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OPP hand out more than 100 speeding tickets during Road Safety Week

Four stunt driving charges laid between May 12 - 18
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(Courtesy OPP)

The West Nipissing OPP detachment handed out more than 100 speeding tickets during Canada Road Safety Week between May 12 - 18.

The annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures. 

The campaign resulted in the following results for the Nipissing West OPP Detachment cluster:

  • Impaired by Drug charges: 1
  • Speeding charges: 109
  • Seatbelt charges: 3
  • Fail to Yield charges: 2
  • Stunt Driving charges: 2

The campaign results for the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team are as follows:  

  • Speeding charges: 28
  • Stunt Driving charges: 2
  • Seatbelt charges: 1
  • Distracted Driving charges: 1 

"While the OPP and its traffic safety partners remain committed to saving lives on our roads, drivers should adopt safe, defensive driving behaviours, which go a long way in reducing the number of preventable deaths," said the OPP in a news release.  

Passengers and the public in general can help by adopting an intolerance of these behaviours and recognizing the serious risk they pose to the road users.