Buckle up, drive safe: It’s Canada Road Safety Week from May 15 – May 23

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 Canada Road Safety Week will be observed from Tuesday May 17 to Monday May 23, 20
16. The week is  a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Sp buckle up and drive safe.

This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users most at risk. These are: impaired driving; either by alcohol and/or drugs, occupant restraint use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.

“The deaths, pain and broken hearts that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be prevented,” says Inspector Paul Pogue of the Peel Regional Police Force.

Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this initiative “Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways” and asking you to choose safe behaviours while travelling on our roadways, whether you are driving or a passenger. It is incumbent upon the police and the public to work together to ensure that Canada’s roadways are the safest in the world.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada, and is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025. -CINEWS

 

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