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R.I.D.E stops focusing on 'big 5 dangers' this week

During Canada Road Safety week, police are targeting the behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users most at risk
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Transport Canada and is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world. During this eight-day initiative through the Victoria Day long weekend, officers will be concentrating on the big five dangers, which include impaired, aggressive and distracted driving, the proper use of seatbelts and protection of vulnerable road users.

Officers will be conducting a number of R.I.D.E. programs and increased patrol across the region to target these behaviours. This campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of police enforcement is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

The focus of Canada Road Safety Week on the big five dangers is a result of the fact these behaviours put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users most at risk. York Regional Police encourages citizens to do their part. If you observe instances of speeding, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or disobeying traffic lights and stop signs, or other unsafe driving please consider making an online report through our Road Watch program at yrp.ca/roadwatch

If you see an impaired driver or a dangerous driving situation in progress, or any driving behaviour which you believe constitutes an immediate risk to public safety, please call 9-1-1 to report the details. Together, we can work to make our roads and communities safer. For more information, please contact the York Regional Police Road Safety Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7703.

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