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Almost 1,500 car crashes took place in 2018 in south Simcoe, police say

This year's Canada Road Safety Week is dedicated to eradicating dangerous driving
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South Simcoe Police Service is proud to be  participating in this year's Canada Road Safety Week. The seven-day national campaign, which began today, is aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world.

This annual awareness initiative is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads. Each day of Canada Road Safety Week will be dedicated to a different road safety risk factor. 

In Bradford and Innisfil, there were 1,452 motor vehicle collisions and six fatalities in 2018. Safe roads depend on drivers making the right  decisions. This is why the focus of this campaign is on the behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk.

Again this year, we will be encouraging Canadians to stop alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, fatigue-impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and driving without wearing a seatbelt. 

While this public safety initiative is part of a national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, we are confident that our local efforts will help make the roads here in Bradford and Innisfil among the safest in Canada.