Twenty-one people have already lost their lives in 2023 on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled roadways in Central Region. During the Canada Road Safety Week campaign, officers in Central Region completed 2,710 traffic stops and laid 2,534 traffic-related charges focused on driving behaviours that contribute to injury and death on our roads.
Canada Road Safety Week (May 16-22, 2023) aims to increase compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives. Its focus is on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk, including the “big four” contributing factors for injury and death on our roads: impaired driving, distracted driving, speed or aggressive driving and lack of seatbelt use.
During Canada Road Safety Week, the following charges were laid in Central Region:
· Speeding – 1,234
· Stunt/racing – 37
· Seatbelt – 79
· Distracted driving – 33
· Impaired – 45
· Careless driving – 23
· Drive while prohibited – 11
· Other charges – 1,072
· Driver’s licence suspensions – 13
Motorists are asked to prioritize safety on our roads by slowing down, driving safely and cautiously, wearing a seatbelt and never driving impaired.
OPP Central Region Detachments:
Bracebridge, Caledon, City of Kawartha Lakes, Collingwood, Dufferin County, Haliburton Highlands, Huntsville, Huronia West, Northumberland County, Northumberland County (Campbellford), Northumberland County (Brighton), Nottawasaga, Orillia, Orillia (Barrie), Peterborough County, Southern Georgian Bay, Southern Georgian Bay (Midland)