Road & Bicycle Safety - May Traffic Campaign

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-05-01

Cornwall, ON – Throughout the month of May, the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) will be focusing on road safety and bicycle safety as part of its monthly traffic initiative.

All vehicles must follow the rules of the road at all times. Bicycles, e-bikes, and scooters are also considered vehicles, which means that cyclists and e-bike/scooter operators have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

In addition to bicycle safety, the May traffic campaign will focus on behaviors that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk, including impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and seat belt use by all persons inside the vehicle. Officers will educate and enforce any violations that are against the rules of the road.

“No matter what form of transportation you use, we need to all do our part in reaching our destination safely,” said Staff Sergeant Chad Maxwell of the Community Patrol Division. “By slowing down and paying attention, you can help reduce the risk of a collision occurring, and help protect other roadway users including pedestrians, cyclists and children.

Enhancing traffic safety is a major objective within the CPS Strategic Plan. As such, monthly safety initiatives have been developed to keep the public informed and promote safer roadways and bike paths. These initiatives will be carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers.

“A safer Cornwall for all to enjoy.”

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