Central region

Central Region OPP officers laid 1,581 charges over the long weekend

Ontario Provincial Police report nearly 70% increase in speed-related road fatalities in Central Region in 2021, compared to same period last year

PRESS RELEASE
PROVINCIAL ONTARIO POLICE
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Throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend, Central Region Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers laid 1,581 traffic charges, including 1,253 speeding charges, stunts / races, as part of Operation Impact (October 8-11, 2021), a safety campaign that supports Canada’s Road Safety Strategy and aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

During the four-day initiative, officers conducted a targeted application and provided training on alcohol / drug impaired driving, aggression and inattention / distraction, as well as driving while impaired by alcohol / drugs. failure to wear seat belts – all of the leading causes of death and injury on our roads.

Distribution of the central region:

TOTAL TRAFFIC STOPS – 1,702

TOTAL COSTS (excluding suspensions from the Warn range) – 1,581

Speeding Fee – 1,220
Stunt, race fee – 33
Seat Belt Fee – 94
Distracted Driving Fee – 9
Mobile Violations – 199
Impaired over 80 counts – 26
Warn Range Suspensions – 8

Excessive speeds continue to threaten the safety of all road users with an almost 70% increase in speed-related road fatalities in the Central region in 2021, compared to the same period last year .

Already this year, 34 people have died on guarded roads in the central OPP region, including 10 speed-related fatalities, six alcohol / drug-related deaths, six seatbelt-related deaths, two related to inattention and five motorcyclists lost their lives.

The Ontario Provincial Police reminds drivers to share our highways safely. Please slow down, be careful, drive safely, with courtesy, and never drive while impaired. Report unsafe or impaired drivers to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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