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Volunteers lauded

Efforts to make the communities of Surrey, Delta and White Rock safer are being recognized this week by ICBC.

The thank you, extended to nearly 500 volunteers who work in 11 community policing offices and police detachments to deliver road safety programs, marks National Volunteer Week (April 10-16).

“The extraordinary dedication to road safety shown by these volunteers and community policing offices is remarkable and truly appreciated,” said Jon Schubert, ICBC’s president and CEO.

In 2010, Speed Watch volunteers in Surrey, Delta and White Rock contributed approximately 4,500 hours to help reduce speed-related crashes in their communities. That support has contributed to a steady decrease in such crashes logged province-wide over the past five years, a news release notes.

Also last year, Lock Out Auto Crime volunteers in the three cities handed out about 44,000 notices to drivers; and Stolen Auto Recovery program volunteers scanned approximately 672,000 licence plates, to help identify stolen vehicles.

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