Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by all Canadian Police Services, to target high risk driving behaviors, that puts drivers and others at risk.
This 7 day campaign began Tuesday May 12, 2015 and ran until Monday May 18, 2015.
The results for the National Road Safety Campaign for the City of Barrie are as follows:
- Alcohol Impaired Driving charges -1
- Suspensions using Approved Screening Devices - 4
- Admin Driving Prohibitions (over .08) -1
- Distracted Driving Charges -18 (Includes: Careless , Fail to Yield , Driving with Handheld Device)
- Aggressive Driving Charges -2 (Includes: Speeding/Racing and Other moving Violations)
- Seatbelt Charges -14
- Driving While Prohibited- 4
- Other Provincial / Territorial Traffic Charges - 245
- Criminal Code Traffic Charges- 17
The on-going issue of impaired and aggressive driving continues to be one that merits discussion. The stats from National Road Safety Week proves this to be true.
These behaviours place both the public and drivers alike in danger on our roads. Working together we can educate and set the proper examples for new/young drivers.
The Barrie Police Traffic Unit remains committed to road and pedestrian safety.