According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division – despite warning road users ahead of the long weekend and their high visibility throughout the weekend, the OPP laid 1,524 seat belt charges during their Easter Long Weekend Seat Belt Campaign (March 30-April 2, 2018). The charges mark a five-year high in Easter Long Weekend seat belt offences. With ten (10) seat belt-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads so far this year, the OPP is reminding drivers and passengers that choosing to not buckle up continues to cost road users their lives.
Locally, Grey County OPP participated in the annual campaign resulting in the following charges:
– 3 seatbelt
– 49 speeding
– 1 racing
– 2 distracted driving
– 2 hazardous moving violations
– 1 Liquor Licence Act violation
– 3 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act violations
– 1 “Warn” range liquor suspension
– 4 other Highway Traffic Act violations
Grey County OPP continue to strive to keep our roads safe for all road users through education and enforcement. Buckle-up … put the phone down … stay alert.
The above media release provided By OPP