RCMP participating in Canada Road Safety Week 2017

May 16, 2017
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by Canadian police services to proactively enforce the laws that govern high risk activities of road users.

This seven day campaign, which includes the Victoria Day weekend, begins on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and ends Monday, May 22, 2017.

The RCMP throughout the province will be conducting traffic stops and check-points throughout the week. As well, the public can expect increased police visibility on our roadways as we focus on making our roadways safer.

RCMP members will be concentrating their efforts on

  • Impaired driving
  • Seatbelt violations
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive Driving and speeding
  • Intersection Safety
  • Vehicle equipment and document related violations.

The RCMP are asking motorists to slow down while driving on our highways, don't drink and drive and always wear your seatbelt when either operating or travelling as a passenger in a motor vehicle.

Remember - you are in control!


Contact information

Cpl. Trevor O'Keefe
Media Relations Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP
Office: 709-772-5926
Cell: 709-691-1615

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