Canada Road Safety Week
Tuesday, May 14 to Monday, May 20, 2019
Broadcast time: 07:30
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Starting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and running until Monday, May 20, 2019, the Toronto Police Service will participate in Canada Road Safety Week.
Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by Canadian police services to target high risk driving behaviours that put pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, passengers and other vulnerable road users most at risk.
This initiative is led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and more specifically by the CACP’s Traffic Safety Committee. It is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
The Toronto Police Service, along with other Canadian police services, will focus on the "Big 4" contributors to collisions that often cause injury to people . These include, impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and not wearing seatbelts.
This campaign has three main objectives:
- Increase public awareness and encourage the adoption of safe driving practices
- Targeted enforcement at high-risk driving behaviours that put other drivers and vulnerable road users at risk
- Asking drivers to make the right decisions and to hold those who don’t to account.
To learn more information about Canada Road Safety Week follow #CRSW2019 #DrivingForce
For more information on the City of Toronto – Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.
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Sergeant Brett Moore, Traffic Services for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services