One of the best parts of social media is the ability to interact with people you’ve never been able to reach before. Celebrities, sports stars, and the President of the United States; they’re all online. Along with famous people you’ve got companies that use social media for brand promotion, or social agencies who use it to use it to get their message out to the public.
They work in the province with one of the worst impaired driving records in Canada, but Saskatchewan RCMP still make the time to use social media to share their messages. Whether they’re asking people to stop speeding or sending a shout out on back to school safety for local high school students, the posts are informative and, in some cases, actually pretty funny.
Take this post for example: after someone made the mistake of inviting them to an underage drinking party near the town of Lumsden, the Saskatchewan RCMP took to Facebook to share what they’d like to bring to the party.
Another police detachment posted a tongue-in-cheek warning for drivers with cell phones. Apparently one driver had a case on their phone that was bright enough to be really noticeable when driving by the police.
Other Saskatchewan police use Facebook to engage in safety-oriented rap battles. This was just one example.
Saskatchewan RCMP also take advantage of Facebook by posting a sarcastic comment now and then. This one was designed to make drivers think about how they’re driving for Canada Road Safety Week.
Social media is a fun way to pass the time, and it’s even more fun if you use it to engage your favourite celebs or big brands. But the next time you’re on Facebook or Twitter, take a few minutes to read or follow the feeds of law enforcement like the Saskatchewan RCMP. You’ll might get a laugh, and you could definitely learn a thing or two about road safety.