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RCMP Share Safety Tips For Digby Wharf Rat Rally

By Jakob Postlewaite Sep 2, 2022 | 6:00 AM

An RCMP cruiser. Image: staff photo

Digby RCMP are sharing safety tips for the Wharf Rat Rally this weekend.

The bike rally started yesterday and wraps up on Sunday.

The RCMP anticipate 50,000 people will be in Digby this weekend causing traffic delays and a number of road closures throughout the town.

They say volunteers will be manning the road closure checkpoints and they will be increasing officer presence in Digby.

Digby RCMP are out with the following tips to stay safe this weekend.

  • Whether you’re riding, driving or walking, be aware of the traffic around you. Ensure other motorists see you and know what you’re doing.
  • If you plan on walking to and from events, wear light-coloured clothing, stay in well-lit areas, and refrain from walking in the middle of the road.
  • Obey the rules of the road and respect posted speed limits, as well as the rights of pedestrians and other drivers.
  • Don’t drink and drive. Ensure you have a designated driver.
  • Ensure you’re familiar with, and abide by, the Nova Scotia Smoke Free Places Act which applies to tobacco, cannabis and e-cigarettes: https://novascotia.ca/smoke-free-places/. If you smoke, please do so in the designated spaces.
  • Exercise patience when driving in and around the downtown area. Much of the downtown core of Digby will be closed to local traffic and parking will be limited.
  • Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going.
  • When parking your cars or motorcycles, keep valuables out of sight.

More information about the Wharf Rat Rally can be found here.

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