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Slower is safer! – Increased participation in the third summer road safety campaign

The mayor of the City of Pointe Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to highlight the growing number of participants in the third summer road safety campaign, “Slower is safer!”

“In its third edition, the campaign once again saw a significant increase in the number of participating residents, which shows how road safety and civic rules play a major role in our lifestyle choices in Pointe-Claire,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

The goal of the campaign was to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians about safe road behaviour. Nearly 300 new signs encouraging courtesy and caution were installed in front of Pointe-Claire homes in 2017, in addition to some 500 signs from last year’s faithful promoters. Over 450 letters were also sent to invite supporters in previous years to join the cause.

The campaign was also promoted in nine municipal events, especially thanks to Buddy, the City mascot, who shared his enthusiasm for respecting road safety rules. Speed display signs installed throughout the City also reminded drivers to obey the established speed limits.

“This campaign is becoming more popular every year. It recommends respect, caution, and sharing public roads in the community. In Pointe-Claire, this good behaviour ensures the safety of our families on the road. These everyday responsible actions have a real impact on everyone’s quality of life,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca