As families commute to and from households for Thanksgiving dinner, High River RCMP will be on the road keeping an eye out for safe driving habits.

High River RCMP Officer Jason Cann, says it's all part of their weekend initiative.

"This weekend from Friday October 5 until Monday [October 8] is Operation Impact. So during that time we will be targeting impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and occupant restraints."

The timely program goes this holiday weekend, when public transportation will be in full force, and while Thanksgiving is not typically a holiday associated with impaired driving, Cann says RCMP detachments will remain vigilant.

"I think you should always should be alert. You want to have a planned designated driver with you, and we will be looking out for that as well."

As part of the program, several random check stops will be set up around town.

Operation Impact was originally a one day annual initiative, but has been changed to be a four day long safety awareness campaign, reminding holiday motorists to drive safe throughout the year.


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