National public awareness campaign promotes safe driving over Thanksgiving weekend

By CityNews Kitchener Staff

Police services across Canada, including in Waterloo Region, are joining forces to crack down on bad driving behaviours over the Thanksgiving long weekend. 

The annual public awareness campaign 'Operation Impact' is running from October 7 to October 10. 

This year's theme is 'Put your Best Foot Forward' and will see Waterloo Regional Police out in the community, keeping an eye on motorists. 

“Members of the WRPS Traffic Services Unit and Neighbourhood Patrol will focus on driving behaviours that put motorists and other road users at risk including impaired driving by alcohol, drugs or fatigue, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and seat belt compliance,” read a release from the Waterloo Regional Police Service, issued on Friday. 

So far this year, there have been nine fatal collisions in Waterloo Region which resulted in 11 deaths. 

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