Police will be out in force during this weekend’s Cruise-In event. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to be cautious and obey the rules to ensure that everyone has a good time and stays safe.

Police will be out in force during this weekend’s Cruise-In event. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to be cautious and obey the rules to ensure that everyone has a good time and stays safe.

Help keep Cruise-In safe and enjoyable

Editor: Cruise-In 2013 is almost upon us.  This is the day that Langley plays host to a massive crowd of car enthusiasts and owners.  We will have these people arriving in town starting on Wednesday or Thursday.

Remember that Friday night is the night when these crowds typically descend on the downtown core of Langley City to cruise, to show off their cars and to look at the other cars doing the same.

At this time I would like to remind people of a few things.  We are all hosts to the visitors.

It is our job to make them feel welcome and want to come back.

Please, be friendly and helpful to them.

On Friday night it is critical that we are all on our best behaviour to encourage responsible fun on the streets that stays away from illegal activities.

This is not a sanctioned event, but a spontaneous and informal gathering of people who are excited about the coming event.

Please remember to obey the rules, stay on sidewalks if you are on foot and leave alcohol out of the plans. Enjoy the cars and their sounds from the safety of the sidewalks, and keep your kids safe, too.

If you are driving, remember that the police will be out in force to stop any problems that may arise.

This includes the clamp down on any kind of showboating, dangerous driving, burn-outs, and mixing alcohol and driving to name a few things.

We want this to be a safe and enjoyable evening for everybody so that all those people are able to attend and enjoy the massive show planned for Saturday, Sept. 7.  We know from experience that any kind of showboating that is observed or reported will result in immediate and punitive actions by the police.

They don’t want to make anybody unhappy, but they are there to keep the peace and to make sure that the public is not endangered by foolish acts.  A serious accident could potentially put an end to the Cruise-in, which would be a negative outcome for all the charities that receive the benefit of it, not to forget the loss of the fun and excitement that is the Cruise-In.

Let’s all work to make this the best ever Cruise-In weekend.  I look forward to seeing you at the show.

Eric Taylor

president, Langley Good Times Cruise-In Society