Ready for a challenge?

How distracted are you when you are walking around town?

Pedestrians are encouraged to find out this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by testing their multi-tasking at Cowichan Valley Community Policing’s Distracted Pedestrian Challenge.

"When you approach an intersection, are you paying attention to what’s happening around you?" a release from Community Policing asked. "Remove your headphones and put away your cell phone so you can see, hear and respond to keep yourself safe."

In the challenge, volunteers will walk participants through a course while the pedestrian is distracted by activities such as talking on a phone or texting, so they can see how they respond to situations around them, such as cars honking, playgrounds or train crossings.

Drivers are also able to take on the challenge.

The free event will also include child fingerprinting from Child Find BC, and an appearance by Safety Bear.

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