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'Safe on 6' campaign kicks off Canada Road Safety Week

OPP are going to have Highway 6 under the microscope for four causal factors of injury and death
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Canada Road Safety Week starts Tuesday, but OPP aren't waiting to take action.

A campaign is also running Monday across southern Ontario.

It's called "Safe on 6", where OPP are going to have Highway 6 under the microscope.

According to OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt that means they're looking for the big four: distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

So why Highway 6?

"We're focusing on those leading factors of death and injuries on our highways. Highway 6 is one of those major corridors used by a lot of commuters and travellers in and out of the airport and getting back and forth from the 403 or the 401."

The campaign stretches from the Bruce Peninsula all the way through to Hamilton.

Schmidt says it's a privilege to drive on our highways and it should be treated that way.

"The roads are wet as we have mist, fog and rain. We want drivers to really think about how they're driving and how they're sharing the roads," said Schmidt. "We want to make sure people are doing what they can and driving safely."
 




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