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Published July 4, 2022

OPP Central Region lay over 2500 charges during Canada Day week

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Release - OPP Central Region

OPP across the central region laid 2568 traffic-related charges throughout the Canada Day week, between June 25 and July 3.

The weeklong campaign was designed to save lives and reduce injuries on Ontario's roads, trails and waterways with a special focus on safety equipment.  

Officers worked to ensure safety this long weekend.

During the campaign, police were highly visible as they focused on safety equipment, such as helmets, lifejackets and seatbelts.  

Although properly worn safety equipment was the focus of this campaign, enforcement was not limited to just equipment.

Charges laid in Central Region include:

  • Speeding - 1331
  • Various Highway Traffic Act / Hazardous Moving Violations - 863
  • Stunt Driving - 31
  • Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol - 63
  • Suspensions - warning range on Approved Roadside Screening Device - 10
  • Distracted Driving - 26
  • Seatbelts (motor vehicle) - 179
  • Seatbelts (off-road vehicle) - 6

Marine:

  • PFD/Life Jacket - 44

Off-Road Vehicles:

  • No helmet - 6

OPP officers conducted 2746 traffic stops - ramping up enforcement and education regarding the presence and use of lifesaving equipment to help ensure Ontarians travelled safely on and off the road.

As summer has arrived, the OPP is counting on everyone to comply with all traffic, off-road and marine laws.

Doing so will go a long way toward reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on roads, waterways and trails.

Feature image - file photo - Barrie 360

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