2012 Operation Impact
October 5-8, 2012, will mark “Operation Impact” – a national enforcement campaign designed to aggressively enforce the laws against high risk driving behaviour. The four-day campaign is strategically chosen to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and targets dangerous driving behaviors such as impaired driving, speeding, talking or texting on cell phones while driving; and not using seatbelts.
RCMP officers across the province will be conducting extra patrols and have checkstops planned for selected locations. “Our members will be keeping a close eye on the highways this weekend” says Inspector Joanne Keeping, officer in charge of Manitoba RCMP Traffic Services, “Our goal is to educate the public on safe driving behaviors and ensure that everyone stays safe while traveling to visit family and friends this weekend.”
In rural Manitoba, 75 people have already lost their lives as a result of a traffic collision this year. The majority of these deaths were completely preventable. Last year, three people were killed over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
The RCMP would like to remind people to buckle up, stay sober, and stay focused on road while driving. Remember “good drivers just drive”.