Skip to main content Skip to sitemap
Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
hands of car driver on steering wheel, road trip, driving on highway road

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.

Related Links:

Need More Information About Road Safety?

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

Interested in receiving monthly updates about HPEPH programs and services?

Sign up for our e-newsletter

Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.