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RCMP increasing traffic enforcement for Canada Road Safety Week

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:40 PDT, Wed May 18, 2022

Richmond RCMP is conducting increased traffic enforcement this week in support of Canada Road Safety Week. 

Canada Road Safety Week is a seven-day national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This year it runs from May 17 to 23.

The campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads. It is part of a larger national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025.

The focus of the campaign continues to be on eliminating impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and driving without a seat belt.

This year’s campaign, entitled “Safer You. Safer Me,” focuses on how a driver’s decisions also impact their passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Drivers may make choices based on the level of risk they are personally willing to accept, disregarding the risk they pose to others.

Between January and April of this year, Richmond RCMP has issued 321 violation tickets for speed related issues and distracted driving.

Richmond RCMP is proud to be participating in this year’s national campaign, and wants to help make the roads in Richmond among the safest in Canada.

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