Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend from October 6 – 9, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police [OPP] joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, moving and seatbelt violations, distracted driving and speeding.
This year, the Grenville County OPP worked hard to keep area roads safe. A total of 178 speeding charges, 2 stunt driving charges and 7 moving violation charges were laid. Additionally, 6 individuals were charged with impaired driving.
Each year, thousands of people are killed in traffic crashes, and many more are seriously injured. Many of these tragic losses of life occur on long weekends and have a profound impact on thousands of families every year. Through Operation Impact, police services everywhere educate the public about the traffic-related risks they face in their communities and on our highways every day, and to help save lives.
No matter what time of the year, the OPP would like to remind the public to keep our roads safe and to ensure that everybody on our roads makes it home. Passengers can take care of their own safety by speaking up when in a vehicle with a driver who endangers their safety and citizens can report dangerous driving by calling 9-1-1 when they see it happening.