Improving road safety on Nova Scotia's highways is a priority of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The department's highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads, maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries.
According to national traffic collision statistics, Nova Scotia has one of the safest driving records in the country. The province has the third lowest rate of injuries, and rate of fatalities compared to other provincial and territorial roads. The data is reported in the 2005 Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics publication.
The Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, says that although road safety is improving, we must continue to work to improve safety on our roads and highways. Now that summer holidays are here and there are more travellers on the roads, Nova Scotia motorists are reminded to follow the speed limits and drive safely. A number of initiatives are in place to encourage safety on Nova Scotia's roads and highways during the summer months.
Safety on Nova Scotia's roads and highways is a top priority for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Nova Scotia is working with police, industry, and other organizations to reach benchmarks set by Road Safety Vision 2010, a national plan that aims to reduce the number of road users killed and seriously injured by 2010. The province's Road Safety Advisory Committee assists government in developing road safety priorities and programs.
Enjoy the summer and travel safely!