The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with Transport Canada is sponsoring Operation Impact, a national coast-to-coast traffic safety and enforcement initiative.
These agencies are part of Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2015.
Operation Impact aims to save lives during the Thanksgiving weekend, officials stated in a release Wednesday.
Tragically, every year the improper use of our highways and roads results in staggering numbers of deaths across the country.
These life-costing driving behaviours continue to fall into four main categories:
• Drinking and driving.
• Failing to use seatbelts or child restraints.
• Distracted driving.
• Other aggressive or high-risk driving that may result in a collision, such as speeding or intersection violations.
The Brandon Police Service is proud to participate in this life-saving strategy.
The focus or objective of Operation Impact is to identify high-risk driving behaviours, bring then to the public’s attention and direct intensive enforcement efforts at offenders who display these and other poor driving habits.
The Brandon Police Service will be conducting random checkstops throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, from Oct. 5-8.
As part of the high visibility Operation Impact checkstops, high-risk driving behaviours will be targeted, such as speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and other aggressive driving habits.
As in previous years, the Brandon Police Service will partner with the MPI Roadwatch Program to deliver Operation Impact to the City of Brandon.
Both are committed to educating motorists and the general public to respect safe driving policies and to increase the safety of all motorists and pedestrians.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 4, 2012