Through out the year, Rama Police Service Actively takes part in several Traffic Management Initiatives to ensure the safety of both motorist and pedestrians through traffic enforcement and eduction.
The Traffic Management Initiatives for 2012 are as follows
SPRING SEATBELT CAMPAGIN APRIL 17th to the 25th
NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK MAY 15th to the 21st
May 15 - 21, 2011 will mark Canada Road Safety Week, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.
This week has been strategically chosen, as it is the first "summer" long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic collisions are more frequent. Police vehicles will be stationed at key locations to remind people that safe driving habits save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.
The focus during Canada Road Safety Week will be on behaviours that reduce risks for drivers, passengers and other road users: sober and alert driving, seat belt use, and refraining from all aspects of aggressive driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.
"Anyone can become a victim of unsafe driving --- whether by direct involvement or when a loved one is affected," says Staff Sergeant Tom Batisse. "Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because they have seen this kind of devastation, and because they know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways."
Here in the Community of Rama, there have been deaths and several serious injuries over the last 2 years related to vehicle collisions. These are just numbers, but they represent a lot of pain and heartache for members of our community --- that could have been prevented.
Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by police and is part of "Road Safety Strategy 2015".
"Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways."
FALL SEATBELT CAMPAGIN SEPT 25th to OCT 3rd
OPERATION IMPACT OCT 5th to 8th
What is Operation Impact?
It is a special initiative to focus on safe driving practices, and is timed in conjunction with Canada's Thanksgiving holiday weekend, when the traveling public will be out in great numbers. The 2012 dates are October 5 to 8th.
It is a coordinated effort between police agencies across the country to work toward the goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world.
It is a time to remind drivers and passengers across Canada to consciously consider safety whenever they get behind the wheel. Buckle seat belts and ensure youngsters are properly restrained in vehicles according to their age and size. Refrain from drinking and driving. Pay attention to the road at all times and refrain from aggressive driving behaviour.
Who was involved in coordinating this week?
The project was developed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police as part of its focus on road safety.
The participation of community partners and citizens across Canada is essential to achieve success.
What issues are most important in Operation Impact?
Don't drink and drive. Ever.
Use seat belts and child restraints every time you travel in a car, no matter how short the trip.
Pay attention at all times, and refrain from aggressive or high risk driving behaviour which may lead to a collision.
These issues are important every day of the year; not just during this special initiative.