Members of the Prince Albert Police Service participated in Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving long weekend promoting safe driving habits. Operation Impact is a national public awareness campaign aimed at education and enforcement of dangerous driving habits, such as impaired driving, lack of seatbelt use, and aggressive driving.
This year’s theme was “Your actions have impact”.
From October 11 to 14, members of the Combined Traffic Safety Services Unit (CTSS) conducted roaming patrols, organized a traffic safety blitz, and partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to conduct two joint stop checks around the city.
CTSS officers issued 98 tickets over the four-day Operation Impact campaign, the majority of which were for speeding violations. Police also laid three Criminal Code charges as part of Operation Impact and seized a sawed-off firearm.
Members of the Prince Albert Police Service Bylaw Unit took part in Operation Impact as well, conducting numerous community patrols as part of Neighbourhood Strengthening efforts. Bylaw officers issued four tickets and seized one vehicle during the campaign.
Figures cited in Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 report show motor vehicle collisions kill about 2,000 Canadians, seriously injure another 10,000 people and injure about 165,000 people every year.
According to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, more than 90 per cent of road crashes are a result of human error or condition.