Traffic Blitz This Weekend

Posted: 2021-10-08 07:14:58 By: thebay

As the OPP prepares for some of the heaviest traffic volumes of the year over the Thanksgiving weekend, officers say they are counting on drivers and other road users to refrain from any behaviours that risk adding to the 208 deaths on OPP-patrolled roads already this year. 

The OPP will join Canadian policing partners for Operation Impact this weekend, a national traffic safety campaign that supports Canada's Road Safety Strategy and aims to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.                                                                               

Police say during the four-day blitz, officers will conduct targeted enforcement on alcohol/drug-impaired, aggressive and inattentive/distracted driving, as well as lack of seatbelt use - all main causes of death and injury on Canadian roadways.