Operation Impact: Did It Work?
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
October 9th, 2012 at 10:47am
Officers with Patrol and Traffic Services of the Sault Ste Marie Police Service over the past long weekend participated in Operation Impact, a National campaign focusing on enforcement and education of the “Big 4”, impaired driving, occupant restraint use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving; the main causes of death and injury on Canadian Roadways.
The initiative which ran from the 5th to the 8th of October resulted in 29 persons in Sault Ste Marie being charged with traffic offences relating to the “Big 4”. Charges laid this weekend included Fail to Wear Seatbelt, Speeding, and Following Too Close.
Also part of the weekend initiative was a RIDE check conducted on Saturday evening which involved 180 vehicles being checked with 3 traffic offences issued and 2 roadside checks, with both drivers passing.
With October being Seatbelt month, Officers will continue to conduct spot checks throughout the City and Prince Township to ensure drivers are using the proper restraint system for themselves and their passengers. Drivers not found wearing their seatbelt will receive a $240 fine and the loss of 2 demerit points.