Canada Road Safety Week begins in Yellowknife, Hay River

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Drivers in the NWT can expect to see more police activity on roads this week.

Over the next seven days, RCMP detachments and municipal enforcement divisions across the territory will be participating in Canada Road Safety Week.

The annual national initiative is designed to make all of Canada’s roads safer through education and enforcement.

With more checkstops and roving patrols, police will be on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviours such as speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving among others.

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More than 1,700 vehicles were checked and 165 motor vehicle infractions were written as part of Canada Road Safety Week in the territory last year.

An additional four people were taken off the road for impaired driving.

“This annual campaign continues to strive to educate and enforce so that all motorists are safe on the roads and continue to adhere to safe driving practices as summer approaches,” said RCMP in a statement.

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