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OPP laid over 3,000 charges during Operation Safe Driver week

The week of July 11 to 17, 2021 saw Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) running their Operation Safe Driver campaign. The annual week-long enforcement and education campaign focused on commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers who failed to share the road safely and engaged in risky driving behaviours. During the campaign, the

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OPP laid over 1,300 charges in Eastern Ontario during Road Safety Week

Last week, May 18-24, 2021, was Canada Road Safety Week. During the week-long campaign, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) maintains a strong presence on highways and roads as they join policing partners across Canada to enforce and educate road users about traffic laws. OPP officers across eastern Ontario laid a

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Operation Impact sees OPP lay over 1400 charges across eastern Ontario

The Operation Impact campaign saw Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers across eastern Ontario lay a total of 1460 charges over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a report from the OPP, dated Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, officers conducted traffic stops on nearly 1600 vehicles between the Quebec border and Quinte West,

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Leeds OPP annual Operation Impact campaign runs this weekend

Over the long weekend, Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be visible on the roads, ensuring drivers are doing their part to keep themselves, their passengers and other road users safe. According to a statement from the OPP, dated Friday, Oct. 9, 2020,

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Canada Day Week traffic campaign sees seven fatalities, 11,014 charges

Every summer, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) runs a Canada Day Week safety campaign. This year’s campaign ran from Thursday, Jun. 27 to Sunday, Jul. 5, 2020. During this year’s weekly campaign, five people died in motor vehicle collisions and two were killed in boating accidents. The causes of the

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OPP laid 6,686 charges over Canada Day long weekend

According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canada Day Long Weekend ended up taking a tragic turn on and off the road for some families. The OPP responded to four fatal motor vehicle collisions resulting in five deaths, including the deaths of two motorcyclists. The deceased, all males, ranged from

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KPSC: Two per cent of Kingston drivers still using phones improperly

  Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community (KPSC) found some disappointing results after carrying out their annual Distracted Driving Checkpoints campaign. KPSC conducted their Distracted Driving Checkpoints campaign on Friday, Jun. 7, 2019. According to the data they collected, the number of drivers that were seen using cellphones while driving

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Safety awareness group holds spring ‘Distracted Driving Checkpoints’

  According to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, if a driver takes their eyes off the road for more than two seconds, their crash risk doubles. It’s for this reason that Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community (KPSC) once again holding their spring Distracted Driving Checkpoints on Friday, Jun.

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OPP: Over 2,300 charges laid in eastern Ontario during road safety week

  Canada Road Safety Week came to an end this week, and resulted in a staggering 2,459 charges laid on highways in eastern Ontario. Road safety week wrapped up on Monday, May 20, 2019, and demonstrated that impaired driving is a problem on the well-travelled highways in our region of

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