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Leading up to the first "summer" long weekend, police expect increased traffic and potential for more collisions. Police will be increasing patrols and reminding motorists that safe driving habits can save lives and reduce injuries.

The campaign will focus on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, and other road users at risk including impaired driving, speeding, the use of handheld phones, and the improper use of seatbelts.

"Unsafe driving habits can have devastating consequences," says Sergeant Russell Baker of the CBRPS Traffic Safety Unit. "It is for this reason that police agencies across the country are coming together on this important initiative to achieve safer streets and highways in our communities."

Through extra enforcement, education and awareness, the CBRPS hopes to have an impact on motorists, encouraging safe driving habits all year long to decrease the amount of serious injuries and deaths on our roadways.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by police services across Canada. For more information, visit www.ccmta.ca.