The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four traffic fatalities over the Labour Day long weekend. Two people lost their lives in road collisions, while two others were killed in separate off-road vehicle incidents. These latest incidents bring the number of fatalities to 180 on OPP-patrolled roads and 15 deaths on OPP-patrolled trails.
Officers laid a total of 7,331 traffic charges over the weekend. Speeding accounted for 4,877 of the offences, with an additional 151 stunt/racing charges laid.
Among the offences: seatbelt non-compliance (259 charges), alcohol/drug-impaired driving (100 charges) and distracted driving (75 charges). Officers also laid 85 marine-related and 47 off-road vehicle-related charges.
OPP Central Region Stats:
Labour Day long weekend kept officers busy across Central Region on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled roadways, trails and waterways with 1,663 traffic stops resulting in 1,870 charges – of those 1,194 charges were for speeding, stunt driving or racing.
Excessive speed and dangerous driving continue to threaten the safety of all road users. There is no excuse for risky driving behaviours on our roads when lives are on the line. Please slow down, drive cautiously, courteously and report dangerous drivers to OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in emergency.
Central Region Breakdown:
TOTAL TRAFFIC STOPS – 1,663
TOTAL CHARGES – 1,870
Speeding – 1,141
Stunt/Racing – 53
Seatbelt – 83
Distracted Driving – 20
Impaired Alcohol/Drug – 33
Hazardous Moving Violations – 139
Other HTA – 225
Marine Offences – 53
Other – 123
The OPP thanks all drivers and passengers who did their part to keep roads, trails and waterways safe throughout the Labour Day long weekend.