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Members of the West Region OPP Highway Safety Division, along with members from all other police services, were focused on saving 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,” stated Lisa Anderson, Traffic and Marine Inspector.

In an attempt to reduce injury and death on roads across Canada, the OPP joined in with all other police services on Operation Impact, a multi-police agency, coast-to-coast traffic safety initiative over the long weekend.

All police services across the country continue to target the “Big-4” causal factors of injury and death on roads; distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving and failure to wear seat belts.

Over the weekend, 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 km/h zone.

Needless to say a charge of Stunt Driving was issued and the drivers vehicle and licence were seized, OPP officials said.

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, OPP officials say.

More Operations Impact details:

– On Saturday, October 7, Chatham-Kent Police officers held RIDE programs in Chatham and Wallaceburg, where 260 vehicles were checked and six Highway Traffic Act charges were laid, but no impaired operation of motor vehicles were observed.

– On Sunday, October 8, Chatham-Kent Police officers held RIDE programs in Chatham and Tilbury, where 285 vehicles were checked and no impaired operation of motor vehicles were observed.

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