Po­lice News

Stanstead Journal - - AWARDS - Mem­phré­m­a­gog

“Do you know what you’re miss­ing?” is the theme for this year’s speed­ing op­er­a­tion. From the 11th to the 17th of May, the Sureté du Que­bec all over the prov­ince will be on the look-out for speed­ers, the main cause of mor­tal col­li­sions in Que­bec. More than 625,000 Que­bec speed­ers pleaded guilty to the charge in 2014, rep­re­sent­ing about 2000 tick­ets per day.

As speed in­creases, the driver’s field of vi­sion de­creases. The risk of hit­ting ob­jects or pedes­tri­ans in­creases, as well as com­mit­ting other high­way in­frac­tions. For ex­am­ple, a driver’s field of vi­sion is com­plete at 40 km/hr, but is cut in half at 100 km/hr.

From May 11th to June 7th, the SAAQ will join the po­lice by plac­ing ban­ners on about fifty youth web­sites and by cre­at­ing a mi­crosite where pas­sen­gers will be en­cour­aged to ex­press them­selves and driv­ers en­cour­aged to slow down.

The Sher roo e Po­lice Ser ice launched po­lice week with the theme “For a safe com­mu­nity”. On Mon­day, of­fi­cers were the wait­ers at the lu des pe­tits de eu­ners in four schools. Yes­ter­day, Po­lion was plan­ning to visit the You­ville Res­i­dence while to­day of­fi­cers will help to launch the ec cle our ic cle cam­paign and visit se­niors res­i­dences. To­mor­row of­fi­cers will be at the Ter­rain Olympique, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, for a soc­cer match with teenagers. On Fri­day, 25 teenagers from dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties will put to­gether pur­ple rib­bons to raise aware­ness about se­nior abuse. On Satur­day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, there will be a po­lice pres­ence at Parc Quin­tal for Fleu­ri­mont’s Fam­ily Day. Of­fi­cers will also be vis­it­ing high school to talk about safe be­hav­iour with the stu­dents, es­pe­cially with prom sea­son around the cor­ner.

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