By Sarah Klein
Portage la Prairie RCMP launched the Pace Car Program on Wednesday, in a joint effort between the local school board, health authority and community revitalization corporation.
The program helps to stop speeding on neighbourhood streets by making motorists sign a pledge to drive only the posted speed limits. Those who sign the pledge also display an official Pace Car emblem on their vehicle, reminding motorists around them to slow down.
“By agreeing to drive within the speed limit, vehicles become mobile speed bumps, slowing the traffic behind them,” said Cst. Shannon Neff. “Drivers also agree to be more aware of, and courteous, to other road users, especially pedestrians and cyclists.”
Further details on the Pace Car Program can be found at SafeKidsCanada.ca.