Every motorist has the responsibility to drive safely and respect the surrounding environment. CAA has been an advocate of safe driving practices for more than 100 years. Many of our initiatives are designed to make the roads safe for drivers and pedestrians. Whether it's removing impaired motorists from our roadways, helping mature drivers stay behind the wheel longer or conducting campaigns with the objective of improving our decaying roadways, CAANEO is active on everyone's behalf.
Additionally, CAA believes that the significant rise in behaviours that constitute distracted driving over the past decade is a serious cause for concern. Although all Canadian provinces now have some form of distracted driving law in place, CAA is cognizant that legislation alone will not solve this issue. Enforcement along with public awareness and education are unequivocally necessary. We at CAANEO view it as our role to provide motorists with current and accurate information on the issue, while also helping raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Ontario's Worst Roads Campaign
The Worst Roads campaign is geared towards addressing Ontario's crumbling municipal infrastructure. Since the campaign's inception in 2003, we have ensured that municipal governments have taken, or are committed to take action to fix and improve over 90 percent of the roads nominated to the annual Top 20 list. We encourage Members and non-Members to participate in this very important campaign by casting their ballots on-line or via paper ballot at one of our eight CAANEO Travel Stores.
Recognizing that impaired driving remains a serious concern for our Club's Members, and bolstered by research that clearly demonstrates impaired driving is deterred by frequent and highly visible sobriety spot checks, CAANEO sponsors various R.I.D.E. programs in specific municipalities throughout our region. The goals behind the Club-sponsored R.I.D.E. programs are to help reduce/eliminate impaired driving, educate our Members and the general public regarding the dangers and consequences of impaired driving, and also to strengthen our community partnerships.
School Safety Patrol Program
CAA coordinates the School Safety Patrol Program in partnership with schools, communities and police forces across Canada. Each Club's role and involvement in this program is unique. Our Club continues to act as a resource and distributor for patrol vests and training materials.
In 10 years, one in four Canadians will be a senior driver. However, rather than limiting the mobility of aging drivers, we need to find solutions that meet the needs of all drivers to ensure our roads are safe for everyone involved. That is why CAANEO conducts Shifting Gears seminars aimed at assisting senior motorists maintain their independence by providing them and their families with information about the rules of the road, the effects of aging and medication on one's driving ability, transportation options, community resources and ways to approach someone about giving up their keys.
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CAA North & East Ontario serves Members in Ontario in Counties of Dundas, Glengarry. That portion of Leeds-Grenville formerly known as Grenville County, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont. The city of Ottawa, Sudbury, Districts of Cochrane, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Kenora (including area of Patricia), Rainy River, Thunder Bay.
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