Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's up to You to Make This a Safe Easter Long Weekend

Primrose, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region is reminding the public that the Easter long weekend will be one that will see a significant increase in the number of vehicles on area roads and highways. That being said, road safety is and will always be a shared responsibility.

"There will be a noticeable OPP presence on our roads and highways as we continue in our efforts to make them the safest in North America" says OPP Central Region Chief Superintendent John Tod. "Our officers will continue to look for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers along with those who are not properly restrained or using seatbelts; this is something that we do each and every day and forms what is the foundation for OPP's Provincial Traffic Safety Plan" adds Chief Superintendent Tod.

The OPP also asks that parents make sure that young children are properly secured in child safety seats and all others travelling in their motor vehicles children are also properly wearing their seatbelts. Children of all ages must be safely secured at all times - as a driver, it is your responsibility" says Inspector Dom Beckett, OPP Central Region Traffic Manager.

Please do your part and make traffic and road safety an important element of any travel plans you may have this upcoming Easter long weekend.