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Over 8,000 Charges Laid Over Long Weekend

Posted: 2019-09-05 15:16:44 By: hbr

Seven traffic and two off-road vehicle deaths made for a tragic long weekend on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads, trails and waterways. 

Police say seven people died in six separate road collisions over the weekend - two more than during the same period last year - with one death attributed to inattention. Two people died in an off-road vehicle incident, and police say one of the victims was not wearing a helmet.

Overall, Police laid a total of 8,179 charges throughout the province with speeding topping the list at 5,021 charges. The OPP also laid 263 distracted driving charges.

The OPP is reminding Ontario residents and visitors to take responsibility for their own safety and make better decisions regarding their use of hand held devices.