This is Canada road safety week.
Firstly, slow down. 27 percent of fatal accidents and 19 percent of crashes involving serious injuries, listed speeding as a factor.
And avoid common distractions, like eating and drinking while driving.
Then there’s cell phoning, texting, and fiddling with your i-pod. Those activities are against the law.
And Guelph police have launched their “share the road” campaign, just in time for the holiday weekend.
They want you to pull over for emergency vehicles. Move over a lane for stopped police cruisers.
And leave lots of room for bikers and hikers.
Statistics from 2014 show that 94 pedestrians were killed on Ontario roadways. Over 35 hundred were injured. Accidents involving bicycles claimed 9 lives, and left over 17 hundred bikers hurt.
And a Canadian survey indicates that 37 percent of boaters admit to consuming alcohol, every single time they take the boat out. Two out of every three, say they do it sometimes.
Of the 150 recreational boating deaths in Canada every year, 40 percent involved alcohol.
The impaired skipper will lose his car driver’s licence, and watch his insurance rates spike.