Road safety in the spot­light

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS - SUB­MIT­TED

May 12 to 18 will mark Canada Road Safety Week, a na­tional cam­paign aimed at mak­ing Canada's roads the safest in the world.

As of May 4, only 94 days into 2015, there were 22 col­li­sions which re­sulted in 30 fa­tal­i­ties in RCMP ju­ris­dic­tion in Saskatchew­an. That is 22 col­li­sions and 30 fa­tal­i­ties too many.

The fo­cus for Canada Road Safety Week will be on be­hav­iours that puts driv­ers, pas­sen­gers and other road users most at risk. Th­ese are: im­paired driv­ing, seat belt use, and all as­pects re­lated to ag­gres­sive and dis­tracted driv­ing. All en­force­ment agen­cies across the coun­try have been in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. Re­mem­ber: - Don't drink and drive. Ever. Re­mem­ber that if you make the choice to drive im­paired, you are not only putting your life at risk.

- Use seat belts and child re­straints ev­ery time you travel in a car, no mat­ter how short the trip.

- Pay at­ten­tion at all times, re­frain from the use of mo­bile hand held de­vices and/or ag­gres­sive or high risk driv­ing be­hav­iours which may lead to a col­li­sion.

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