The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had a successful Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW), from May 17 to the 23, which is a national traffic safety initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Officers from the Hawkesbury OPP detachment conducted increased patrols during Canada Road Safety Week May 17 to 23. Photo: Hawkesbury OPP

Police agencies across Canada take part to make all Highways a safer place to travel, with enforcement and education.

Even with the record setting storm of the May long weekend, where officers from the Hawkesbury OPP detachment were called to more than 130 calls for assistance, officers were also out on patrol and focused on:

  • Alcohol/drug-impaired driving
  • Distracted/inattentive driving
  • Aggressive driving (including speeding)
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of seat belt use

Canada Road Safety Week is a public education and enforcement campaign designed to increase public compliance with traffic laws, and targets behaviours that place drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk.

The Hawkesbury OPP also had three information sessions that offered citizens the chance to ask questions and get the proper information on E-Bikes, Off Road Vehicles and Boat Safety.

People are urged to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver, remember the life you save might be someone you know.

Boaters can learn about safety regulations at a boating safety presentation held by the Hawkesbury OPP on Saturday, May 21, at the Canadian Tire parking lot in Hawkesbury. Photo: Hawkesbury OPP