Traffic Police Are Out In Full Force This Thanksgiving Long Weekend To Conduct A Traffic Safety Blitz

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Traffic police in the Greater Toronto Area are going to be out in full force conducing a traffic safety blitz over the long weekend. They are going to ensure the roads are safe and they will be keeping a watch out for speeders. The traffic safety blitz has been named ‘Operation Impact’. It began on Friday and will be running through to Thanksgiving Monday.

During the traffic blitz, police started that officers will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and stunt drivers. They will also be checking for seat belts.

Ontario Traffic Police stated that these driving issues are the leading causes of driving accidents on the roads. There has already been over 175,000 charge that have been laid this year. OPP Sgt.Kerry Schmidt told CP24 news Friday morning. “The big important thing for drivers to know is that they need to share the road and a consequence for a bad decision can be much more than a traffic ticket on the side of the road.”

Traffic Police all over Canada are going to be involved in ‘Operation Impact.’

Sgt.Kerry Schmidt said that while traffic law enforcement and the issuance of traffic tickets is going to b part of the campaign, it is also about equipping drivers with more knowledge on road safety.

Sgt.Kerry Schmidt said quote “This long weekend people will be out enjoying the colours and enjoying the scenery but you need to focus on the road if you are sitting behind the steering wheel,” he said.

The traffic law safety blitz is run every Thanksgiving weekend.