St Thomas Police will be on the roads during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend targeting impaired drivers, distracted drivers aggressive driving, and drivers – passengers that don’t wear their seat belts. This four day traffic initiative called OPERTION IMPACT, an annual traffic enforcement and education campaign will begin 12:01a.m Friday October 5th and end at 11:59 p.m. Monday October 8th 2012. As drivers, our main goal should be to reduce injuries and save lives.
Did you know:
– You are 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision while texting or talking on your cellular telephone
– Aggressive driving is a factor in 39 percent of fatal collisions
– Not wearing your seat belt is the number one ( 1 ) cause of death in a collision
– 1000 people die in alcohol related crashes annually
Be wary of door to door water heater salespeople
St Thomas Police continue to receive complaints from citizens that have been approached by deceptive, misleading and aggressive door to door salespeople. Many consumers are tempted to rent a new water heater from these people who offer deals that sound too good to pass up. Understand all terms and conditions of a contract before signing on the dotted line. Remember, to be cautious, most of these contracts include inflated and hidden costs.