The Ontario Provincial Police laid more than 2,500 charges in Central Region during Canada Day week

More than 2,500 charges were laid in the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region during Canada Day week, according to police.

The Ontario Provincial Police said officers in Central Region detachments laid 2,568 traffic-related charges between June 25 and July 3.

“This week-long campaign was designed to save lives and reduce injuries on Ontario’s roads, trails and waterways with a focus on safety equipment,” police said in a statement. a statement.

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Here is a list of the charges that have been laid in the central region:

  • 1,331 speeding
  • 863 various traffic violations or dangerous travel
  • 31 stunt counts
  • 63 charges for impaired driving by drugs or alcohol
  • 10 suspensions for warning range on approved roadside detection devices
  • 26 charges of distracted driving
  • 170 motor vehicle seat belt fee
  • Six off-road vehicle seat belt charges
  • 44 personal float or life jacket fee
  • Six charges for no helmet on off-road vehicles

The Ontario Provincial Police said officers conducted 2,746 traffic stops to bolster “enforcement and education regarding the presence and use of lifesaving equipment to help ensure Ontarians travel safely on and off the road.

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“As summer has arrived, the OPP is counting on everyone to comply with all traffic, off-road and marine laws,” the statement read. “This will go a long way towards reducing fatalities and serious injuries on roads, waterways and trails.”

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