Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the U.S./Canada border are joining forces this weekend to ensure holiday safety.
The Columbus Day weekend is also Thanksgiving Day weekend in Canada. The international law enforcement effort, called “Safety Without Borders,” will target traffic violations such as speeding, failure to wear seat belts, impaired driving and use of hand-held electronic devices on roads in the proximity of the major international border crossings, and on popular routes of travel.
With the coincidence of the national holidays in both countries combined with pleasant weather forecasts and seasonal fall activities, international traffic volumes are expected to be high. Efforts will be focused particularly around the Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands and Champlain Ports of Entry.