New Glasgow Regional Police Service and Pictou County District RCMP are reminding motorists to drive safe during the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend to ensure everyone arrives alive.
Traffic is expected to be higher this holiday weekend as it is traditionally a time when motorists drive home to visit friends and family.
Police will be conducting checkstops at locations throughout the area this weekend as part of ‘Operation Impact’, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads safer.
Operation Impact is a national traffic initiative to save lives and reduce serious injuries and carnage on our roads through increased public awareness and compliance with traffic safety laws. This initiative begins today, October 5, and runs through Monday, October 8.
Police will continue to focus on impaired driving; aggressive driving; improper or lack of seatbelt use and distracted driving. What are known as the “Big Four” causal factors continue to be the primary sources contributing to serious injuries and deaths in motor vehicle collisions.
The other part of this national initiative involves police officers educating motorists about traffic laws, such as distracted driving and the Move Over legislation.