During Canada Road Safety Week
Police will be conducted additional checkpoints beginning Tuesday as part of Canada Road Safety Week.
Police will be conducted additional checkpoints beginning Tuesday as part of Canada Road Safety Week. Both Amherst Police and RCMP will be looking for distracted and aggressive driving, impaired drivers and enforcing seat belt use.
AMHERST – Amherst Police and the Cumberland RCMP will support Canada Road Safety Week with focused enforcement in impaired driving, seat belt use and all aspects relating to distracted or aggressive driving.
May 13 to 19 is Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.
“The 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,” Const. Tom Wood of the Amherst Police Department said.
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.
“The deaths, pain and broken hearts that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be
prevented. Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this initiative and asking motorists to choose safe behaviours while travelling on our roadways, whether you are driving or a passenger,” Const. Travise Dow of the Cumberland RCMP said.
It is incumbent upon the police and the public to work together to ensure that
Canada’s roadways are the safest in the world.
During the week there will be increased check points, not only as part of the focused enforcement, but as a way to raise public awareness to make Canada’s roads the safest.
Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police 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.