LONDON, ON – Members of the West Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division along with members of all other police services continue to save lives through Operation Impact.
“Finding violators is not the problem, finding drivers who are obeying the rules of the road, established for everyone’s safety, is the problem,” states Traffic and Marine Inspector Lisa Anderson.
In an attempt to reduce injury and death on roads across Canada, the OPP have joined in with all other police services on Operation Impact, a multi-police agency, coast-to-coast traffic safety initiative. All police services across the country continue to target the “Big-4” causal factors of injury and death on our roads; distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving and failure to wear seatbelts.
Yesterday members of the OPP Aviation Services Unit assisted ground intercept patrol officers in stopping a driver travelling at 182 km/h in a posted 100. Needless to say, a charge of Stunt Driving was issued and the driver’s vehicle and licence were seized.
The OPP are reminding all motorists that OPP Aviation Services will continue to be the “eye-in-the-sky” throughout Operation Impact. Police remain hopeful that all drivers will voluntarily comply with the rules of the road and practice good driving behavior.
It’s a matter of life and death.