Operation Impact 2019: Your Actions Have Impact
(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) Today marks the beginning of Operation Impact 2019, a national road safety campaign. By promoting safe driving behaviour, South Simcoe Police Service hopes to help prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. We are participating in the campaign with our policing partners during this Thanksgiving long weekend when more people are traveling, making collisions more frequent.
The statistics are alarming. Each year in Canada motor vehicle collisions claim about 2,000 lives, seriously injure 10,000 people and injure an additional 165,000 citizens.
Our focus this long weekend will be on four preventable behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk: impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs or fatigue, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving and lack of seat belt use.
“Your Actions Have Impact” is the theme for this year’s campaign. It emphasizes the role each of us has to play to support traffic safety on the streets and highways in our community. Don’t let the impact of your choices be a collision on our roads.
We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Please enjoy responsibly.