Media Release: QRTC – Canada Road Safety Week Wrap-Up

Hastings & Prince Edward Counties/May 26, 2016 – The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) concluded their Canada Road Safety Week enforcement campaign on May 23, 2016.  A total of 1288 charges were laid during the week-long campaign including:

  • 1031 for speeding
  • 12 for stunt driving
  • 51 for seatbelt violations
  • 43 for distracted driving
  • 9 for impaired driving
  • 142 for other Highway Traffic Act offences

Although the campaign is over, the QRTC will continue to focus on the violations that are the major contributors to death and injury on our roads:  speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving and improper or non-use of seatbelts.  “Most of the deaths and injuries that occur on our roadways are preventable,” says Constable Scott Preston of the Stirling-Rawdon Police Service.  “We’re asking the public to choose safe behaviours while traveling on our roadways.”

About the QRTC

The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) is a partnership of Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Belleville Police Service, Stirling-Rawdon Police Service, 21 Military Police Flight, Napanee Highway Safety Division and the Bancroft, Central Hastings, Napanee, Prince Edward County and Quinte West OPP Detachments. 

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