News Release - Canada Road Safety Week 2022
05/17/22 - 05/17/27
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canada Road Safety Week: Safer You. Safer Me.
Ottawa, ON, May 17, 2022 – Today marks the beginning of Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day national campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. 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. The focus of this campaign continues to be on the elimination of impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and driving without a seatbelt.
This year’s campaign offers a strong reminder that the decisions drivers make not only affect them, but also their passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians with whom they share the road. Too many drivers make their choices based on the level of risk they are personally willing to accept, with a total disregard for the risk they pose to others. That’s why this year’s campaign theme is “Safer You. Safer Me.”
During Canada Road Safety Week 2022, drivers are reminded to keep their eyes on the road, keep their hands on the wheel, keep their head focused on driving, and keep the safety of themselves and others in mind when they make decisions at the wheel.
“Safety is important to all of us and, all too often, lies in the hands of others. This campaign is about reminding Canadians of the power they hold in their hands when they are at the wheel.”, says Chief Robert Martin, co-chair of the CACP Traffic Safety Committee. “Driving involves making multiple decisions while traveling from point A to point B, It also means encountering many other people on or near Canada’s roads on the way. Driving almost becomes an unconscious act for many Canadians as they gain experience over time. This year, we are asking Canadians to not only think about what actions they’re taking, but how their decisions could affect others.”
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. Together, we can make a difference.
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