The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are set to conduct patrols for Canada Road Safety Week (May 12 – 18, 2020). The OPP will be out on our roadways taking a combined approach of education and focussed enforcement during the initiative.
The OPP will increase public compliance with traffic laws relating to the “Big Four” causal factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities, with the aim of saving lives. The “Big Four” consists of:
- alcohol/drug impaired
- inattentive driving (including texting, distracted)
- aggressive driving (including speeding)
- lack of occupant restraint (seatbelts).
This year’s campaign theme is about “Shifting Gears”. We are encouraging Canadians 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 OPP and its traffic safety partners remain committed to saving lives on our roads. However, drivers/passengers and other road users can significantly contribute to safe roads by avoiding risks and complying with applicable traffic laws.