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East Region OPP Officers Lay More Than 2,400 Charges During Canada Day Traffic Initiative

KAWARTHA LAKES-Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers across East Region laid a total of 2,412 charges during Canada Day traffic initiative, which ran from June 21 to July 1.

“The number of violations our officers saw during this period is disturbing, particularly when it comes to seatbelts, life jackets and helmets. We all know they can save lives. As for speeding, we also know the severity of collisions increases with higher speeds.” said Inspector Walid Kandar, OPP East Region Traffic & Marine Manager

These initial results, which may increase as additional reports are added, include:

  • Speeding – 1,309
  • Stunt Driving – 47
  • Impaired driving – 87
  • Distracted driving – 24
  • Seatbelt charges -134
  • PFD/Life jacket charges (marine) – 32
  • Helmet charges (off road vehicles) – 11

The remainder of the charges fall under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Off Road Vehicles Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Canada Shipping Act.

Officers also issued nearly 900 warnings.


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