PEI RCMP Remind Islanders: 13 Is Still an Unlucky Number on the Roads

March 28, 2024
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

News release


Police officer superimposed over a police car

As the snow melts away and springtime vibes fill the air, it seems some Islanders are in a bit of a hurry to get to their destinations. Yesterday, PEI RCMP stopped 13 drivers for potential infractions of the PEI Highway Traffic Act, and guess what? Speeding stole the show!

In what some might consider a curious coincidence, 13 once again proves to be an unlucky number on our roads. Nonetheless, PEI RCMP Provincial Traffic Services are here to keep the good vibes rolling and ensure our Island roads stay as safe as can be.

"It's like the universe is giving us a gentle reminder," noted Corporal Lisa Jones who heads up PEI RCMP's Provincial Traffic Services Unit. "Springtime might make us want to put the pedal to the metal, but safety always comes first!"

With the Easter Weekend fast approaching, families across the Island are gearing up for some quality time together. PEI RCMP want to make sure these memories are nothing but egg-ceptional, and that starts with safe driving habits.

"We're not here to rain on anyone's Easter parade," said Cpl. Jones. "We just want everyone to get where they're going safely, so they can enjoy all the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts without any worries."

So, as you hop into your car this holiday weekend, remember to take it easy on the accelerator. After all, getting pulled over by the cops is no way to start a family gathering!

Stay safe, Island friends, and may your Easter be filled with joy, laughter, and plenty of chocolate treats.

Happy Easter and Safe Travels from all of us at PEI RCMP!


Contact information

Scott C. Ferris
Senior Communications Advisor
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Prince Edward Island

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