April is speeding awareness month

By Gary McKinnnon
April 3, 2017 - 5:31am Updated: April 3, 2017 - 10:01am

RCMP and its law enforcement partners will be focusing their attention on speeding related offences in April, trying to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our roads.

Mounties say drivers also need to realize the importance of the role they play too and have listed a few reminders:

 Speed limits save lives every day – maybe today it’s yours.

 The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop.

 The faster you drive, the harder you hit.

 By the time you realize you’re going too fast, it may be too late.

 Speeding saves little time.

 When you slow down, you increase the safety of you and your passengers as well as other road users.

Almost three out of every ten fatal crashes are the result of driving at a speed unsafe for the prevailing road conditions.

What can you do?

 Obey all posted speed limits on roads as well as in school zones and playground areas, construction zones, and when passing emergency vehicles.

 Use common sense—slow down in bad weather, at night, and when driving on poorly lit roads.

 Slow down on unfamiliar roads.


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