OPP – Long Weekend Ends in Traffic/Marine Fatalities along with Over 10,000 Charges

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a number of fatal incidents on roads, waterways and trails over the long weekend, resulting in the deaths of six people.

Three people were killed in separate road collisions, with two motorcyclists among the deceased. Two individuals died in separate marine incidents. One of the incidents involved a motor boat that capsized, while the second fatality involved a person falling off a stand-up paddleboard. A sixth person was killed in an off-road vehicle colli sion.

The OPP laid more than 10,000 traffic/marine-related charges between Friday afternoon and Monday night (Sept. 01-04, 2023). Aggressive drivers made roads unsafe for the many families and other people travelling throughout the province to take in the last long weekend of summer. Officers laid a total of 5,847 speeding charges and 138 stunt driving/racing charges.

Among other charges:

No seatbelt: 458

Impaired driving: 192

Distracted driving: 101

The OPP thanks everyone who travels safely on roads, waterways and trails, and contributes to the OPP’s efforts to save lives.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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