O.P.P. issued thousands of charges over the long weekend
OPP Cruiser (Photo Credit: Trevor Smith-Millar)
Despite several awareness campaigns heading into it, the long weekend was a busy one for the O.P.P.
In a press release sent out from the O.P.P. headquarters, the police force said that over the long weekend officers issued 8,377 charges.
According to the O.P.P., aggressive driving accounted for the majority of the charges. 4,837 drivers were caught for speeding, and 128 for stunt driving.
On top of all the charges laid, two men lost their lives in collisions. Inattentive driving and excessive speed were reported as the primary cause of these incidents.
As part of the O.P.P.’s Move Over Campaign, they laid 355 charges in relation to drivers not abiding by that law.
Upper Ottawa Valley OPP was among the stats, laying 41 speeding charges, 16 hazardous moving violation charges, six seatbelt charges, and one charge for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle as well as several impaired driving charges.
Killaloe OPP raked up 49 Speeding Charges, 2 Seatbelt Charges, 10 Highway Traffic Act, Moving Violations Charges and one Marine Vessel Charge.
With Files from Phil McCabe