Over 1500 Charges Laid By OPP Over Thanksgiving Weekend
OPP say that throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend, as part of Operation Impact, officers in Central Region laid 1,581 traffic charges, of which 1,253 were for speeding, and stunting or racing.
During the four-day initiative, officers conducted targeted enforcement and provided education on alcohol/drug-impaired, aggressive and inattentive/distracted driving, as well as lack of seatbelt use - all main causes of death and injury on the road.
Excessive speeds continue to threaten the safety of all road users with a nearly 70% increase in speed-related road deaths in Central Region in 2021, compared to this time last year. Already this year, 34 people have died on OPP Central Region patrolled roadways, of which 10 deaths were speed-related, 6 alcohol or drug-related, 6 seatbelt-related, 2 inattentive-related and 5 motorcyclists lost their lives.