17 charges laid in Quinte Region Traffic Coalition’s ‘Safe on 62’ initiative

Photo submitted by the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition

On Tuesday, June 25, the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) conducted its annual ‘Safe on 62’ enforcement initiative along the Highway 62 corridor.

A media release explains that officers issued a total of 17 charges, including eight for speeding. Additionally, five warnings were given.

As part of the initiative, eight commercial motor vehicles were inspected for various offences, resulting in three being taken out of service. One court summons was issued for driver suspension.

‘Safe on 62’ is a key component of the QRTC’s efforts to promote safe driving practices in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. The QRTC aims to address the “big four” road safety issues: distracted driving, aggressive driving, lack of seatbelt use and impaired driving.

The QRTC reminds drivers that vehicle collisions are preventable and encourages safe driving practices. As summer travel increases, drivers are urged to:

  • Wear seatbelts
  • Avoid using phones or other devices while driving
  • Adhere to speed limits
  • Plan for safe transportation if using substances

“Choose to drive safely to protect yourself, your loved ones, and all others on the road,” the media release urges. “Even if you are a passenger and you notice a driver engaging in any unsafe behaviour, speak up!”

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