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OPP Focus on Trucker Safety During Traffic Blitz

Posted: 2018-07-18 06:58:31 By: hbr

The Almaguin Highlands OPP will be focusing on enforcing rules of the road and moving violations, specifically for Commercial truckers in a safety blitz that is running this week.

The OPP say that so far this year, the OPP has responded to 3,600 transport truck related collisions in which 41 people have died.

The OPP say that there are many safe truck drivers on the roads, but unfortunately there are too many operators who continue to commit offences such as distracted driving, impaired driving and other moving violations such as lack of seat belt use, non-compliance with inspection and hours of service laws as well as load security infractions. 

The OPP will be focusing on these offences during Operation Safe Trucking.