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OPP officers lay more than 4,200 speeding charges over long weekend

The OPP conducted enforcement and education around Ontario's 'Move Over Law' initiative, laying dozens of charges against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that had their emergency lights flashing.  
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Ontario Provincial Police cruiser. (Photo/ OPP)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to five road fatalities over the Civic Holiday long weekend.

The OPP conducted enforcement and education around Ontario's 'Move Over Law' initiative, laying dozens of charges against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that had their emergency lights flashing.  

Officers laid more than 4,200 speeding charges and close to 100 stunt driving/racing charges. Among the criminal code charges were more than 170 impaired driving offences. Close to 100 distracted driving violations and more than 280 seatbelt offences were among the list of charges. The OPP also issued over 90 driver's licence suspensions.  

A total of 6,918 traffic-related charges were laid.

 

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