OPP lay 448 charges against commercial vehicles in 24 hours

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid a total of 448 charges against commercial vehicle drivers during their annual Operation Corridor campaign, a 24-hour enforcement blitz from Thursday, June 13, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019. The annual enforcement and education campaign is conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, and targets commercial vehicle drivers with the goal of reducing deaths, injuries, and collisions that involve commercial motor vehicles.

The highest number of charges were related to equipment violations, with 148 charges laid. Speeding was the second highest offence at 114 charges. A total of 44 commercial vehicles were taken out of service for various offences.

 

Other charges:

Seat belt: 44

Speed limiter: 31

Follow too close: 28

Hours of service: 24

Distracted driving: 13

Unsecure load: 11

Unsafe lane change: 5

Other hazardous moving violations: 29

2 thoughts on “OPP lay 448 charges against commercial vehicles in 24 hours

  • The OPP need a dedicated team, or actually several dedicated teams to nail those drivers who speed, [inadequate speed limiters], and/or passing and blocking the left lane for miles. Just having a blitz once or twice a year is hardly effective.

  • I agree with these large vehicles safety is a growing concern and must be sought after by all involved. But I’m curious and 24 hours how many churches could be late against car drivers if they were inspected the same way.

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