddersfield. 11 Another gameweek down and it’s still proving hard to rely on some star Premier League performers to get us points, with both Sergio Aguero failing to score.We’re checking the stats and looking at all the fixtures to figure out which players have the potential to do well for us and fire us up our mini-leagues. Yep, you guessed it. The Premier League’s in-form star is now a must-sign player. Three goals and three assists in three games show just how hot he is and at such a low price you have to give him a shot. 11 11 11 11 changes Out: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.9m In: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £6.6m In: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £8.7m 11 11 Most Popular Premier League News gameday cracker TOP WORK revealed Getty 11 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Now, this might sound crazy, but a quick one-week transfer in for the Spaniard might just win you a quick few points. Likely to start as Olivier Giroud is injured, Morata will face Crystal Palace with renewed confidence having scored two goals in his last three Premier League appearances. Only owned by a minority of managers he could get you vital unmatched points. In and out of the Gunners’ side, you just can’t rely on the Armenian starting games and getting you regular points. In: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) – £7.4mlast_img read more