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Brantford Police Service to focus on Operation Impact

Brantford Police ServiceBrantford Police Service to focus on Operation Impact

This Friday marks the beginning of Operation Impact 2022, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. 

By promoting safe driving behaviours, we hope to help prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads. 

From October 7th to 10th, 2022, traffic officers with the Brantford Police Service will be focused on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, and other road users at risk: impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, or fatigue, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving, and driving without a seat belt. 

Most collisions are not ‘accidents,’ they are generally the direct result of a conscious decision an individual driver has made. This year, our message to residents in our community is to ‘Put your best foot forward.’ Drivers are expected to do this by ‘putting the brakes on’ bad driving behaviours. 

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

It is not a coincidence that the timing of this campaign to achieve safer streets and highways takes place during this long weekend. More people are travelling, and collisions are therefore more frequent. 

The local roadways are to be shared and enjoyed by everyone, please keep this in mind when operating a motor vehicle. The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads. 

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

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