National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017

November 6, 2017
Queen's District, Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island

News release

Queens District RCMP in partnership with PEI Highway Safety conducted education and enforcement checkpoints within Queens District in support of Canada's Nation Teen Driver Safety Week, October 16th through October 20th.

On Monday October 16, an education checkpoint was set up outside Bluefield High School where officers distributed information packages designed to build awareness of drug-impaired driving, with cannabis being the most commonly found in young driver fatalities. The information packages were provided by www.parachutecanada.org/ntdsw, a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives in Canada.

PEI Highway Safety officers provided provincial information regarding the graduated driving rules and regulations.

RCMP members also provided an information session at a local driver's education school which focused on helping young drivers make smart choices before getting behind the wheel.

On the enforcement side of the initiative, there were 66 Provincial Summary Offence Tickets written within Queens District for a variety of offences.

The RCMP and PEI Highway Safety would like to remind all drivers to be responsible and use sound judgement while driving. Making the right choice and being considerate of others on our roadways may save a life, yours or someone else's.

Let's all work together to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Cst. Stephen Duggan
Queens District RCMP
902-368-9300

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