Road Safety Challenge

The Road Safety Challenge is a yearly road safety initiative to inform and educate youth and the public about existing road safety laws and practices, as well as new laws that have come into effect.

 

KPSC's 2016 Road Safety Challenge

Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community is proud to have participated in the 2016 Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Road Safety Challenge to help make Ontario's roads safer. This year KPSC targeted distracted driving as the focus of the campaign.

 

 

KPSC ran a number of events to support the campaign including: 

Distracted Driving Obstacle Course: On June 8, 2016, KPSC spent the lunch hour at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier running a new event called the "Distracted Driving Obstacle Course". Basically the students had to ride a tricycle through an obstacle course while texting on their phones. It was distracted driving on a much smaller scale. This event was promoting safe driving, as well as paying attention and being aware. We had over forty enthusiastic students come out and participate. 

                            

Road Safety Checkpoints: On June 9, 2016, KPSC held two (2) “Checkpoints” in Kingston to check to see if Kingston drivers were texting or talking while driving. During the two hour period, 3787 drivers were observed, passing through the busy city intersections. 63 people were seen distracted by their hand-held cell phones.Based on these results, our Kingston Distracted Driving Law compliance rate was noted to be 98.3%, slightly down from 98.5% observed during the same time frame in 2015. The difference is very small, but the 0.2% decrease could save a life.

Also, as part of the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) annual Road Safety Challenge, Mayor Bryan Paterson proclaimed the week of June 6 to 12, 2016 as Stop Distracted Driving Week! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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