OPP Long Weekend Traffic/Fatalities With Close to 14,700 Charges

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It was a tragic Victoria Day long weekend in Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) jurisdictions, with four people killed in separate road collisions and three boaters losing their lives.

The OPP laid close to 14,700 traffic-related charges during Canada Road Safety Week.  Officers issued 7,860 speeding charges across the province over and above the 204 stunt driving/racing charges they laid against other aggressive drivers.

Road users who chose to not contribute to safe roads over the week-long national campaign were also charged with:

Impaired driving:    254

Distracted driving: 158

Careless driving:   155

No seatbelt:           901 (charges apply to drivers and passengers)

Other unlawful and unsafe moving violations, and driver actions and behaviour made up for the balance of the charges.

The OPP thanks all drivers and other road users who did their part to help keep the motoring public safe during the campaign and encourages everyone to do so throughout the year.

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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