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Canada Road Safety Week
Tuesday, May 12, to Monday, May 18, 2020

Broadcast time: 06:30
Monday, May 11, 2020

Traffic Services

The Toronto Police Service is getting behind the wheel of a national campaign targeted at aggressive, distracted and impaired driving.

From Tuesday, May 12, 2020, until Monday, May 18, 2020, the Service will be taking part in Canada Road Safety Week with this year’s theme titled Shifting Gears: It’s about “thinking differently” about problematic driving behaviours and “changing bad habits”.

The week is an annual collaborative effort by Canadian police services to target collision-causing 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 services, will focus on the “Big 4” contributors to collisions that often cause injury to people . These include speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired driving.

This campaign has three main objectives:
- Increase public awareness and encourage the adoption of safe driving practices
- Targeted enforcement of 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 to account those who do not

To learn more information about Canada Road Safety Week follow #CanadaRoadSafetyWeek

For more information on the City of Toronto – Vision Zero Road Safety Plan click here.

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Sergeant Jason Kraft, Traffic Services for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services