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HOT NITE – Caution, safety, courtesy urged for big Saturday car fest

Safety and courtesy are being advised for Saturday’s (Aug. 7, 2021) annual Hot Nite in the City, expected to feature about 300 display vehicles in Kamloops’ downtown core.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will attract several thousand people. In preparation, Kamloops RCMP, the City’s community services officers and event organizers have been working together.

As this is one of the first big events since COVID restrictions eased, those attending are reminded to be responsible and considerate of other people in attendance and of the community, said Cpl. Dana Napier of the Kamloops RCMP Crime Prevention Unit.

Those attending are advised to plan ahead for accessing the event as Victoria Street will be blocked off between the 100 and 600-block for display vehicles. Motorists wishing to access Lansdowne Street must use 6th Avenue.

Event goers are also reminded to follow the rules of the road, the bylaws of the City, and to help prevent crime by locking up and hiding their valuables.

“Any time you’re out in the community, it’s always a good idea to travel with a friend and use the buddy system if you can,” said Cpl. Napier.

“It never hurts to have a friend looking out for you, especially if you get lost or need help.”

Kamloops RCMP Traffic services will also be present with enhanced traffic safety enforcement during the event and zero tolerance for impaired and unsafe driving.

General Safety Tips:
-Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
-Plan your route to avoid isolated areas
-Walk with a friend
-Trust your instincts

For more safety tips, visit https://www.kamloops.ca/safety-bylaws/crime-prevention

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