Highway Safety Division
Recent amendments to the Highway Safety Act create tougher penalties for those caught driving while using handheld communication devices. Using a phone while driving is dangerous and deadly.
Safe driving and safe streets for all Islanders is the goal of the Leave the Phone Alone Campaign that targets distracted driving. Charlottetown Rural High School won the High School Challenge, collecting 860 pledges to leave the phone alone. This year, high school students gathered 2250 pledges.
Island drivers must have their daytime running lights on and their licence plates free of coverings now that changes to the Highway Traffic Act are law. These requirements take effect immediately while restrictions on the use of right-hand-drive vehicles take effect June 1.
The Transportation Association of Canadaís annual conference drew nearly 1,000 visitors to Prince Edward Island this September. In recognition of the United Nationís Decade of Action for Road Safety, the 2015 conference theme, Getting You There Safely, highlighted the importance, opportunities and innovations in road safety.