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‘Road Safety Week’ to Crack Down on Bad Driving Habits

May 14, 2012 7:12 AM | News

RCMP perform a checkstop near the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue in this 2011 file photo. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA)

Police agencies across the Canadian will be stepping up enforcement on the roads as Canada Road Safety Weeks gets underway.

From May 14-21, police will focus heavily on road safety and enforcement. The focus will be on behaviours that reduce risks for drivers, passengers and pedestrians: sober and alert driving, the proper use of seat belts and child safety restraints, and refraining from all aspects of aggressive driving.

“We all carry a huge responsibility when we get behind the wheel, and that responsibility starts with choices. Choosing to be sober and choosing to follow the rules of the road,” Manitoba Justice Minister Andrew Swan said. “So not only this week, but every week, I remind motorists to make the choices that keep them and their families safe when they hit the road.”

Winnipeg police stepped up traffic enforcement last week as part of their own initiative.