SQ Flags fly at half-mast
Two hundred and seventy-six SQ employees gathered at the
in Montreal, to represent the number of victims who died on
the road last year. The patrol car “210” represents the num
ber of people who have died this year.
Overthe weekend, the Surete du Quebec flags at every post in the province were flown at half-mast to honor the memory of those who have died in accidents on the province’s roads. “To be woken in the night to announce the death of someone’s loved one is very difficult and happens too often. The users of the road have an important role to play regarding their own safety and the safety of others,” said Jimmy Potvin, the SQ officer in charge of the Direction de la securite routiere.
Speeding, using a cellphone, and driving under the influence are behaviours often encountered on the road that can lead to accidents. Seatbelts are also not always worn although they can cut in half the chance of getting hurt or killed in an accident. on Monday.