Oct 11, 2013 - OPERATION IMPACT NOW OFFERING FOUR DAYS OF ROAD SAFETY

Operation Impact, which runs Oct. 11-14, targets the so-called Big Four contributors to death and injury on local highways — impaired driving, non/improper use of seatbelts, aggressive and distracted driving.


Thanksgiving weekend marks the annual national traffic safety campaign, Operation Impact.  

Operation Impact is now a four-day event starting on Friday (Oct. 11) and ending on Thanksgiving Day, Monday (Oct. 14). This campaign targets the so-called Big Four contributors to death and injury on local highways — impaired driving, non/improper use of seatbelts, aggressive and distracted driving. 

Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Committee said, “There is no such thing as accidents when it comes to the Big Four. All these actions are both controllable and preventable.”

This weekend, when many families are travelling on the roads, police services from across Canada will be partnering to raise public awareness about the often tragic consequences of engaging in risky driving behaviours. 

Impaired driving kills 1,000 people a year in Canada. Aggressive and distracted driving are the leading factors attributable to collisions and not buckling up remains the number one cause of death in a collision.

The message for drivers this holiday weekend is that they drive responsibly, wear their seatbelt, don’t drink and drive and refrain from behaviors that put themselves and other road users at risk.

Source: London Community News


 

 

 

Last updated on: 2013-10-14 | Link to this post