City police set for Operation ImpactFriday, October 05, 2012 by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Police Service
October 5-8, 2012 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world. This is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, distracted driving and all aspects related to aggressive driving. The timing of this initiative has been strategically chosen, as it is a significant long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic crashes are more frequent.
“The safety of our streets and that of the motoring public continues to be a priority of The North Bay Police Service” says Chief Paul Cook.
Operation Impact, is a provincial campaign fully supported by the members or the NBPS. We are therefore conducting a number of enforcement initiatives which include the deployment of personnel who will be specifically tasked with targeting aggressive driving. Also, there will be deployments of RIDE units that will be targeting those that continue to operate motor vehicles, in North Bay and Callander, while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.”
Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada.