SQ Flags fly at half-mast

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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.

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