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Canada Road Safety Week

 

Canada Road Safety Week: Don’t be the driving force behind traffic collisions

 

Brandon, Manitoba, May 14, 2019

Today marks the beginning of Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day national campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. This annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads.

According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics, 2017, there were 1,841 motor vehicle fatalities and 9,960 serious injuries due to motor vehicle collisions.  In most cases, these incidents were preventable.

Safe roads depend on drivers making the right decisions.  In addition to Canada Road Safety week, Brandon Police Service has also kick started our Road Watch enforcement.  Our goal is to remind motorists to be mindful of their driving habits, and to ensure safe road conditions for everyone.

This is why the focus of this campaign is on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk. Again this year, we will be encouraging Canadians to stop alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, fatigue-impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and driving without wearing a seatbelt.

The Brandon Police Service is proud to be participating in this year’s Canada Road Safety Campaign. While this public safety initiative is part of a national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, we are confident that our local efforts will help make the roads here in Brandon among the safest in Canada.

 

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Sergeant Kirby Sararas

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