AURORA, ON, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - It was a busy weekend for the Ontario
Provincial Police (OPP) as they carried out their Canada Day Long
Weekend enforcement and education campaign, with a focus on aggressive
Sadly, the long weekend ended in tragedy for 2 people in OPP-policed
jurisdictions. 2 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions,
however the OPP report that there were no fatal boating or all-terrain
vehicle incidents on OPP patrolled waterways and trails.
The OPP laid a total of 7,032 charges throughout the province for
speeding, 98 impaired driving charges, 308 distracted driving charges
and 1,593 charges were laid for seat belt violations.
While the Canada Day Long Weekend is over, the OPP is asking the public
to make reducing deaths and serious injuries on roads, waterways and
trails a shared priority year round.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Contacts by OPP Region:
Highway Safety Division: Sgt. Dave Woodford Phone: (416) 553-5471
Central Region: Sgt. Peter Leon Phone: (705) 330-3738
East Region: Sgt. Kris Rae Phone: (613) 285-2750
Northwest Region: Sgt. Shelley Garr Phone: (807) 473-2734
Northeast Region: Insp. Mark Andrews Phone: (705) 845-2720
West Region: Sgt. Dave Rektor Phone: (519) 652-4156