North Bay OPP are calling Thanksgiving weekend “very busy.”
Police are reporting one impaired driver taken off the roadway, and say they issued a 3-day suspension to another driver for driving after consuming alcohol.
Officers also issued 110 Provincial Offence Notices during this time, including 94 for speeding, one for a seatbelt violation, four for distracted driving and 11 hazardous moving violations.
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend from October 6-9, the OPP joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, moving and seatbelt violations, distracted driving and speeding.
Officers also responded to 93 calls for service. These incidents, in relation to traffic, included: nine motor vehicle collisions, 17 traffic complaints, three suspended drivers, one driver not wearing a helmet on an ATV and one passenger with open liquor in a vehicle.
Police say that each year, thousands of people are killed in traffic crashes, and many more are seriously injured. Many of these tragic losses of life occur on long weekends and have a profound impact on thousands of families every year. Through Operation Impact, police services everywhere educate the public about the traffic-related risks they face in their communities and on our highways every day.
No matter what time of the year, the OPP would like to remind the public to keep our roads safe and to ensure that everybody on our roads makes it home safe.