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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Road Safety

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, along with community partners, is involved in a number of road safety initiatives aimed at helping to reduce injuries and deaths in our community due to motor vehicle collisions. We join other community partners as members of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC), which works to improve road and off-road safety in our region through education, enforcement and engineering.

Impaired Driving

Drivers are responsible for ensuring they are not impaired by any substance. If you plan on driving, do not use cannabis, alcohol, or other drugs. If you are not sober, there are always options for a safe ride home. Never get into a car with an impaired driver. Instead, take a taxi, share a ride, use public transit, have a designated driver, call a friend, or stay over.

Cyclist Safety

Sharing the road safely is the responsibility of both drivers and cyclists. For more information, please see our Active Transportation page.

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Need More Information About Road Safety?

Contact us at 613-966-5500, toll free: 1-800-267-2803 or TTY: 711

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.