Road Safety: Working together for a common goal

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. No matter whether you’re driving, walking, cycling, or skateboarding, we all have a role to play. As we head into the May long weekend, please ensure you follow the rules and obey the laws to help keep Halton a safe community. 

Canada Road Safety Week is May 13-19. During the week our Halton Regional Police Service and other police services across the country will be the targeting high-risk driving behaviors known as the “Big 4 Killers”:

The police do great work but they can’t do it alone. As a community, we all need to help. If you notice someone driving aggressively, you can report them through the Road Watch program. Road Watch is a community-driven program encouraging anonymous reporting of dangerous and/or aggressive driving. If you suspect someone is intoxicated while driving, please call 911.

 Together we can help keep Halton’s roads safe by only driving when sober, being mindful of the speed limit, using seat belts properly, avoiding distractions and using patience with our fellow drivers. Each of us can make a difference. 

So please be safe, be alert, and whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.

Did you know?

  • Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.
  • The greatest numbers of alcohol-related crashes occur during the summer months (June, July, and August).

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