City police taking part in Operation Impact this weekendWednesday, October 09, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Police Service
Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, will take place this Thanksgiving weekend.
The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, and other road users most at risk which include:
• Impaired driving
• distracted driving
• seatbelt use
• all aspects related to aggressive driving.
This long weekend has been strategically identified for Operation Impact as many people will be traveling our roads, which typically correlates to an increase in traffic collisions.
In 2013 to this date, in North Bay and Callander, the North Bay Police have investigated two fatalities and 117 injuries resulting from vehicle collisions. These are just numbers but they represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers and neighbours.
To support Operation Impact, the North Bay Police Service will be conducting dedicated RIDE programs, performing seatbelt checks and through strict enforcement will address aggressive and distracted drivers who jeopardize the safety of other roadway users.
Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada in support of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2015.