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Police ready to ramp up enforcement efforts during Canada Road Safety Week

The national enforcement campaign takes place from May 14 to May 20
Waterloo Regional Police Service file photo

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is pleased to participate in Canada Road Safety Week - a seven-day campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

The national enforcement campaign, which takes place from May 14, 2024, to May 20, 2024, focuses on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users at risk, with a continued emphasis on the elimination of impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and driving without a seatbelt.

This year’s theme, Road Safety — Every Road. Every Day. Everyone., emphasizes the importance of drivers obeying road safety rules every time they buckle up. By doing so, drivers can help safeguard not only themselves and their passengers, but everyone else with whom they share the road.

“Road safety is a key priority of Waterloo Regional Police Service. Driving impaired, speeding, using your cell phone, or failing to wear your seatbelt puts you and others at risk for serious injury or tragic loss of life,” said Staff Sergeant Scott Griffiths of the WRPS Traffic Services Unit. “It is vital that we all work together to keep our roads as safe as possible to help ensure that every journey ends with a safe arrival on every road, every day, for everyone.”

During the week, Waterloo Regional Police officers will be taking part in several enforcement efforts surrounding road safety initiatives, targeting driving behaviours that put motorists and other road users at risk, including impaired driving by alcohol, drugs or fatigue, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and seat belt compliance.

Please slow down, drive sober, put down the phone, and buckle up.

This is your community. This is your choice.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada. This initiative is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025.