The City of Vernon is concerned about pedestrian safety and unsafe driving. Vernon has become a Parachute Pace Car Community and has received yearly grants from Parachute since 2013 to assist in raising the awareness around speed reduction especially in school zones. Elementary Schools that are actively participating in the program are Alexis Park, Ecole Beairsto School, Ellison and Harwood.
Heads Up Drivers
You're driving up to a crosswalk, playing with your stereo and haven't noticed that other vehicles have started to slow down. Heads up! Pay attention. Watch for vehicles slowing down; they could be yielding to pedestrians and cyclists. The City of Vernon reminds drivers to be alert for cyclists and pedestrians at all times and take extra caution in low light and poor weather. Both drivers, pedestrians and cyclists keep your heads-up, make eye contact and look out for each other.
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