Waterloo Regional Police Service Takes Part in Operation Impact

Aiming to make Canada's roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Today, the Waterloo Regional Police Service joins police services across Canada for Operation Impact 2019. Operation Impact is a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours.

This year’s theme is, “Your actions have impact.”  

Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Traffic Unit and Neighbourhood Patrol will focus on driving behaviours that put motorists and other road users at risk, including impaired driving by alcohol, drugs or fatigue, aggressive driving, distracted driving and not wearing seat belts.

“This campaign coincides with the Thanksgiving long weekend where more people are travelling on our roads, which could increase the frequency of collisions,” said Mike Hinsperger, Staff Sergeant with WRPS’ Traffic Services Unit. “There have been 14 deaths related to vehicle collisions so far this year.”

Motor vehicle collisions kill about 2,000 Canadians, seriously injure another 10,000 people and injure about 165,000 citizens in this country each year.

“We are committed to road safety and we will actively participate in Operation Impact to ensure safe roads throughout Waterloo Region,” said Staff Sergeant Hinsperger.

Operation Impact will take place from October 11 to 14, 2019.  

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind all motorists that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please drive safely.

Media Inquiries

Constable Andre Johnson
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8106

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Operation Impact is organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), under the leadership of the CACP Traffic Safety Committee, in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025.


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