OPP Report Tragic Labour Day Long Weekend And Over 9,000 Charges


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to five (5) fatalities on and off the road and laid close to 9,600 traffic-related charges over the Labour Day long weekend.

A motor vehicle driver, a motorcyclist, an off-road vehicle driver, a kayaker and a motorized vessel passenger were all killed in separate incidents. A significant number of aggressive drivers made roads unsafe over the weekend, with officers laying 6,232 speeding charges and 123 charges for stunt/racing offences.

Other offences for which weekend travelers were held accountable:

Seatbelt non-compliance: 530 charges; impaired driving: 169 charges; distracted driving: 129 charges. Off-road vehicle drivers and boaters were among those charged. The balance of the charges laid were for various other traffic-related offences. Officers also issued 100 driver’s licence suspensions for violations such as stunt/racing and driving with a blood alcohol concentration in the warn range.

The OPP thanks everyone who travels safely on roads, waterways and trails and contributes to the safety of Ontario citizens.


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