WRPS joins police services across Canada for Operation Impact

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) joins police services across Canada for Operation Impact 2022. Operation Impact is a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviour.

Operation Impact will take place from October 7 to 10, 2022. This year's theme is, “Put Your Best Foot Forward.”

Members of the WRPS Traffic Services 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 seat belt compliance.

“Whether visiting family or heading out to a fest hall this weekend, driving safely and free of alcohol and drugs is a must,” said Staff Sergeant Scott Griffiths of the WRPS Traffic Services Unit. “Driving impaired, speeding, using your cell phone, or failing to wear your seatbelt puts you and others at risk for serious injury or tragic loss of life.”

There have been 9 fatal collisions resulting in 11 deaths so far in Waterloo Region 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.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind all motorists that road safety is everyone's responsibility. Please enjoy responsibly this Thanksgiving weekend. Plan ahead and arrange for a safe drive home. Put the brakes on driving behaviours that put drivers, passengers, and other road users at risk.

If you see driving behaviors that put others at risk, please call 911. You could save a life.

Media Inquiries:

Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188
publicinfo@wrps.on.ca 

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