(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid a total 697 charges against transport truck drivers and took 63 trucks out of service during the OPP’s Operation Corridor enforcement initiative on June 13 – 14, 2018. In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, the OPP stopped a total of 1,692 trucks during the 24-hour blitz.
Speeding led the list of offences, with 226 charges being laid. Defective equipment ranked second at 176 charges (see complete list of charges below).
Other charges ranged from unsecured loads to distracted driving, reaffirming the OPP’s commitment to its Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision Mitigation Strategy with the goal of saving lives on Ontario roads.
The OPP would like to thank the many safe transport truck drivers and other motorists who drove safely and helped keep our roads safe during the campaign. < /p>
OPERATION CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE CAMPAIGN RESULTS:
Distracted Charges: 28
Speeding charges: 226
Speed Limiter charges: 38
Follow Too Close charges: 18
Unsafe Lane Change charges: 10
Move Left Charges: 4
Other Hazardous Moving Violations charges: 30
Seatbelt charges: 107
Equipment charges: 176
Insecure Load charges: 28
Hours of Services charges: 31
Impaired Driving charges: 0
Other Criminal offences: 1
Number of Out-of-Service Vehicles: 63
Total Number of Vehicles Stopped: 1,692