“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.