On October 7th, 2022 Operation Impact commenced for the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. The nationwide public awareness campaign ended on October 10th. This campaign focuses on the driving behaviors that are most often associated to death and injury on Canadian roadways. The driving behaviors that put the most people at risk are impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and the use of seat belts and child car seats.
Over the course of the long weekend, traffic enforcement was conducted through proactive police enforcement. The goal of public education was achieved by conducting RIDE’s and Seatbelt check lanes. The following are a combined list of statistics from members of Uniform Patrol and members of the Traffic Management Unit.
- RIDE Checks – 5 were conducted with approximately 300 vehicles checked.
- Seatbelt Compliance Lanes – 2 were conducted with approximately 175 vehicles checked.
- Distracted Driving (HTA 78.1) – 3 charges
- Speeding (HTA 128) – 15 charges
- Disobey Stop Sign (HTA 136) – 5 charges
- Seatbelt violations (HTA 106) – 5 charges
- School Crossing Guard violations (HTA 176) – 2 charges
- Impaired Operation/Over 80 mgs (CC 320) – 3 charges
- Suspended Drivers (HTA 53) – 2 charges
- Other road safety violations (HTA) – 2 charges