Statement by Premier King on National Road Safety Week
Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing National Road Safety Week:
“Canadian Road Safety Week (May 12-18) is a reminder for all of us to think about the steps we can take as drivers to make our roads safer.
For many Islanders and businesses, driving is important to daily life and to supporting our economy. Islanders rely on our roadways and vehicles to get to work, support their household and move goods and services. Driving can also be a dangerous endeavor at the best of times as motorists have to be mindful of both their actions on the road and the actions of drivers around them.
Every year, hundreds of Islanders are injured or lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, many of which are preventable. We can all make safer choices before getting behind the wheel – drive the speed limit or consider driving slower based on weather and road conditions, refrain from driving when impaired, wear your seat belt and don’t text while driving.
Road safety happens through the efforts of many. This week, I encourage all Islanders to think about the actions they can take to protect themselves, their loved ones and fellow motorists when driving.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier