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Operation Impact 2019: Your Actions Have Impact,
Car Seat Spot Check – Media Opportunity,
Friday, October 11, 2019 to Monday, October 14, 2019

Broadcast time: 19:00
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Traffic Services

Friday, October 11, 2019, Operation Impact 2019 will commence. It is a a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. By promoting safe driving behaviours, we hope to help prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk: impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs or fatigue, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving and lack of seat belt use.

"Your actions have impact" - this is the theme for this year's national campaign. It emphasizes the role each of us has to play to support traffic safety on our roads and highways in our communities. Don’t let the impact of your choices be a collision on our roads.

Motor vehicle collisions kill about 2,000 Canadians, seriously injure another 10,000 people and injure about 165,000 citizens in this country each year.

It is not a coincidence that the timing of this campaign takes place during this Thanksgiving long weekend. More people are travelling, making collisions more frequent.

The Toronto Police Service supports this campaign by having officers in our communities, over the long weekend, looking for drivers who take unnecessary risks.

To help make sure those Thanksgiving travels are safe for little ones, officers from Traffic Services and their auxiliary will be conducting a Car Seat Spot Check, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., in the area of St. Clair Avenue East at Kingston Road.

Media interested in covering this spot check event should contact Sergeant Brett Moore #99528 at Traffic Services. He may be reached at 416-808-1985 or

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Sergeant Brett Moore, Traffic Services for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services