RCMP conducting checkpoints for Canada Road Safety Week

Kirk Starratt
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RCMP will be conducting checkpoints for Canada Road Safety Week.

It’s Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.  In recognition of the week, May 13 to 19, RCMP will be conducting checkpoints and enforcement initiatives to promote safe driving habits.

The focus during Canada Road Safety Week will be on driving behaviors that can put drivers, passengers and other road users in danger such as impaired driving, not wearing a seatbelt, speed, and aggressive and distracted driving.  Since January 2014, there have been eight deaths related to vehicle collisions on roads policed by RCMP in Nova Scotia.

“Too often we see collisions on our roadways that could have been prevented,” said Const. Mark Skinner, Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services. “Our hope is that by taking the time to remind citizens about simple, positive driving behavior, we can ultimately save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.”

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada, endorsed by police and is part of Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world by 2015.

Organizations: RCMP, Canada Road Safety Week, Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services Transport Canada

Geographic location: Canada Road, Nova Scotia

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  • Avid Cyclist
    May 14, 2014 - 10:07

    Please please please I hope they include discussion about how to drive a car when cyclist are on the roads. I've had too many close calls already this year. The ominous feeling that this is the year I'm going to get truly hurt on my bicycle is not fun.

    • Avid Motorist
      May 15, 2014 - 11:34

      Can we also include discussion about how to safely ride a bike when on the road?

    • Another Avid Motorist
      May 17, 2014 - 08:40

      I feel for avid cyclist BUT so agree. Waived motorist ! bicycles should rules of road if they want to use it, not pass on inside and surprise motorists who get blamed if they turn & hit them, jump from road to sidewalk to further their own convenience. PLEASE drive in a lane and I will follow & pass when & if safe. thank You