RCMP in Nova Scotia is asking motorists to make it a priority to keep themselves, their passengers and other motorists safe on our highways as the number of serious injury and fatal collisions continue to rise.
Since January 1, RCMP in Nova Scotia have responded to 35 fatal collisions and 89 serious injury collisions in our jurisdiction. In fact, there were six fatal collisions and six serious injury collisions that occurred during the past week. Four of the fatal collisions involved motorcycles.
“More people die on our roads as a result of collisions than any other type of incident we investigate. This is about more than numbers or statistics; this is a family member or close friend who is gone and that loss is felt forever,” says Insp. Dan Murchinson, Nova Scotia RCMP.
“When our members have to share the news a loved one has passed away in a collision, they know firsthand the heartbreak and impact of this tragedy. We cannot stress enough that driving requires your full attention and we need help from our road users if we are going to save lives.”
In midst of summer vacation season, people are getting together with family and friends and this results in more traffic on our highways. Before you head out, stop and think about your family and friends that want you to come home safe.
Monitor your speed, be alert, wear your seatbelt and take the extra time to ensure it’s safe to enter a roadway. These are just a few things that motorists can do to help improve safety for everyone on our roads.
Source : Media Release