2011 has been designated the National Year of Road Safety in Canada. In the Northwest Territories, the Department of Transportation’s Drive Alive program will continue initiatives to improve driver, passenger, cyclist and pedestrian safety, including campaigns to:
- Reduce the number of people who use their cell phone while driving
- Increase the number of drivers and passengers using properly fitting seat belts and child restraints
- Challenge residents to avoid driving when their judgment’s impaired by fatigue, alcohol and drugs
- Stress the need to drive at a speed appropriate for road and weather conditions, particularly in bison country.