Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers across Eastern Ontario laid a total of 1,351 charges, based on preliminary figures, during Canada Road Safety Week, May 18-24. Officers conducted traffic stops on nearly 2,500 vehicles between the Quebec border and Quinte West, as well as in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley.
The charges included:
- Speeding – 1201
- Stunt Driving – 27
- Failing to wear a seatbelt – 49
- Impaired Driving – 23
- Distracted Driving – 16
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Inspector David Tovell, OPP East Region Manager of Traffic and Marine Programs. “Speeding, impaired driving and distracted driving are unacceptable and put lives at risk.”
OPP officers across East Region will continue to be out on the roads 24/7 looking for drivers who put lives in danger.