Saving Lives during Canada Road Safety Week

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Saving Lives during Canada Road Safety Week
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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May 13th-19th, 2014 will mark Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put 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.

Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this initiative and asking you to choose safe behaviours while travelling on our roadways, whether you are driving or a passenger. It is incumbent upon the police and the public to work together to ensure that Canada’s roadways are the safest in the world.

Here in Halton Region, there have been 49 deaths and 107 serious injuries over the last four years related to vehicle collisions. These are just numbers but these preventable deaths and injuries have a lifelong impact on many individuals and families in our communities. In support of Canada Road Safety Week, Halton Regional Police Service will be focusing on the primary causes of collisions; drivers are sober and alert, occupants are buckled up and children are properly secured, drivers are not distracted behind the wheel and motorists are obeying the speed limits.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada and is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2015.

“Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways.”

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