Road safety in the spotlight
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.