Operation Impact targeting drivers over Thanksgiving weekend

October 9, 2019
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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RCMP officers will conduct checkpoints over Thanksgiving weekend 2019.

Operation Impact, a co-ordinated traffic initiative by police agencies across the country to increase public compliance with safe driving practices through zero-tolerance enforcement and education, will take place October 11-15. Its goals are to save lives, reduce injuries and promote harm reduction by targeting impaired driving (alcohol/drug), distracted driving (cell phone use & texting), seatbelt use and aggressive driving. This initiative will occur over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend when traffic volume is expected to increase.

Operation Impact is also designed to remind drivers to consciously consider road safety whenever they operate a motor vehicle – to ensure all passengers are properly seat belted in their vehicle, to refrain from impaired driving, to pay attention to the road at all times and to refrain from aggressive driving behavior.

RCMP members from Traffic Services and Detachments throughout the province will be conducting checkpoints and enforcement activities over the holiday weekend.

Remember, everyone has the right to arrive home safely!

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Contact information

Cpl. Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170

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