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1507 Seatbelt Charges Laid, Four Fatalities On OPP Patrolled Roads Over The Easter Long Weekend

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were busy over the Easter long weekend as they conducted a province-wide seatbelt campaign.

Sadly, three people died in motor vehicle collisions over the weekend and one person was killed in a snowmobile incident.

Over the four-day campaign, officers laid 1,507 seatbelt charges against drivers and passengers who placed themselves and all other occupants in their vehicles at risk.

Police say aggressive drivers posed a significant threat on roads, with 5,186 speeding charges and 129 stunt/racing charges laid. One hundred and forty-one (141) impaired driving and 137 distracted driving charges were among the 10,323 offences officers held motorists accountable for over the weekend.

“The OPP thanks all drivers and other road users who contributed to safe highways and roads over the busy long weekend.” said police in a press release.

The OPP Easter Long Weekend Seatbelt Campaign ran April 7-10, 2023.


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