Canada Road Safety Week 2019

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 2025, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads
the safest in the world.

During this eight-day initiative through the Victoria Day long weekend, officers will be
concentrating on the Big 5 Dangers, which include impaired, aggressive and distracted driving, the
proper use of seatbelts and the protection of vulnerable road users. Officers will be conducting a
number of R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs and increased patrol across the
region to target these behaviours.

This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of police
enforcement is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe
driving practices is a priority. The focus of Canada Road Safety Week on the Big 5 Dangers is a
result of the fact these behaviours put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road
users most at risk.

York Regional Police encourages citizens to do their part. If you observe instances of speeding,
unsafe lane changes, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or disobeying traffic lights and
stop signs, or other unsafe driving please consider making an online report through our Road Watch
program at yrp.ca/roadwatch

If you see an impaired driver or a dangerous driving situation in progress, or any driving
behaviour which you believe constitutes an immediate risk to public safety, please call 9-1-1 to
report the details.

Together, we can work to make our roads and communities safer.

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