Cell­phones can kill

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEF -

The provin­cial po­lice held 230 op­er­a­tions around the prov­ince, be­tween March 17th and the 30th, to pro­mote safety on the roads. Dur­ing the two weeks, 770 fines were given out for us­ing a cell­phone while driv­ing, and 19,500 other tick­ets were given out for var­i­ous safety in­frac­tions such as speed­ing and not wear­ing a safety belt.

When us­ing a cell­phone while driv­ing, at­ten­tion and con­cen­tra­tion on the road is re­duced and con­sid­er­ably in­creases the chances of hav­ing a col­li­sion. Since the be­gin­ning of 2014, al­ready 48 people have died in collisions on the roads net­work served by the Sureté du Que­bec.

The Sureté du Que­bec has put in place sev­eral mea­sures to re­duce the num­ber of collisions on Que­bec’s roads, stem­ming from the “EPIC” phi­los­o­phy which has four fields of ac­tion: Ed­u­ca­tion, Preven­tion, In­ter­ven­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

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