July 6 - OPP Wrap Up Canada Day Long Weekend Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign

                           


FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                                               DATE: July 06, 2017

UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY OPP WRAP UP CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND

PROVINCIAL TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN

 

(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has concluded their Canada Day long weekend traffic safety campaign which took place from June 30 to July 3, 2017.   OPP officers focused on speeding drivers and all other forms of aggressive driving – which include following too closely, unsafe passing and lane changes, failing to yield right-of-way, and other dangerous, high-risk driving behaviours.

Over the course of the traffic safety initiative Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers laid several charges including 144 speeding charges, 7 hazardous moving violation charges, 6 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges, 3 seatbelt charges and 1 distracted driving charge.  Officers also charged two drivers with Impaired Driving under the Criminal Code.   The 144 speeding charges laid by the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP was second amongst all OPP detachments in the OPP East Region.

         

Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever

                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment

                Tel# (613) 732-3332

                Cell # (613) 633-3294