Waterloo Region, Ontario – Between May 18, 2021, and May 24, 2021, members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) participated in Canada Road Safety Week – a campaign focused on making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.
This year’s theme, Not Worth the Risk, called on all motorists to recognize and acknowledge the risks associated with poor decisions.
The campaign resulted in 840 charges being laid, including:
- 386 Speeding charges
- 28 Seatbelt charges
- 43 Distracted Driving charges
- Two Dangerous Driving charges
- 21 Impaired Operation related charges
- 360 Other charges laid include Criminal Code offences, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges, and other Highway Traffic Act offences, including improper turns, failing to stop for a school bus and unsafe lane changes.
“During Canada Road Safety Week, WRPS focused on targeting the Fatal Four offences – which is impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and not wearing a seatbelt,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “What we witnessed was a lack of regard for other road users and unsafe driving behaviours that are unacceptable on our roadways. This was a disappointing result, but shows our commitment to continue to hold those accountable who put others at risk.”
Police continue to remind motorists to slow down and obey the rules of the road.
This is Your Community. This is Your Choice.
Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada. This initiative is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025.