The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will again be participating in Canada Road Safety Week, supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada from Tuesday May 17, 2022 to Monday May 23, 2022. Detachment members will continue to focus on ensuring the safety of those travelling on area roadways in the City of Orillia, Severn, Ramara and Oro-Medonte including local Provincial highways, through education and enforcement of traffic laws.
To date in 2022, Orillia OPP has laid one thousand four hundred seventy-six (1476) traffic related charges, including charging eighty-two (82) drivers with impaired driving. Five hundred forty (540) collisions have been investigated by Orillia detachment members, including five (5) fatalities. Speed, distracted, and impaired driving continue to be the main causal factors in collisions in our area.
Since the beginning of 2022, sixteen (16) motorists were charged with Race motor vehicle- excessive speed 50+ km/hr over the posted limit on Orillia OPP patrolled roads. This included a 24-year-old male from Ramara Township, who on May 10, 2022, was charged and had his vehicle impounded for 14 days, while travelling more than double the posted speed limit in the City of Orillia.
Orillia OPP have laid 8 seatbelt related tickets since the beginning of 2022, a sharp decrease from 59 tickets during the same period in 2021. Furthermore, Orillia OPP have seen a slight decrease of distracted drivers charged on area roadways.
The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00