Safer You. Safer Me.
The decisions drivers make not only affect them, but those around them. This includes their passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. This is why the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is leading an enforcement-driven initiative called Canada Road Safety Week. This initiative will be running May 17-23, 2022 and is “in the pursuit of our common vision of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world” (Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators)
This campaign will focus on:
- Drug-impaired driving
- Alcohol-impaired driving
- Fatigue-impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving without a seatbelt
With millions of people on Canadian roads each day, it is important to understand best practices to ensure safety for all parties. Making improvements to our road systems can significantly impact fatalities in Canada in a positive way. Each year in Canada, about 1,800 people are killed and 150,000 are injured due to undesirable road safety, solidifying the need to improve safety protocols.
Canada Road Safety Week is just the beginning of a broader strategy called Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025. This aims to:
- Raise awareness and commitment towards road safety
- Enhance legislation and enforcement
- Improve overall road safety in support of research and evaluation
- Improve overall safety of vehicles and road infrastructure
- Pioneer technology and innovation
According to the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrator (CCMTA) website, “Canada’s roads are the safest they’ve been in 60 years.” But it is imperative that we remain vigilant in our practices, which is why all levels of government need to be involved and pursue their common vision for safer roads.
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