If you plan on heading out of town this Thanksgiving long weekend, OPP will also be out monitoring you.
The national blitz called Operation Impact is Canada's largest annual road safety campaign which takes place from Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14, 2013.
Officers will be raising awareness and enforcing traffic laws associated with the 'big 4' driving behaviours that are blamed for injuries and deaths on the road. They include, impaired driving, not wearing seatbelts, distracted driving and all aspects of aggressive driving.
As of October 7 of this year, 213 people have died this year on Ontario roads in OPP jurisdiction and 182 of those deaths were attributable to the 'big 4' driving behaviours that are the focus of Operation Impact.
The OPP is also planning to maintain their presence on Ontario waterways and trails over the weekend as the forecasted warm weather is expected to drive people outdoors for recreational boating and off-roading activity.