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Canada Road Safety Week, May 12-18, 2020

May 7, 2020

Brantford, ON – Tuesday, May 12 to Monday, May 18, 2020 marks Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day public education campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours. This annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads.

Despite the fact that most drivers claim to be aware of the laws and regulations related to impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving, many do not appear to fully 
understand the various behaviours that define each of these infractions and, if they do, some continue to break the rules. This is why this year’s campaign theme is about "Shifting Gears”. We are encouraging drivers to "think differently” about problematic driving behaviours by broadening their understanding of the rules. We are also inviting them to acknowledge the bad habits they may not have realized they had and to "change their driving behaviours” accordingly.

The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority.  An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.  This year, the focus of our campaign continues to be on the behaviours that put drivers, passengers and all road users at risk of fatal or serious injury collisions.  Our enforcement initiative will focus on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and speeding.

The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. As a driver, your actions can increase road safety.  Please adjust your actions behind the wheel to make our roads safer for everyone.

The Brantford Police Service is proud to be participating in this year’s Canada Road Safety Campaign. While this public safety initiative is part of a national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, we are confident that our local efforts will help make the roads here in Brantford among the safest in Canada.