Dancing cops take part in flashmob to promote street safety (VIDEO)


There was an unusual spectacle in Richmond Thursday morning, as dancing cops took to the street flashmob-style to raise awareness about pedestrian safety.

In the wake of recent pedestrian-involved crashes in Richmond, the Richmond RCMP, The City of Richmond, ICBC and the community banded together to put together the flashmob in order to promote safe walking.

The event took place in the intersection at Number 3 Road and Saba, and was set to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” (of course).

“We are trying to cause a cultural shift in the walking behaviours of our citizens. We want to reach as many people as we can.” says Corporal Stephanie Ashton, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The campaign is called #SLOW, which stands for Stop, Look, Observe then Walk.

In addition to handing out reflective decals and launching a social media campaign, the Richmond RCMP put together this unconventional gathering of personnel from RCMP, Fire, EHS, Transit, and numerous volunteer groups from Richmond.




Featured image: Screenshot (Nafeesa Karim via Vine)

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