The Thanksgiving weekend is historically the busiest for road traffic in Ontario and DRPS will be joining police services nation-wide for Operation Impact. The annual traffic enforcement and education campaign is aimed at saving lives and reducing injuries on roads.
From October 7-10, 2016, Durham Regional Police will be targeting impaired drivers, those who drive aggressively or while distracted, as well as those non-compliant with seat belt and child restraint laws.
Over the past five-and-a-half years, there have been 116 deaths related to vehicle collisions on roadways policed by Durham Regional Police. These numbers represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers, and neighbours.
Members of the Traffic Services Unit, along with officers from each Division, will be watching for and enforcing safe driving laws this Thanksgiving weekend. Please drive safe and leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
Operation Impact (JPG file, 165.1K bytes)