NS Legislature approves Sept. 12 as First Responders Road Safety Awareness Day

April 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

MacFarlane grateful for awareness of ‘move over’ law in honour of Constable Frank Deschênes

Progressive Conservative leader Karla MacFarlane is grateful more awareness will be paid to Nova Scotia’s “move over” law by designating September 12 in honour of first responders road safety.

Today the Nova Scotia Legislature passed a bill that will make September 12th, each and every year, First Responders Road Safety Awareness Day. Nova Scotians will mark this day in honour of Constable Frank Deschênes and all first responders across the Province.

September 12th is when Nova Scotia RCMP Constable Francis Deschênes was killed while helping a motorist at the side of the highway in Memramcook, New Brunswick.

“We are very pleased to have received support in the legislature to make September 12 First Responders Road Safety Awareness Day in honour of Frankie Deschênes,” says MacFarlane. “Our first responders risk their lives every day to help protect people’s lives. I believe we should be doing everything possible to help protect them while they are doing this important job.”