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  Canada Road Safety Week Launches

May 16, 2013 08:04 ET

The Durham Regional Police kicked off Canada Road Safety Week by releasing the first video regarding the "Big 4" killers on our roads. The debut video focuses on impaired driving and the effects it has on individuals.

Impaired driving in the Durham Region directly led to four deaths on roadways during 2011-2013, accounting for 10 per cent of fatal collisions. Along with the collisions, approximately 900 drivers are arrested every year in Durham on Impaired Driving charges. Motorists can risk losing their license for three, seven or 30 days for as a warning, or can be arrested and have their license suspended for a year.

The Durham Regional Police are urging drivers to be conscious of safety when getting behind the wheel. Plan ahead and arrange for a designated driver, a ride from a friend or family member, or by taking a cab or public transit.

The focus of Canada Road Safety Week is on the Big 4:
Impaired Operation of a Vehicle - by alcohol or by drug
Failure or Improper Use of Seatbelts
Aggressive Driving
Distracted Driving

From Monday to Thursday Durham Region Police will be releasing a new video each day covering one of the Big 4.

For more information, visit drps.ca, our Facebook, or our YouTube channels or contact Sgt. Glenn Cournyea of our Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5262.

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