During the summer season the RIPTB is as active as ever. From park patrols to informing citizens about safety the department engages daily with the North Shore citizens. Here are a fwew of the most recent activities and info sessions:
The RIPTB was present in the parks to ensure a healthy and safe living environment for the children who are present. The police department is keen to be present in green spaces and visit day camps throughout the summer.
All means are good to move, but the RIPTB urges caution and respect of the Highway Safety Code (CSR). Article 471 of the Highway Safety Code provides that it is prohibited to drive a road vehicle, the load of which:
– is not securely retained or sufficiently covered so that no part of it – can move or become detached from the vehicle.
– is placed, restrained or covered in such a way as to reduce the driver’s field of vision or to mask its lights and headlights;
– is placed, restrained or covered in such a way as to compromise the stability or handling of the vehicle;
– is not placed, retained or covered in accordance with the regulations made on load securing standards
The “grandparents scam”
The RIPTB has received calls in connection with cases of the “grandparents scam”. It is essential to remember certain tips to protect yourself and your loved one.
When someone close to you asks for money over the phone, ask them personal questions, such as their father’s first name or their city of birth. You can even question that person in relation to a specific memory that only they can recall. Ask him to call you back in 10 minutes. This will allow you to take the time to check with another family member.
On the phone, always refuse to give your credit card number to someone you haven’t contacted yourself. Don’t be afraid to hang up if the person insists. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud, file a complaint with your police department and report the case to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center (1 888 495-8501).