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National Safe Driving Week

National Safe Driving Week

National Safe Driving Week

National Safe Driving Week will be held from December 1st to December 7th; the objective of which being to raise public awareness of the fact, among other things, that distracted driving represents a significant cause of death on the roads.

According to Transport Canada’s 2021 Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics – the most recent year for which data is available – there were 1,768 road fatalities in Canada, and of that number , it is estimated that around 20 p. 100 are partially or totally attributable to distraction.  This calculates out to roughly 353 road fatalities caused by driver inattentiveness.


  • Stay focused on the road. This means put the phone away, avoid eating behind the wheel, and avoid difficult or distracting conversations.
  • Seatbelts save lives. Always wear your seatbelt, and ensure all passengers do the same.
  • Speed limits are designed to limit the impact in case of collision. It is important to respect them. Also, keep a reasonable following distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • Maintain your vehicle. Make sure your brakes, tires, lights, and signals are all in good working order

Remember that we are not built for a crash. So let’s be careful and vigilant on the roads.

Jackie Beaudoin, Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services
Source :  National Safety Council