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May Road Safety Theme: Maintain your Speed

May 14, 2020

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Road Safety theme for May is “Maintain your Speed.”

While there has been fewer cars on the roads during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OPP have noticed an increase in speeding and stunt driving on some highways. Stunt driving includes street racing and driving more than 50 km/hr over the posted limit.  

Speeding is the number 1 cause of death on the roads.

Be sure to stay within the maximum speed limit posted on signs. Empty roads are not an invitation to speed. Please follow the speed limits.

As a general rule, you will be safer if you drive at the same speed as traffic around you, without going over the speed limit.

The Road Safety public awareness campaign aims to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users.

The North Grenville Road Safety Campaign Committee is comprised of the Municipality of North Grenville, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

For more details on the campaign visit the webpage at www.northgrenville.ca/roadsafety.

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For more information please contact:  

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer
   
613-258-9569 ext. 155