Halton Police are Cracking Down on Drivers

Halton police are taking part in Canada’s annual Road Safety Week.

The national campaign to make Canadian roads the safest they can be runs from May 15 until May 21.

This year's themes include drunk driving, tired driving, distracted driving, drug-impaired driving, aggressive driving, and seatbelt use.

Halton communities have consistently identified impaired driving, aggressive driving and distracted driving as major concerns.

In 2016 roughly 1,898 Canadians died in car accidents - that’s a rate of 5.2 per 100,000 people.

During Canada Road Safety Week, drivers within the Region of Halton can expect to see more police cars on the roads.

The campaign is supported by Transport Canada and is endorsed by police services across the country.

The Halton Police Service lists these recommendations to help make our roads safer:

1. Drive now, call and text later. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions.

2. Slow down! Speed kills. Remember, we'll see you before you see us. Speed limits will be enforced.

3. If you consume alcohol or drugs, don't drive. Impaired driving remains the leading criminal cause of death on Ontario roadways. Drug-impaired driving is both detectable and enforceable.

To report impaired or dangerous driving call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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