L&A OPP lay over 400 charges during Canada Day Road Safety Week

Photo via L&A OPP.

Officers with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid more than 400 charges during the week of Canada Day 2023.

The charges were laid as part of the OPP’s Canada Day Road Safety Week traffic campaign, which ran from Saturday, Jun. 24 to Sunday, Jul. 2, 2023. According to the OPP, the “public education and enforcement campaign” aims to increase public compliance with traffic laws, which targeting behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other road users at risk.

Over the over 400 charges laid by the L&A OPP, six of those were for impaired driving and seven were other traffic charges under the Criminal Code of Canada. A massive 246 charges were laid for speeding, with an additional six stunt driving charges. Other charges laid included:

  • 30 seatbelt charges
  • 23 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges
  • Eight personal flotation device (PFD) charges
  • One Small Vessel Regulations charge under the Canada Shipping Act
  • One Liquor Licence Act charge
  • Three Cannabis Control Act charges
  • 73 other provincial traffic charges

“The OPP will continue to increase presence on the highways and waterways throughout the summer months,” the L&A Detachment relayed.

“The OPP remains committed to delivering on its Provincial Traffic Safety Program, which incorporates high police visibility, measurable outcomes, professional traffic stops and public education into their efforts to save lives on Ontario roads, trails, and waterways.”

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