OPP’s ‘Safe on Seven’ campaign results in over 100 charges

river clocked at 146 km/h in an 80 km/hr zone during ‘Safe on Seven’ campaign. Photo via OPP.

On Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition partner enforcement officers carried out the “Safe on Seven” traffic safety campaign.

Graphic depicting area of Highway 7 targeted by the ‘Safe on Seven’ campaign via Google Maps.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition members who participated in the Safe on Seven campaign were the Ministry of Transportation, Belleville City Police, Quinte West OPP, Madoc OPP, L&A OPP, and Frontenac OPP. The aim of the campaign was to target moving traffic violations, unfit vehicles, and Commercial Motor Vehicles along the stretch of Highway 7 (the Trans Canada Highway) from Hastings County to Lennox & Addington County to Frontenac County. 

While moving violations were the focus of the campaign, officers were paying special attention to “the Big 4” which, in terms of personal injury collision causation are impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, and lack of occupant restraint, the OPP said.

The OPP detailed the following results from the October 2023 Save on Seven traffic safety campaign:

  • Stunt driving charge – One (146km/hr in an 80km/hr zone)
  • Speeding violations – 77
  • Cell phone violations – Two
  • Seat belt violations – Two
  • Expired permit violations – 10
  • Fail To Have Insurance Card violations – Two
  • Improper class of licence – Two (both out of service)
  • Driving a Motor Vehicle without a Licence – One
  • Driving While Suspended – One
  • Driving a Motor Vehicle with No Insurance – One
  • Hours of work violations – Six (two out of service)
  • Overweight permit violations – Two
  • No Daily Inspection violations – Three
  • Fail to have Commercial vehicle operator’s registration (CVOR) – One
  • Load Security – Two (both out of service)
  • Commercial Vehicles equipment violations out of service – Six (brakes, tires, cracked rims, body)
  • Total charges for the one-day event – 113
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspections completed – 20

According to the release, the OPP remains committed to traffic safety and the safety of all road users. The OPP urges drivers to work together and make Ontario roadways the safest in Canada. 

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