Police Ramp Up Enforcement for Canada Road Safety Week

RCMP Checkstop
A RCMP checkstop vehicle sits in a garage on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg. (JULY MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

RCMP in Manitoba will be out today with an enforced presence targeting high-risk driving behaviours.

Canada Road Safety Week is May 13-19, where police agencies across the country will be on the lookout for impaired driving, seatbelt use, distracted driving and speed/aggressive driving.

RCMP say a small decision can have great consequences. Choosing to drink before getting behind the wheel impairs judgement and far too often results in collisions and fatalities. Police also remind motorists to buckle up with a seatbelt and set aside distractions while driving, such as your cell phone.

Speed is also one of the top factors in fatal collisions, and police are asking drivers to slow down.

Canada Road Safety Week is one of the tools police use to help educate drivers about making safe and smart decisions on the road.