York Regional Police actively participated in the nationwide Operation Impact traffic safety initiative which took place from Friday, October 7, 2016 to Monday, October 10, 2016, a police statement said.
As part of Operation Impact, York Regional Police officers were targeting four preventable offences that contribute the most to death and serious injury on Canadian roadways: Seatbelt infractions, distracted, aggressive and impaired driving.
Over the course of the weekend officers laid 477 charges related to aggressive driving, 32 charges for distracted driving offences and five charges related to improper use of seatbelts. In addition there were eight charges laid for Impaired Driving.
“Avoid tragedy by wearing your seat belt, paying attention, planning alternatives to driving if you are drinking and following the rules of the road’ said Inspector Randy Slade of the York Regional Police Traffic Bureau.
If you drink or use drugs, don’t drive. Consider arranging for a designated driver or overnight accommodations. You also have the option of using public transit or calling a taxi, instead. Dialling #TAXI (#8294) on your cell phone will connect you to the nearest taxi company, the statement added- CINEWS