Saving Lives During Operation Impact

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Submitted by S/Sgt Neill Pearson A/Officer in Charge, Wetaskiwin RCMP

October 10-13, 2014 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

Members of the Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment will be actively participating in this important safety program. This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority.

The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.

This initiative has been strategically chosen, as it is a significant long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic crashes are more frequent.

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2015, “Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways.”