Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, the Regina Police Service joined police services across the country for Operation Impact 2020 – an annual campaign to remind motorists of the impact they have on the safety of themselves and others.
From Friday, October 9th through Monday, October 12th, members of the RPS Traffic Safety Unit ran daily projects, each focusing on the areas of ‘Operation Impact’ including aggressive driving, impaired driving, distracted driving, seatbelts, etc). As a result: a total of 74 SOTI’s (Summary Offence Ticket Information) aka traffic tickets were issued. In addition, two individuals were arrested and charged under the Criminal Code for Impaired Driving and Exceeding 0.08.
Combined Traffic Services of Saskatchewan (CTSS), which includes members from RPS and other law enforcement agencies, also participated in Operation Impact 2020. CTSS recorded a total of 271 enforcement actions including charges, tickets, warnings, roadside suspensions, vehicle inspection requirements, etc). Of those 271 enforcement actions, 41 speeding tickets were issued.
As Operation Impact 2020 comes to a close and we all settle back into our post-long weekend routines, the Regina Police Service reminds motorists that the need for safe driving behavior lasts all year long. Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Drive safely. Drive alert. Drive sober.