Police & the Community


Barrie Police to Participate in Operation Impact

Barrie Police to Participate in Operation Impact
October 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, motorists are reminded that the Barrie Police Service will be participating in Operation Impact which runs from Friday, October 5, through Monday, October 8, 2018. This national road and traffic safety initiative is an annual awareness campaign focused on encouraging safe driving behaviours.

Police services across Canada are driven to save lives on Canada’s roads and are committed to the Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 which has the goal of making Canadian Roads the safest in the world.

The theme for the 2018 campaign is “Drive to Save Lives” and locally, this initiative will identify high-risk driving behaviours that will put other drivers, passengers and other vulnerable road users at risk.

“The Barrie Police Service is pleased to participate in this collaborative nation-wide road safety initiative that can reduce the number of collisions, injuries and deaths on Canada’s roads and here in the City of Barrie as well”, said Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood. “With many people travelling throughout and through the City of Barrie over the next few days, officers from Traffic Services and those on general patrol will be looking for impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, inattentive drivers and those who are not wearing seatbelts. As a motorist, you are encouraged to do your part and drive responsibly”.