Peterborough Police lay 49 charges during Thanksgiving Weekend traffic enforcement “Operation Impact”

During the Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 5 -8) the Peterborough Police Service participated in Operation Impact, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025. The focus during the campaign was on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, lack of seat belt use, aggressive driving, and distracted driving.

During the campaign our Service laid 49 charges:

  • 10 – Hand held device
  • 27 – Speeding
  • 1 – Seatbelt
  • 1 – Careless
  • 10 – Other Highway Traffic Act

“Thank-you to all those residents that made the right choice and drove safe over the holiday weekend,” says Peterborough Police Service Traffic Sergeant Ryan Wilson.

“Your actions behind the wheel did make a difference and we are happy to report we had a fatal free weekend.”