Thousands of Island Motorists Meet Up with PEI RCMP During Canada Safe Driving Week

May 23, 2024
RCMP Headquarters - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

News release


Canada Safe Driving Week has wrapped up and PEI RCMP are reporting generally positive interactions with more than 2,200 drivers.

Canada Safe Driving Week is an essential campaign that highlights the importance of vehicle safety and the absolute necessity of driving free from the influence of alcohol and drugs. The significant enforcement actions taken during this week underscore the ongoing commitment of PEI RCMP to promote road safety and prevent impaired driving. "Canada Safe Driving Week brings critical attention to the responsibilities of all drivers to ensure their vehicles are safe to operate and that they comply with all legal requirements," said Corporal Lisa Jones, who heads up the RCMP Provincial Traffic Services Unit. "Most importantly, it reminds us of the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Our officers are dedicated to maintaining road safety not just during this week, but every hour of every day," adds Cpl. Jones.

Throughout the week, PEI RCMP conducted extensive patrols and safety check stops across Prince Edward Island to ensure road safety for all Islanders. During this dedicated week, RCMP Provincial Traffic Services, and officers from detachments across the Island set up 23 check stops where more than 2,280 vehicles were inspected. These efforts resulted in the issuance of 231 summary offence tickets under the Highway Traffic Act, and 83 warnings were provided to drivers. Additionally, PEI RCMP charged 4 drivers with impaired operation of a vehicle by alcohol and 3 drivers with impaired operation by cannabis. Eight roadside driving suspensions were issued for drivers with illegal blood alcohol levels but below the criminal charge threshold.

While Canada Safe Driving Week has concluded, PEI RCMP continue their efforts to keep our roads safe for everyone. We remind all drivers to stay vigilant, adhere to traffic laws, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We thank all Island drivers for their continued cooperation and support in making our roads safer.


Contact information

Scott C. Ferris
Senior Communications Advisor
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Prince Edward Island

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