It Starts With You
drivers in Ontario have responsibility to drive safely. Driver error
causes 85 per cent of
collisions. Every six minutes, someone is injured in a collision. Every
eight hours a person dies. You can stop a collision before it happens by
having safe driving habits.
are five ways you can help make Ontario’s roads safer:
NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Do not drive when you are taking medication that
will affect your driving.
WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT. Not wearing your seat belt costs you a fine and
adds two demerit points to your driver’s licence.
THE SPEED LIMIT. Lower your speed when road and weather conditions are
NOT TAKE RISKS. Do not cut people off in traffic, make sudden lane
changes or run yellow lights.
NOT DRIVE WHEN YOU ARE TIRED OR UPSET.
remember that you share the road with other cars, trucks, cyclists, and
pedestrians. Safe driving habits require practice.
are five more ways to help make Ontario’s roads safer:
THE RIGHT OF WAY. If you are not sure who has the right of way, let
the other vehicle go first.
A TWO SECOND SPACE between your vehicle and the one ahead. To check
your distance: start counting when the vehicle ahead passes a fixed
object; stop counting when your vehicle reaches the same spot.
DISTRACTIONS. Keep your attention on the road. Do not have too many
people in the car or play loud music.
CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOT. Look in your mirror and over your shoulder
before you change lanes.
TRAFFIC in all directions before going into an intersection.
As a safe driver, you must keep a constant
watch on your surroundings and be aware of people and vehicles around you
at all times.
Road Safety Is No Accident
Driver Errors Cause 85%
collisions kill 1,100 people and injure 90,000 more.
EIGHT HOURS one
SIX MINUTES someone
$9 billion every year. Much of that enormous cost of lost productivity and
the pain and suffering caused by collisions. It also includes:
800,000 hours of police time
days of hospital care
visits to emergency rooms
fire department responses
Ontario do not have to pay the high cost of collisions — most collisions
can be prevented.
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