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  Saving Lives During Canada Road Safety Week

May 17, 2016 08:41 ET

Today marks the start of Canada Road Safety Week, a National campaign aimed at keeping Canada's roads the safest in the world.

This campaign, running May 17 to 23, 2016, is an enforcement driven initiative designed to increase public compliance and awareness with safe driving measures and ultimately, to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating our communities about safe driving practices is a priority for police officers across the country.

The Big Four Killers will be targeted: Impaired Driving, Seat Belt use, Aggressive and Distracted Driving. Safety Week also includes National Enforcement Day for impaired driving on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Here in Durham Region, there have been 100 deaths and 158 serious injuries over the past five years related to vehicle collisions. These are preventable deaths and injuries and they have a lifelong impact on the individuals and families in our communities.

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 2016.

For more information contact Sgt Matt Flower of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5252.

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