Buckle up, cut the distractions, obey posted speed limits and arrive alive.

That’s the message Bancroft OPP want to get across if you’re heading out onto the road during Thanksgiving long weekend. The OPP says officers will be out on focused patrols as part of a safety initiative dubbed “Operation Impact.” Officers will be paying special attention to the “Big 4” which are the four main factors in motor vehicle collision deaths on OPP patrolled roads, according to police. Those are distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and wearing your seat belt.

The OPP say in a press release that 156 deaths on OPP-patrolled roads have been linked to the “Big 4” as of October 1st. 50 to speeding, 37 to distracted driving, 35 related to impaired driving and 34 were because of people not wearing their seat-belt.

The OPP says Operation Impact will be over Thanksgiving long weekend.