July 15, 2019

Courtesy and sharing the roads : an awareness campaign is launched

Deux-Montagnes, July 15, 2019 –  is an innovative approach to road safety encouraging courtesy amongst all road users, such as drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The Régie de Police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes (RPLDM) is proud to launch this first time initiative across the territories it serves with the hope of modifying the behavior that directly threatens the safety of other road users.

In collaboration with the towns of Deux-Montagnes, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac and Pointe-Calumet, this campaign will be launched with unique advertising in the form of Billboards throughout the four (4) municipalities.

We, theRPLDM, invite the population to visit the website  in order to navigate with Joe Latraverse to learn how to be a good driver, a good pedestrian and a good cyclist.

The RPLDM objectives and goals for this campaign are as follows:

  • Being a good driver. At pedestrian crosswalks, you must stop your vehicle as soon as a pedestrian enters the crosswalk.
  • Being a good pedestrian. To ensure your safety, pedestrians should cross at the closest intersection or crosswalk.
  • Being a good cyclist. Bicycle safety begins with obeying the Highway Safety Code while adopting defensive cycling behaviors.
  • Increasing the level of security around all pedestrian crosswalks.
  • Decreasing the number of accidents surrounding all crosswalks.

The Régie de Police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes is proud to launch the first campaign of its kind which focuses on the issues most important to us, the safety and security of our citizens. I would like to thank the exceptional collaboration of all the elected officials from our four (4) towns, along with its employees, who have played an imperative role in the planning and activation of this campaign. Finally, I wish to extend my gratitude to the Société de l`Assurance automobile du Québec for its important financial contribution, allowing this campaign to take flight ” , declared Patrick Denis, Director for the Régie de Police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes.