OPP 2-day enforcement blitz against distracted drivers leads to 46 charges

The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) partnered with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) in a two-day enforcement blitz targeting the use of cellphones and other devices while behind the wheel.

In a media release, police say on April 10 and 11, members from both agencies conducted dedicated patrols and increased enforcement on Highway 401 targeting distracted drivers.

Police say they laid a total of 46 traffic violation charges. Distracted driving makes up the largest percentage of the charges but others, like failing to wear a seatbelt, were laid.

Over 80 per cent of vehicles stopped were commercial vehicles. Two were taken out of service because of defects.

The OPP is asking the public to report any road incident at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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