K-9 Koda Spring 2021 Safety Tips

With warmer temperatures and summer quickly approaching, Koda would like to share a couple safety tips to help keep everyone safe.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Village of Campton Hills recently recognized and approved the ABATE Proclamation announcing May 2021 as motorcycle awareness month in the Village. Please be alert when traveling on the roadways and make sure to share the roads with motorcycles. Make sure to check blind spots, use your mirrors, and remember to signal all turns when changing lanes, passing, or turning. Following a motorcycle to closely is extremely dangerous since motorcycles weigh much less and can stop in shorter distances. Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users and 28 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash.

With warmer weather comes more outdoor activities for families, including children. The Village of Campton Hills offers an abundance of trails, paths, and open space for families to enjoy. Please remember children will be out playing, especially in our subdivisions. Please adhere to all posted speed limits in the Village. Even a couple miles over the posted limit will greatly reduce a vehicles ability to stop suddenly. A few extra feet of stopping distance can make a big difference when it comes to avoiding a child and preventing a tragedy. Officers will be focusing on traffic violations in the subdivisions during the warmer months, including stop signs, speeding and distracted driving. Koda asks everyone to do their part and drive responsibly for the safety of everyone in the community.

Koda would like to remind parents to take a few minutes and go over some basic safety tips with their children.

  • Please remind children never accept a ride from a stranger or get in their car!
  • Never open the door for anyone when home alone!
  • Never tell anyone you are home alone. If someone calls on the phone tell them that your parents cannot come to the phone and take a message.
  • Never go into anyone’s house without your parent’s knowledge and permission!
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and try and use the buddy system when outside.
  • Should you ever be approached by a stranger do not talk to them. Should a stranger ever follow you make sure you go towards other people and make them aware of the situation. Scream so others know something is wrong, including this is not “mom” or “dad” or I do not know this person!

 

Please remember if you see something say something. If immediate police assistance is required, please dial 911. The police department voicemail is checked every time officers come in from the road, but there might be a significant delay if busy. Suspicious vehicles and/or persons should be reported by dialing 911. Any matters that do not require an immediate police response can be left on the department voicemail and an officer will contact you as soon as possible.