OPP busy over long weekend
Rainy River District OPP officers conducted directed patrols over the Labour Day holiday weekend as part of a province-wide traffic enforcement initiative.
The goal of the initiative was to ensure the motoring public was in compliance with all traffic and alcohol-related laws.
Within Rainy River District, officers laid six impaired driving charges, 104 speeding charges, one seatbelt charge, one distracted driving charge, and eight hazardous moving violations.
Police also laid 10 “other” highway traffic act offences, seven Liquor Licence Act offences, and two Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges.
Impaired driving, aggressive driving, and people not wearing occupant restraints such as seatbelts are major causes of fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways.
The OPP will continue to monitor traffic flow on our roadways to help reduce such tragedies.
“We are pleased with the efforts of our detachment members as part of the Labour Day Weekend Traffic Initiative,” said Insp. Steve Shouldice, detachment commander of the Rainy River District OPP.
“As part of a year-long campaign to support public safety, we remind the public that it is up to all drivers and passengers to make safe decisions as they set out in their vehicles,” he added.
“Driving responsibly, obeying the rules of the road, and choosing to drive sober are proactive decisions we can all make to keep our roadways safe.”