This is Canada Road Safety Week which is a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Manitoba RCMP report this week has been chosen as it’s the first summer long weekend so more people are travelling on the roads and traffic collisions are more frequent. Police vehicles will be stationed at key locations around the province to remind people that safe driving habits save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
They note whether you drive a car, motorcycle, bicycle or are a pedestrian it’s important that you focus on the road, pay attention and be aware of changes in your surroundings at all times.
As part of Road Safety Week the RCMP will be participating in National Impaired Driving Day Monday which will involve additional resources throughout the province conducting checkstops and additional traffic enforcement. They report they have responded to 15 fatal collisions this year that were preventable so buckle up, put the phone down, drive sober and slow down.