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East Region OPP Laid 2,381 Charges Over Labour Day Long Weekend

KAWARTHA LAKES-The east region OPP says officers laid 2,381 charges, based on preliminary figures, during the Labour Day long weekend.

Officials say drivers have contributed to a significant increase in preventable roads deaths this year. In East Region, officers have responded to 39 fatal collisions on OPP patrolled roads so far in 2022, with 48 lives lost.

“Aggressive driving, which includes speeding, continues to be a leading cause of fatal collisions and these behaviours continue to present a serious risk to the motoring public,” said Chief Superintendent Karl Thomas, OPP East Region Commander. “Road safety is every driver’s responsibility.”

Officers stopped nearly over 2500 vehicles between the Quebec border and Quinte West, as well as in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley over the weekend.

The charges included:

  • Speeding – 1535
  • Seatbelts – 160
  • Distracted Driving – 56
  • Impaired Driving – 42
  • Stunt Driving – 25
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act – 119

“I want to thank our members who did a great job over the weekend, working to ensure that the highways are safe for all drivers and passengers,” said Chief Superintendent Karl Thomas. “I also want to thank those drivers who ensure they keep safety in mind as they travel our roads and highways.”

OPP members continue to see large numbers of motorists who have not renewed their licence plates. The renewal may be free but must be done. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-your-licence-plate.

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