Yukon RCMP stepping up enforcement efforts for Canada Road Safety Week 2017

May 16, 2017
Yukon

News release

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Yukon RCMP Traffic Services on Two Mile Hill in Whitehorse

Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by Canadian police services to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.

This seven day campaign, which includes the Victoria Day weekend, runs from Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017. This timeframe was chosen strategically for the campaign because more people are travelling on the roads and traffic collisions are more frequent.

The RCMP throughout the territory will be conducting traffic stops and check-points throughout the week. The public can also expect increased police visibility on our roadways as we focus on making roads safer for all Yukoners.

Enforcement efforts during Canada Road Safety Week will be on behaviours that reduce risks for drivers, passengers and other road users, which include the "Big 4 Killers": Impaired operation by alcohol or drugs, failure or improper use of seatbelts, distracted driving and aggressive driving.

"The RCMP are asking all Yukoners to please slow down on our roadways, don't drive impaired and always wear your seatbelt when either operating or travelling as a passenger in a motor vehicle," says Cpl. Shawn Pollard, Yukon RCMP Traffic Services.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada, endorsed by police, and is part of Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world by 2025.

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Contact information

Yukon RCMP Media Relations
4100 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1H5
867-633-9330
mdiv.communications@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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