A newly formed group of volunteers from the general public, RCMP, Kentville Police Service, businesses and students have formed Kings County’s first ever Distracted Driving Committee. The purpose of the committee is to reduce motor vehicle collisions caused by distracted driving.
The Distracted Driving Committee recently created the ‘Focus and Drive’ initiative meant to educate the public about the dangers of distracting driving. Starting February 3rd, Kings County RCMP and the Distracted Driving Committee will be out in full force conducting checkpoints, handing out posters and key tags, and presenting to schools and community groups in support of this campaign.
‘We want people to see our slogan and think twice before picking up their phone behind the wheel,’ says Cst. Kelli Gaudet, Kings District RCMP & Distracted Driving Committee member. ‘ Every driver in Nova Scotia has a role in keeping our roadways safe so please put your cell phone away so you can truly focus and drive.’
This initiative is supported by Insurance Bureau of Canada, Annapolis Valley Safe Communities, Kings Crime Prevention Association, Young Drivers, Kentville Police Service, Annapolis Valley RCMP Traffic Services and Kings District RCMP.
If you would like a presentation in your school or at a community group, visit www.kcdistracteddriving.ca. You can also follow Kings County Distracted Driving Committee on twitter @kcdistracted and on facebook at Kings County Distracted Driving Initiative.