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Saving Lives During Operation Impact

Saving Lives During Operation Impact
October 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service participated in Operation Impact from Friday, October 6th to Monday, October 9th, 2017.  Through enforcement and education, the roadways in the City of Barrie are that little bit safer. 

During Operation Impact officers laid the following charges:

  • 2 x Impaired Driving/Blood Alcohol Over 80mg
  • 1 x Roadside Sobriety Fail (72 hour suspension)
  • 1 x Distracted Driving- Cell Phone
  • 2 x Seatbelt infractions
  • 1 x Stunt Driving
  • 23 x Speeding
  • 33 x Other Highway Traffic Act Infractions

This initiative was designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus was on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. 


Friday, October 6th to Monday, October 9th, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.

This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.

The deaths, pain and broken hearts that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be prevented.  Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because they have seen more than enough of that, and because they know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways. This initiative has been strategically chosen, as it is a significant long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic crashes are more frequent.

Here in Barrie, there have been a number of serious injuries & deaths related to vehicle collisions. These are just numbers but they represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers, neighbours. It is unacceptable to Barrie Police Service.

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world.

"Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways."