Operation Impact is a special initiative to focus on safe driving practices, and is timed in conjunction with Canada's Thanksgiving holiday weekend, when the traveling public will be out in great numbers. It is a coordinated effort between police agencies across the country to work toward the goal of Road Safety Strategy 2025 - making Canada's roads the safest in the world.
Cobourg Police have conducted enforcement efforts throughout the weekend with the following results;
67 Provincial offence notices being issued including
- 53 Speeding, Highway Traffic Act sec.128
- 5 Drive Motor Vehicle no validation on plate ,Highway Traffic Act sec.7(1)(c)(i)
- 4 Fail to Properly wear Seatbelt Assembly ,Highway Traffic Act sec.106(2)
- 1 Drive while Child passenger not Properly Secured , Highway traffic Act sec.106(4)(b)
- 1 Drive Motor Vehicle in contravention of condition, Highway Traffic Act sec.32(9)
- 1 Disobey Sign ,Highway Traffic Act sec. 182(2)
- 1 Fail to Surrender Insurance Card ,Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act sec. 3(1)
- 1 Drive Under Suspension, Highway Traffic Act sec. 53
Additionally, R.I.D.E. programs were conducted with approx.. 1250 vehicles being stopped . Nine roadside screening tests were administered with 8 passes recorded as well as one 3 day license suspension being issued .
One female vehicle passenger was observed by Cobourg Police and was arrested on the the strength of 3 outstanding warrants held by Cobourg Police . The female was held for a bail hearing.
Cobourg Police remind drivers that Cobourg Police will be continuing enforcement efforts for enhanced road safety throughout the month of October.