May 13, 2014 - CANADA ROAD SAFETY WEEK MAY 13 - 19, 2014

Traffic Safety remains a priority for the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and we are pleased to work with our partners during Canada Road Safety Week from May 13 to May 19th to target the top four killers on our roads: Impaired driving, distracted driving, improper seatbelt use and aggressive driving.  

The annual Road Safety 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.

“Our focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users most at risk,” said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. “Through education and enforcement, Ottawa Police and its partners want to change these behaviours and make our roads safer for everyone.”

These road safety initiatives support the larger Safer Roads Ottawa Program, a leading partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment. 

Throughout the week, OPS will be conducting enforcement and education initiatives that target speeding, seat belts, distracted driving, aggressive driving and impaired driving (see full list of events below).  

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) 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. “Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways.”

Source: Ottawa Start


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