RCMP plan safety campaign in Iqaluit over Thanksgiving weekend

The patrols are part of Operation Impact, a nationwide RCMP campaign for safe driving

RCMP in Iqaluit announced that Operation Impact will run from Friday to Monday. (File photo from David Venn)

By Nunatsiaq News

Iqaluit drivers might notice a larger police presence in and around Iqaluit this weekend, as the RCMP launches a campaign to encourage safe driving.

Police plan to set up checkpoints and carry out increased foot and motor patrols with a focus on impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.

It will be part of a national public awareness campaign called Operation Impact, Iqaluit RCMP announced in a news release Tuesday.

“Driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, aggressive driving, and driving while fatigued are the leading causes of injury and death on Canadian roadways,” states the release.

Police also plan to educate members of the public about seatbelt and child safety in vehicles.

Operation Impact is scheduled to run from Friday to Monday.

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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by Where is Bylaw? on

    Where is the City Bylaw on this initiative? They are named as officers of the Traffic Safety Act and yet don’t seem to have any involvement in these targeted traffic initiatives…..wasted opportunities for increased manpower

    • Posted by John K on

      The program is set to run from Friday to Monday so the answer to your question … is home. By-law will be at home.

  2. Posted by Itibli on

    The RCMP should also be checking on valid drivers licenses, auto insurances, check the vehicles for proper light operations ,etc etc. And get the public aware of what documents are legally required to have available in the vehicle

    • Posted by John K on

      It would also be nice if our cars had to actually be road worthy.

  3. Posted by John W Paul Murphy on

    The RCMP has always done these annual safety checks along WITH bylaw officers.

    Some of you should pay a little more attention to what is going on in Iqaluit,

    Good luck to all the law officials out there and thank you. Be safe.

  4. Posted by Vehicles Not road worthy on

    There are a lot of vehicles that are not road worthy in Iqaluit.
    Motor Vehicles Officer should also do patrol with bylaws and tow trucks following behind to take them strait to the dump.

  5. Posted by Salt on a wound on

    Drop in the bucket, salt on a wound, band aid on a broken leg, etc etc

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