Quick facts on traf­fic ser­vices

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In Canada 90 per cent of ve­hi­cle oc­cu­pants wear their seat belts. The re­main­ing 10 per cent who do not wear them ac­count for 40 per cent of all traf­fic fatal­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to coroner’s re­ports, 33 per cent of traf­fic fatal­i­ties are the re­sult of im­paired driv­ing.

The RCMP Traf­fic Ser­vices’ ef­forts cor­re­spond with the goal of the Cana­dian Coun­cil of Mo­tor Trans­port Ad­min­is­tra­tors of Canada to have the safest roads in the world by 2010.

There are ap­prox­i­mately 1,200 RCMP reg­u­lar mem­bers per­form­ing traf­fic ser­vices across the coun­try.

When mo­torists fol­low safe driv­ing prac­tices the risk of death and in­jury to them­selves and oth­ers is greatly re­duced.

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